The 5 Best Places to Visit in Newark
Here at BB, we're proud to be one of Newark's many local small businesses and we truly believe that it's a fantastic place to call home.
Whether you're already living in Newark, considering moving here or planning a trip, we hope this post will help to highlight just some of the wonderful features of our historic market town.
1) Newark Castle
History oozes from every corner of Newark and no more so than at the gorgeous Newark Castle and gardens. Situated on the banks of the River Trent, the 900 year old ruins make a wonderful day out, whether it be for a walk or picnic in the beautiful gardens or for one of the guided tours around the dungeons and towers where King John spent his last night.
2) National Civil War Centre
If history is your thing then you'll also love the National Civil War Centre, where you'll find a range of fun ways to learn more about the Civil War that helped shape our country's future. You can experience one of their interactive trails or even attend one of the many events or exhibitions that the museum host over the course of the year.
3) Newark Air Museum
For a taste of rather more recent history, the Newark Air Museum offers a really entertaining day out. The museum’s diverse collection of aircraft and cockpit sections is displayed on approximately 16 acres of the former site of RAF Winthorpe. Most of the aircraft collection is now displayed inside two purpose built hangars to help protect the exhibits and visitors from any bad weather.
It's worth keeping an eye out for the many events that the museum hold during the year for an extra special visit.
4) Newark Royal Market
Yep, even the market is trip-worthy! Regular stall holders include fruit and vegetables, cut flowers and plants, clothes, shoes and leather goods, bread and cakes, fresh fish, pet foods, crafts, bedding, meat, free range eggs, fabrics, jewellery, watches and watch batteries/repairs, containers, books and carpets.
Special or season markets are also held throughout the year. These include:
- Every first Saturday in the month (March - December) - Farmers Market
- Every last Saturday in the month - Collectors/Antique quarter
- Every last Sunday in the month - Artisan Craft and Food market
- June - Annual Food and Drink Festival
- July - Newark Book Festival and Newark Traditions Festival
- Last Sunday in November - Newark Christmas Lights Switch On
- December 14th and 15th 2019 - Newark Christmas Market and Winter Feast
5) St Mary Magdalene Church
This beautiful church is yet another example of Newark's rich history. Over 800 years old, the church is particularly notable for the tower and the octagonal spire (236 feet (72 m) high), the highest in Nottinghamshire and reputed to be the fifth tallest in the UK.
Tower tours are available - or you can just soak up some of the atmosphere at the church's newly opened coffee bar.
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