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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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Nottinghamshire County Show
19th – 21st July

Newark Traditions Festival and Artisan Market

Newark Market Place

Celebrate living heritage with a weekend of Morris, sword and clog dancing, local folk plays, music and song. Try some historical or country dancing workshops with live music of join a guide on a walking tour of this historic town. Plus the fantastic monthly artisan craft and food market will run alongside.

Tel: 01636 655721
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Pedalfest at Sherwood Pines

3rd – 11th August

European Juggling Convention

Newark Showground

The European Juggling Convention is one of the world’s biggest social gatherings of jugglers, aerialists, hula hoopers, flow artists, extreme unicyclists, whip crackers and knife throwers. A festival of talent and skill but also of fun and relaxation!

Tel: 01636 705796
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Newark CAMRA Beer & Cider Festival
5th – 11th August

Robin Hood Festival

RSPB Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre

Each year Sherwood Forest plays host to a week of fun and festivities in August, celebrating the life of our most famous legendary hero – Robin Hood! Join in, dress up, take part and enjoy seven days of re-enactment, jousting, song, dance, storytelling, skirmishing and adventures with the outlaws!

Tel: 01636 677321
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Newark is the quintessential English market town. Home to the National Civil War Centre, stunning riverside Castle where King John died in 1216, a thriving, cobbled Market Place overlooked by its Georgian Town Hall, Newark offers an experience of English History through the ages alongside a tempting array of shops, cafes and charming pubs




Known for its ancient woodlands, wide range of outdoor activities and legendary association with Robin Hood and his Merry Men, Sherwood Forest offers something for everyone and its beautiful country parks, villages and natural wildlife habitats.




Picturesque Southwell is often referred to as 'the jewel in Nottinghamshire's crown'. Explore Southwell Minster, renowned for its twin 'pepperpot' towers, The Archbishop's Palace and The Workhouse as well as the choice of independent shops and tearooms.

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