Newark & Sherwood is the place to be this September! We’ve got two weekends coming up that are full to the brim with fantastic and exciting events to get stuck into.

Tour of Britain 2018

We are incredibly excited that on the 8th September the OVO Energy Tour of Britain is once again coming through the district, especially since it was announced last week that 2018 Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas and  Chris Froome, who held all three Grand Tour titles simultaneously will ride together in Team Sky!

Thomas and Froome

Picture by Alex Broadway/ASO/ – 29/07/18 – Cycling – 2018 Tour de France – Stage Twenty-One – Houilles to Paris Champs-Élysées – Geraint Thomas celebrates winning the overall classification with team mate Chris Froome.


Stage 7 starts in West Bridgeford and makes its way through Nottinghamshire, finishing in Mansfield, passing through the district along its way. The stage will go through the bustling towns of Southwell, Edinwinstowe, Farnsfield, Bilsthorpe and Blidworth as well as many of our beautiful villages who plan to come out in force with banners and flags to support the riders. Please follow the link to find out more about the Tour of Britain Stage 7.

However the Tour is not all that’s going on…we have many exciting Heritage Open Days happening throughout the district from the 6th – 9th and the 13th – 16th September. We did a full blog post on all of the events across the district so check it out to see how to get involved.

Heritage Open Days - Visit Newark & Sherwood

So why not get yourself out on to the route and cheer the riders on as they make their way through our amazing district then hop on over to Southwell and Newark to mooch around our fabulous cultural attractions.

To make your decision even easier we have some beautiful and extremely comfortable B&B and Guesthouses you can spend the weekend in, exploring Newark & Sherwood. Details of available accommodation are listed below. If that doesn’t sway you we also have some fabulous independent shops and delicious eateries throughout the district of which you can find details on our website.

With this fantastic combination of exciting events, beautiful accommodation, fabulous shops and delicious eateries, Newark & Sherwood is the perfect place for a weekend escape!

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B&B & Guesthouses with availability:

Brecks Cottage – Tel: 01636 822445  Email:

Ivy Farm B&B –  Tel: 07740779770 / 01636 672568  Email:

Bridleways Guesthouse and Holiday Homes – Tel: 01636 635725  Email:

Hungerbarn – Tel: 07879895252  Email:

Ye Olde Bell – Tel: 01777705121  Email:

Station House – Tel: 01636 812836  Email:

Georgian House – Tel: 01636 6812000

The Old Forge – Tel: 01636 812252

The Reindeer Inn – Tel: 01636 813257  Email:

Glebe House – Tel: 01949842993  Email:



Previous Blog Posts 2018

Heritage Open Days in Newark & Sherwood

Newark Air Museum & Rufford Abbey celebrate the 1940s, Aug 5, 2018


What to do when school’s out in Newark and Sherwood, Jul 29, 2018

New Sherwood Forest Visit Centre nearing completion, Jul 9 2018

Byron Festival 2018, Jul 3, 2018


National Holocaust Centre and Museum open gardens, Jun 27, 2018

A fabulous Father’s Day in Newark & Sherwood, June 11, 2018


20 family activities for May half term in Newark & Sherwood, May 21, 2018

Take a journey back in time, May 13, 2018


Literary festivals in Newark and Sherwood, Apr 30, 2018

Newark & Sherwood put out all the stops for May Day living history weekend, Apr 16, 2018

Newark Air Museum: 45 years open to the public, Apr 9, 2018


Cyclists welcome in Newark & Sherwood, Mar 26, 2018

A superior shopping experience in Newark and Sherwood, Mar 19, 2018

Music festivals for all tastes in Newark & Sherwood, Mar 13, 2018

Follow the Easter Bunny to Newark & Sherwood, Mar 5, 2018


Have a wonderful wedding in Newark & Sherwood, Feb 27, 2018

If antiques are your thing, you will love Newark and its surrounds, Feb 19, 2018

Discover interesting outdoor skills in Newark and Sherwood, Feb 10 2018

February half term in Newark & Sherwood, Feb 5, 2018


Preserving the coal mining past of Newark and Sherwood, Jan 29, 2018

Relive Civil War history in Newark & Sherwood, Jan 22, 2018

Experience the legacy of Newark and Sherwood’s great Dukes of old, Jan 15, 2018

Southwell holds some historic surprises for visitors, Jan, 8 2018

Follow the legends of King John across Newark & Sherwood, Jan, 2 2018