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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

6th – 9th June

Gate to Southwell Roots and Acoustic Music Festival

Southwell Racecourse

13th year of Nottinghamshire’s Gate to Southwell Festival; the best in roots & acoustic music.

You are guaranteed an elclectic line up of over 60 UK and International artists on five stages. Four days of the best in roots, folk, gypsy, Irish, Scottish, Americana, spoken word, singer-songwriter, ska and more, in a beautiful Nottinghamshire rural setting. Close to the glorious minster town of Southwell. Plus all you would expect from a premier festival including a fantastic array of traders, superb artisan food, on site camping, ceilidhs, folk dance, comedy, children’s fesitval and an impressive range of beers and ciders.

Tel: 01636 816678
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Pedalfest at Sherwood Pines

7th – 9th June


Newark Showground

Step back in time to the evocative music of yesteryear. Whether you seek to capture the lost glamour of the 30’s or the nostalgia of the 40s, you can rock n roll to 50s tunes, then get down to some rhythm and blues.

There’s family fun for everyone at this epic retro weekender. You can have a whirl on the dodgems, jump & jive at a tea dance and set your senses alight at our burlesque cabaret show.

Adore the classic & vintage cars we have on display. Browse the vintage clothing and retro treasures on offer with stalls a plenty. 

Tel: 01636 705796
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Newark CAMRA Beer & Cider Festival

8 – 9 June

Major Oak Woodland Festival

Sherwood Forest

The ‘Major Oak Woodland Festival’ celebrates Britain’s greatest heart of oak! The Sherwood Forest Trust are delving into the forest’s history of traditional woodland crafts and exploring how it has been a productive woodland with a salute to it’s communities past and present.

Drop in any time from 11am until 4pm on Saturday and Sunday. The weekend will have stalls with bodgers, furniture makers, toy makers, willow weavers and other traditional craft demonstrations and traders. Watch demonstrations, talk to craftspeople, love Sherwood!
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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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