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VISIT NEWARK & SHERWOOD

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!

      

      

DESTINATIONS

PLAN YOUR VISIT

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.

Attractions

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.

Accommodation

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.

Shopping

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.

FEATURED EVENTS

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

18th – 19th May

Pedalfest

Sherwood Pines

Pedalfest is returning to Sherwood Pines this summer for yet another weekend of activities and entertainment suitabe for the entire family!

There will be an exclusive BMX stunt show, live music, kids riding zones, unlimited free bike test rides from Raleigh, Haibike and Lapierrer, special guest appearance from Ted Robbins from hit TV show Phoenix Nights, magician/entertainer, jumping clay modelling and gourmet food selection (vegan and veggie options avaliable).

The event is completely FREE of charge to attend – just secure a wristband for entry at Eventbrite.

Tel: 0300 067 4340
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Newark CAMRA Beer & Cider Festival

24 – 25 May

CAMRA Newark Beer & Cider Festival

Newark Riverside

This fantastic event returns for a 24th year! There will be an excellent range of carefully selected real ciders alongside the Festival’s enormous variety of fantastic real ales and a gin bar. Festival – goers can also look forward to entertainment from some fine local musicians as well as some sumptuous food to get those taste buds going. In its fantastic setting by the River Trent this is an unmissable event to kick-start an early summer!
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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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SEARCH THE AREA

Whether you're searching for something in particular, or just want to know what's avaliable near to where you're staying, you can find it here...

 
VISIT NEWARK

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

 

 

VISIT SHERWOOD FOREST

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.

 

 

VISIT SOUTHWELL

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.

 
VISIT NEWARK

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

 

 

VISIT SHERWOOD FOREST

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.

 

 

VISIT SOUTHWELL

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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