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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.


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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Fri 15th – Sun 17th June

Newark Festival 2018

Riverside Park, Newark

Newark Festival is back for its seventh year running, with a terrific line-up of stars such as Marti Pellow, Hothouse Flowers, Kim Wilde, Go West, Nick Heyward and more, as well as Friday’s brilliant tribute night, Riverside Rocks and Sunday’s family fun day, topped off with the popular Swing in the Park evening concert and fireworks finale, there’s sure to be something for everyone!

Tel: 01636 555666
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Saturday 30th June

Crooners the Show

Palace Theatre

Crooners is a rip roaring comedy musical showcasing the music of the greatest crooners of all time. Full of hilarious one liners, laugh out loud silliness and superb musical numbers, expect hits from the Rat Pack, Matt Monro, Nat King Cole, Bobby Darin and more from Mac The Knife to When You’re Smiling, L.O.V.E. With the outstanding Mini Big Band live on stage.

Tel: 01636 655755
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Wednesday 4th July

Robin Hood and his Merry Men

Southwell Minster

Inspired by folklore, myth and legend, this brand new version of Robin’s notorious story is brought alive with traditional swordplay, song, music, dance and stunning medieval costumes. Adapted by award-winning writer Laura Turner, join family and friends and step into the forest with Chapterhouse Theatre Company in what promises to be a fun summer adventure.

Tel: 01636 812649
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