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Imposing castle ruins

Overlooking the River Trent, and close to the centre of town, this iconic castle is worth a visit... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lagos, Portugal
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Mr Steve

Clean well presented with lots of information. A credit to the town. Excellent starting point for... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Steve M
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Entry to the castle grounds is free of charge. Newark Castle and Gardens are lovely, formal gardens bordered by the remaining walls of Newark Castle which was partly destroyed in 1646 at the end of the English Civil War. The Castle has stood proudly...more
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
| Castlegate, Newark-on-Trent NG24 1BG, England
+44 1636 655765
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 25 August 2014 via mobile

Visited the castle (which is stunning and completely free) and had a trip on the river boat which is just outside the castle entrance. Definitely worth a visit! Boat trip was fantastic too, going through the canal locks were very exciting. Had some noisy children...More

4  Thank Hayrae23
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 12 October 2015

As a resident of Newark I was terribly embarrassed to be asked by a relative visiting recently to be accompanied on the Newark Castle tour. I tried to explain that all you see in the riverside pics is all there is to see!! it is...More

3  Thank donna_paver66
Management response:Responded 28 July 2016

Hello Donna. Sorry to hear about your disappointment. Newark Castle and Gardens are completely free but if you want to see our hidden rooms you can by a guided tour which you pay for. I have looked at our records and cannot see that you...More

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All reviews dungeon tour king john civil war overlooking the river gardens are well kept worth a visit information boards magna carta sunny day piece of history steeped in history informative tour town centre registry office free entry lovely walk market square
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Overlooking the River Trent, and close to the centre of town, this iconic castle is worth a visit. Pretty gardens and great views. Also knowledgeable staff in attendance

Thank MaryBarryJackson
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Clean well presented with lots of information. A credit to the town. Excellent starting point for the civil war trail.

Thank Steve M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our two enthusiastic volunteer guides were very informative. They ably led us through the history of the castle and its rather gruesome dungeon complex despite the very inclement weather, highly recommended. Thanks Tiny and Emma.

3  Thank Paul E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great reminder of times gone by. The castle is really a skeleton, but nonetheless impressive. Great for photographers to take views of the river framed by the castle 'windows'.

Thank Lesley S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whenever you visit Newark On Trent you must take time out to visit this wonderful castle which is steeped in history.the grounds are also fabulous,set on the edge of The River Trent.

Thank freddiedoncaster
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went on a tour through the castle with a lovely tour guide named Tiny. It was fantastic! Unfortunately the top parts were closed due to renovation but we were taken through the bottom parts and it was so fascinating! Tiny did a great job telling...More

Thank Jaimee R
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

Always a lovely walk and great to see a piece of history on your doorstep. Whether it be in the summer or wonder grounds are always well kept

Thank Dale M
Reviewed 6 October 2018

As the main tour was not possible on the day, Tiny kindly gave us a limited private tour which was not only interesting but also, full of humour as well as information. It was very pleasing to watch the archaeologists working and hear their comments.

1  Thank Steve E
Reviewed 4 October 2018

Lovely to walk through a well kept park, into the grounds of this derelict castle. Archaeology work was being done when we went, but you certainly got the atmosphere of its history - death place of King John, only just after he had signed the...More

Thank Heather M
Reviewed 23 September 2018

Newark Castle stands majestically at the entrance of this historic market town. What a lovely sight....only now it is spoilt by overgrown trees and bushes blocking some views from the riverside...... so I have to say it does not now resemble the photograph shown by...More

Thank Jill C
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26 June 2018|
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Response from Jim B | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the late response, wheel chair access is available but the ground is slightly uneven but ok , also the castle ramparts are limited access but please visit its well worth looking at the area and the good people of... More
peter r
13 April 2018|
Response from Castlewarden | Property representative |
Hello. The castle was open as advertised on Wednesday 4th and 11th April from 10am to 2pm and the King John Exhibition open in the North West Tower so I can only think you may of come outside the advertised opening hours... More
5 April 2018|
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Response from Castlewarden | Property representative |
Hello, Newark Castle is about a 10 minute walk from the train station with a pushchair and easily accessible.