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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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Fri 13th – Sun 15th July

Newark Book Festival


Newark Book Festival celebrates books, authors and the written word through an exciting and engaging programme of author events, panels, crime and contemporary fiction, history and a fantastic children’s programme. Taking place at venues throughout the town, the festival will fire your imaginations, challenge and inspire you and present the very best in literature.

Tel: 01636 655755
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Fri 20th – Sun 22nd July

Newark Traditions Festival

Newark Market Place

Based in the beautiful and historic market town of Newark, this new festival, now in its 2nd year after a successful debut in 2017, incorporates many aspects of the cultural heritage that make the East Midlands such a special place to visit. Visitors to the event can expect a weekend of living heritage including traditional dance, music and folk plays, in a truly unique setting.

Tel: 01636 680333
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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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