VISIT NEWARK & SHERWOOD

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!

      
      

DESTINATIONS

PLAN YOUR VISIT

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.

Attractions

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.

Accommodation

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.

Shopping

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.

FEATURED EVENTS

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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Potted Potions and Marvellous Medicines

6 April – 22 April

Potted Potions and Marvellous Medicines

National Civil War Centre

Mix up some magical remedies at the National Civil War Centre this Easter! Discover the exiting elixirs of the 17th century and meet one of the healers who concoted them, Nicholas Culpeper. Then follow in his footsteps and pot up some power for yourself using herbs from the National Civil War Centre’s garden.

Tel: 01636 655765
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Sherwood Forest Easter Trail

6 April – 28 April

Sherwood Forest Easter Trail

RSPB Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre.

Come out of hibernation to follow the RSPB Sherwood Forest’s family-friendly Easter trail around Sherwood forest!

Follow the trail and embark upon an Easter hunt around the woodland in search of clues, learning about spring wildlife as you go.

Suss out all of the answers and claim your tasty reward at the end!

Tel: 01623 677321
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Woodland Bird Egg Trail at Thoresby Park

6 April – 22 April

Woodland Bird Egg Trail

Thoresby Park

Help Thoresbunny find out which eggs are laid by which of his feathered woodland friends and keep an eye out for the naughty emu that has taken up residence in the veteran woodland.

10am – 4.30pm | £1 per trail available to purchase from the Visitor Centre.

Tel: 01623 822009
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SEARCH THE AREA

Whether you're searching for something in particular, or just want to know what's avaliable near to where you're staying, you can find it here...

 
VISIT NEWARK

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

 

 

VISIT SHERWOOD FOREST

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.

 

 

VISIT SOUTHWELL

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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