10 must do activities for your trip to Newark

We have been up and running in Newark for a couple of months now so we have to decided to remind people of some great activities in the town for your trip to Newark.

  1. Newark Castle and Gardens – Newark Castle: Explore the historic Newark Castle, which dates back to the 12th century. It offers beautiful views of the River Trent and houses a museum showcasing local history, together with the fabulous surrounding gardens. Also check out the Gimbal Walk tour of Newark including the castle.

2. Newark Market Place – Wander around the bustling Newark Market Place, where you can find a variety of stalls, shops, and cafes. Don’t miss the market days on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.

3. National Civil War Centre – Learn about the English Civil War and its impact on Newark at the National Civil War Centre. The interactive exhibits and informative displays provide insight into this significant period of history.

4. Newark Air Museum – Aviation enthusiasts shouldn’t miss the Newark Air Museum, located near the Newark Showground. It houses an extensive collection of aircraft and exhibits related to aviation history.

5. Newark Showground – Check out the schedule of events at the Newark Showground, as it hosts various exhibitions, trade shows, fairs, and festivals throughout the year. There’s always something interesting happening.

6. Gilstrap Centre – The Gilstrap Centre is an art gallery located in a Georgian building near the Market Place. It showcases rotating exhibitions by local and regional artists, providing a glimpse into the local art scene. If you are looking to tie the knot it is also a wedding venue!

7. Newark Town Hall Museum – Step inside the Newark Town Hall Museum, situated in the iconic Town Hall building. Learn about the town’s history, including its connections to the Civil War, through its fascinating exhibits.

8. Take a stroll along the River Trent: Enjoy a leisurely walk along the River Trent, which flows through Newark. Admire the picturesque scenery, feed the ducks, or have a picnic by the riverbank.

9. Discover the Civil War Trail – Follow the Civil War Trail in Newark, marked by blue plaques, to explore key locations associated with the English Civil War. It’s a fascinating way to delve deeper into the town’s history.

10. Enjoy a riverside meal or drink – Newark offers several riverside pubs and restaurants where you can savour a meal or a drink while enjoying the serene views of the River Trent. It’s a lovely way to unwind and soak in the atmosphere.

As always there is lots to do and see in and around the area and we have given you a few tips for your trip to Newark. If you are looking for somewhere to stay then contact us for a no obligation quote, or if you are already sold on the idea check out our accommodation and book via the website.

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