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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 15th – Sun 16th Sept

Festival of Food and Drink

Clumber Park

The Festival of Food and Drink is back at Clumber Park in 2018 for a 6th year! This vibrant festival features a range of fantastic artisan food producers, award winning food and drink, special guest TV chefs, gorgeous gifts, crafts and homewares and delicious cuisine from around the world at brilliant Street Food-style ‘Pop Up’ cafes and bars. A terrific treat!

Tel: 01909 476592
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Sat 29th – Sun 30th Sept

Rufford 1940s Weekend

Rufford Country Park

It’s back, by popular demand! Experience the sights and sounds of wartime Britain with a fantastic weekend of living history – set in and around the picturesque remains of Rufford Abbey. Take a walk down memory lane, dress up in your vintage finery, chat to knowledgeable re-enactors or just stroll around and enjoy that Dad’s Army vibe. Fantastic family fun!

Tel: 01623 821338
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Saturday 20th October

The Bramley Festival 2018


This much-loved annual event attracts hundreds of visitors from near and far. A food and drink festival is held in Southwell Minster and incorporates all manner of apple-related products, fruit specialists and craftsmen. There are apple-related competitions and throughout the town shops, businesses, Southwell Library, cafes, restaurants and local pubs take part in the occasion.

Tel: 01636 819038
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