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!

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!

      

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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Sat 22 – Sun 23 July

Sealed Knot Re-enactment

Sconce & Devon Park

The Sealed Knot are returning once again to the home of the National Civil War Centre for a tremendous weekend where they will fill the air with the sound of cannons and muskets firing as they present the life and times of the Civil Wars! With a living history camp, spectacular battles and specially organised drills for children to take part in, this is an event not to be missed!

Tel: 01636 650000
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Sat 29 Jul – Sun 3 Sept

Ingenious Inventions

National Civil War Centre

The 17th century was a great time for inventors and inventions. Come and take part in our summer of 17th century science. Make your own telescope for looking up at the heavens and meet a pair of strange scientists: Prince Rupert of the Rhine, who’ll tell you how he turned Windsor Castle into a laboratory and Mad Madge of Newcastle, one of England’s first science fiction writers!

Tel: 01636 655765
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Mon 31 Jul – Sun 6 Aug

Robin Hood Festival 2017

Sherwood Forest

Enjoy the 33rd annual Robin Hood Festival in the magical setting of Sherwood Forest. This FREE fun-filled festival takes place over a week and has something for all ages, with a wide variety of activities and entertainment, featuring costumed characters, medieval music, craft stalls and more. Experience the legend of Robin Hood around the majestic Major Oak.

Tel: 01623 823202
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