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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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Sat 28th Jul-Sun 2nd Sep

Summer of Spies

National Civil War Centre

Hear two Civil War spies spill all their secrets! Aphra Behn, mistress of all trades, will talk about her radical life and extraordinary adventures while the anonymous spy who smuggled a message to besieged Newark’s governor will share the painfully uncomfortable tale of how he did it. You can also make a code-cracking spy kit, a sealed secret letter and a periscope to sneak a peek at the enemy.

Tel: 01636 655765
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Wed 22nd-Mon 27th Aug

Southwell Music Festival


Southwell Music Festival is an annual, top-quality classical music festival taking place each August Bank Holiday to celebrate classical music, to raise the profile of the town and its magnificent Minster and to inspire local musicians – especially young people. By kind permission of the Dean and Chapter festival concerts are centred at the Minster and the historic Archbishop’s Palace.

Tel: 01636 817285
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Mon 27th Aug-Sun 2nd Sep

Robin Hood Festival

Sherwood Forest

The Robin Hood Festival returns for its 34th year in 2018 at Sherwood Forest and for the first time it’s being organised by the RSPB. Expect a fun-filled week-long festival that has something for everyone from archery to pony rides, music, crafts, nature activities, storytellers, a medieval magician and more! The Festival is free to enter however there is a parking charge of £5.

Tel: 01295 253330
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