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Newark is a thriving market town located just off the A1 on the east side of Nottinghamshire. The historic and picturesque market town boasts many heritage attractions and activities along with a range of hotels and breakfasts for an overnight stay.

Famed for its role in the English Civil War, one of the town's main historic attractions is Newark Castle. The castle was a Royalist stronghold but its key position on the banks of the River Trent meant that the castle has been severely damaged over the years. In 2015, the National Civil War Centre opened as the UK's only museum dedicated to telling the story of the brutal conflict. You can also take the Nottinghamshire Civil War trail which takes you to the key locations around the town of Newark as well as other sites in Nottinghamshire related to this turbulent chapter in our history.

Being a traditional market town, Newark Town Hall stands behind the market place and is open as a museum and art gallery between Monday and Saturday. As well as the markets in Newark, shoppers can also head to the Buttermarket for indoor shopping and well known high street brands. There are also plenty of antique and vintage shops dotted around the town which are perfect if you enjoy looking for treasures.

For aviation enthusiasts, Newark Air Museum is a must-see attraction. As well as having a wide range of aeroplanes to see (including a Vulcan, Buccaneer and Hawker), the museum hosts a wide range of events including open cockpit events. Sitting in the grounds of a former farmhouse, you'll also find the National Holocaust Centre and Museum, which used as an educational facility and rememberance centre. Or if you are looking for an evening of entertainment book tickets for a show at Newark Palace Theatre.

With so much history and heritage in Newark, there are plenty of things to see and do and the town is a great base for exploring nearby attractions, including Sherwood Forest and the historic town of Southwell

    • About Newark

      About Newark

      Find out all about Newark and its intriguing history. Includes a selection of images of the town centre and whats nearby.

    • Self Catering

      Self Catering

      If you want to stay self catering, then our search results will give you the options of the places closest to Newark.

    • Things to do

      Things to do

      There are plenty of things to do in and around Newark with antiques fairs, theatres, farm parks and more.

    • Bed and Breakfasts

      Bed and Breakfasts

      One of the best ways to stay in Newark, there's a healthy network of BBs for people staying over in this historic town.

    • Cafes in Newark

      Cafes in Newark

      Browse through our available Newark cafes with images and location map as well as further information.



Special offers

  1. Accommodation


    From cosy log cabins in the heart of Sherwood Forest to luxurious hotels with spa facilities, Nottinghamshire has a great selection of accommodation. Take advantage of these special offers to make your stay even more enjoyable.

    From: Thursday, 1st January 2015

    To: Sunday, 31st December 2017

Things to Do Highlights...

St Mary Magdalene Newark

St Mary Magdalene Newark

Open: Monday – Saturday 8.30am – 12.00 &, 1.30pm - 4.00pm, Sunday 12.00 – 4.00pm Newark's...

Newark Town Hall Museum

Newark Town Hall Museum

Newark Town Hall has housed the Mayor and the Town Council since it was built in 1776 by John Carr...



New and returning customers are always greeted with the warmest of welcomes at this quirky yet...

Walks of Life Heritage Centre

Walks of Life Heritage Centre

The unique collection of old trade handcarts, seed drills and prams depicting social history on...