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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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Nottinghamshire County Show

12th – 14th July

Newark Book Festival

Newark Town Centre

Newark Book Festival celebrates and showcases the world of books through an exciting, engaging programme from author events to panels, crime fiction, contemporary, literary fiction and a children’s programme. Taking place in beautiful venues across Newark, the festival will fire your imagination, challenge and inspire you and present the very best in literature and the arts.

Tel: 07976 840455
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Pedalfest at Sherwood Pines

12th – 14th July

FSA Fest 2019

Newark Showground

From the 12th – 14th July Newark Showground will be transformed into the heart of country music as it prepares for the hoedown of the year! FSA Fest is one of the UK’s biggest country music festivals with more than 35 brilliant artists from both the UK and USA will bring the country party to Newark. Headliners include Sarah Darling, Callaghan, Robert Vincent and Peter Donegan.

Tel: 01636 705796
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Newark CAMRA Beer & Cider Festival

12th – 14th July

East Midlands Chilli, Beer & Artisan Festival

Orchard Farm

ChilliBob’s East Midlands Chilli, Beer & Artisan Festival is a brilliant family event both chilli and non-chilli lovers with an exciting array of stalls with an impressive selection of East Midlands and UK-wide artisans, street food and drinks vendors. There promises to be delicious food and sumptuous beers as well as those all-important chilli eating contests and brilliant live bands to provide the soundtrack for your summer.

Tel: 07901 820914
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Newark is the quintessential English market town. Home to the National Civil War Centre, stunning riverside Castle where King John died in 1216, a thriving, cobbled Market Place overlooked by its Georgian Town Hall, Newark offers an experience of English History through the ages alongside a tempting array of shops, cafes and charming pubs




Known for its ancient woodlands, wide range of outdoor activities and legendary association with Robin Hood and his Merry Men, Sherwood Forest offers something for everyone and its beautiful country parks, villages and natural wildlife habitats.




Picturesque Southwell is often referred to as 'the jewel in Nottinghamshire's crown'. Explore Southwell Minster, renowned for its twin 'pepperpot' towers, The Archbishop's Palace and The Workhouse as well as the choice of independent shops and tearooms.

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