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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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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Sat 20th Oct – Sun 4th Nov

Haunted Halloween

National Civil War Centre

Gather round this Haunted Halloween for the spooky tale of some frightful fighters! Our resident expert on all things supernatural, Dr Edvard Von Goosechaser, invites you to experience the terrible tale of the fallen army that refused to stay dead. You can also create some ghastly ghouls of your own, making a ghostly decoration for Halloween and some creepy shadow puppets!

Tel: 01636 655765
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Saturday 3rd November

Minster Winter Craft Fair

Southwell Minster

Start your Christmas shopping at this fantastic Winter Craft Fair! Over 70 stalls are planned across the historic nave and state chamber, selling the best craft in the region. Silver jewellery, mosaics, soft furnishings, clocks, handbags, wooden gifts, wrought iron and even more lovely, unique handmade gifts will make that Christmas list easy! 10am – 4pm. Suggested donation £3.

Tel: 01636 812649
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