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 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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17, 18, 24 & 25 Nov

Rufford Abbey Christmas Market

Rufford Country Park

Get into the festive spirit at this fantastic Christmas Craft Market over two weekends! With unique gift opportunities, hot food and Rufford’s own very special mulled wine and hot chocolate, this event will be a great day out for all the family in the stunning surroundings of Rufford Country Park. There’ll be great entertainment too and you might even get to see Santa!

Tel: 01623 821338
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Sunday 25th November

Newark Christmas Lights Switch-On

Newark Market Place

A fantastic free celebration kicking off the festive season with fun, music, food and fireworks! Enjoy a bustling craft and charity market alongside a fun fair and live music, all leading to the switch-on of the UK’s largest, free-standing canopy of Christmas lights and a dazzling firework display. Followed by a community carol concert at Newark Parish Church.

Tel: 01636 680333
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