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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!



Tourist Destinations in Newark & Southwell


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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Pedalfest at Sherwood Pines

19th October

The Bramley Apple Festival


Celebrate the home of the Bramley Apple this October in Southwell. Enjoy the Food and Drink Festival with its many stalls and cookery demonstrations. Discover our lovely shops with their special apple display windows and call into Southwell Library to find children’s activities. There will also be Bramley Apple paintings and poetry as well the Morris Dancers and the crowing of the Bramley Apple King and Queen.

Tel: 01636 819038
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Newark CAMRA Beer & Cider Festival

3rd October – 3rd November

Spectacle of Light

Rufford Abbey

Explore the beautiful illuminated trail around Rufford Abbey’s stunning gardens, marvelling at the majestic trees and romantic ruins. Enjoy the wonderful music as you discover each new secret of this magical environment.

Sip delicious drinks of Mulled Wine and Hot Chocolate. Tuck into scrumptious hot food in the Coach House Café and the Abbey Courtyard

Tel: 01636 821338
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Nottinghamshire County Show

26th – 27th October

1940s Weekend

Newark Air Museum

Newark Air Museum are once again putting on their annual 1940s weekend to commemorate the WWII era. Throughout the day there will be a host of 1940s related activities and entertainment taking place around the museum site, including an Anderson Shelter/Dig for Victory Garden, the WWII era ROC Post and in a marquee that will be erected alongside Hangar 2

Period costume re-enactors, exhibitors, promedaders, visiting displays and so much more.

Tel: 01636 707170
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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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