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Packed with fascinating history, thrilling outdoor adventure and stunning architecture, Newark and Sherwood has something for every visitor. Make memories with family, friends and loved ones as you hang out at Robin Hood’s hideout in Sherwood Forest, shop for antiques, learn about Newark’s role in the Civil War, enjoy world-class music festivals or simply enjoy the incredible landscapes of this district that sits right in the centre of the country.

Consider this your invitation to come and explore everything on offer in this unique and vibrant region and discover #newarkandsherwood for yourself.
You’ll wonder what took you so long!



Whether you’re looking to fill a day or plan a fortnight’s stay, we’ve got all the information you need to make the most out of your visit, and our fantastic Visitor Information Centre, based in the heart of Newark, is always on hand to help with any specific queries.

Please be aware there is a one-way system in operation in Newark town until mid June 2018.
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Experience life in a Victorian Workhouse, see one of the country’s only permanent maypoles, bring the 17th century to life at the National Civil War Centre and much, much more.

Food & Drink

There’s a delicious range of food and drink on offer across Newark and Sherwood where you can enjoy a pint in a 15th century pub and dinner on the banks of the River Trent.


Whether you’re looking for a self-catering cottage, a luxury bed and breakfast, a family-friendly campsite or something else entirely, we have the right accommodation for you.


Packed with local farm shops, incredible antiques outlets and myriad independent retailers, you won’t be disappointed by the fantastic shopping on offer.

Can’t find what you need? Contact our Visitor Information Centre who’ll be happy to help you.

Can’t find what you need? Contact our Visitor Information Centre who’ll be happy to help you.


Music lovers, real ale drinkers, living history enthusiasts and adventure seekers will find all sorts of events to whet the appetite across Newark and Sherwood, all year round. Check out everything that’s happening here.
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Sun 6th – Mon 7th May

Pikes and Plunder Festival


Over 300 re-enactors will descend on the historic town of Newark this bank holiday as the clock is turned back to the mid-17th century for the 4th Annual Pikes and Plunder Civil War Festival. The remarkable Queen’s Sconce fort, built in 1644, will be the venue for musket fire and fighting while Newark Castle and the National Civil War Centre host fascinating living history displays.

Tel: 01636 655765
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Sat 12th – Sun 15th May

Nottinghamshire County Show

Newark Showground

The first agricultural show of the season, the Notts County Show promotes all the best that the county has to offer. There are main ring attractions, fascinating demonstrations, a fantastic food hall, trade stands, national-standard showjumping, the finest sheep, pigs cattle, and plenty of dog shows and equine classes including fabulous heavy horses.

Tel: 01636 705796
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Sat 26 – Mon 28 May

Great Food and Drink Festival

Rufford Country Park

Known for its fabulous chef demonstrations (this year’s headliner is James Martin), workshops and stalls, for 2018 this hugely popular festival will also feature fantastic new experiences including the Gin Collection Marquee and a BBQ area. A range of pop-up restaurants and street food alongside great entertainment guarantees a brilliant family weekend.

Tel: 01623 821338
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