Whatever you’re interested in, there’s something for you in Newark and Sherwood. Make like Robin Hood’s Merry Men and explore Sherwood Forest, or discover Newark Castle, the site of King John’s last supper. Rainy days can be filled with visits to brilliant museums, and when the sun comes out, make the most of the beautiful scenery by getting out and about. Whether you’re cramming in as much as possible on a weekend trip, or spending a couple of weeks here for holidays, you won’t be bored with such a wide range of attractions to visit.

A better view of the outside of Rufford Abbey

Whether you’re fascinated by the Civil War, life in a Victorian Workhouse or the many stories of the Holocaust, we’ve got places for you to explore.

Inside of the National War Civil Centre

Nighttime entertainment, local crafts, museums, gardens and stunning churches will all grab your attention as you explore the district.

Newark Lake and outdoor views

Adrenaline junkies need look no further than the fantastic range of outdoor activities on offer here in Newark and Sherwood for their next adventure.

Whether it’s music, food and drink, literature, outdoor activities, history or arts that you’re looking for, Newark and Sherwood really is the place to be this Summer!

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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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