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Newark Castle

| Castlegate, Newark-on-Trent NG24 1BG, England
+44 1636 655765
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Beautiful setting

Right on our doorstep. Had some fabulous photographs taken in the Castle grounds when we got... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Sue D
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Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Great place

On a nice sunny day a geat place for sitting and watching life go by and just absorbing the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
TripperTony
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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 on the banks of the River Trent for nearly 900 years. History of the Castle includes the death of King John, Knights Templar and as well as the English Civil War, War of the Roses, Anarchy Wars and Baronnial Wars. Guided tours of the Castle are conducted by the Castle Ranger every week. The tours normally run on Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Surfaced pathways in the castle and gardens allow suitable access for wheelchairs. During the visit, relax in the quiet garden areas and admire the picturesque views. Entertainment often occurs seasonally, with a bandstand for concerts available, and makes for a great day out. Newark Castle and Gardens offer nearby parking, so it is easily accessible by car. It is also close to historic market places; Southwell market and Newark market, so why not visit the pretty market towns too.
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| Castlegate, Newark-on-Trent NG24 1BG, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Right on our doorstep. Had some fabulous photographs taken in the Castle grounds when we got married at the Registry office. Although it was winter - December the photos had the back drop of the Castle and some of the gardens, Beautiful memories. This is...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

On a nice sunny day a geat place for sitting and watching life go by and just absorbing the history,tours can be booked

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a definite MUST do when you are in Newark. My partner and I come back to Newark often amd each time it is wonderful...our last visit included both of the Newark Castle tours and it was fantastic! Anthony our tour guide was full...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Newark castle is a beautiful place as is the town itself. I grew up in Newark and made the mistake of moving away but that is another story. Part of missing my hometown is regular visits back and there is always something to do. We...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the castle on the way to Sherwood Forest, it is free to go in and cheap to park close by. Although there is not a huge amount of the castle left, what there is great. The grounds are accessible for prams and dogs...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked around the castle and there were a few stalls around, we also did a 1h30 cruise which was right in the middle of the country side and surrounded by fields with lots of horses and ponies and it was the season with lots...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The castle is well maintained and very interesting. If you get a chance to go on a tour of the crypts -do! They are very well preserved and a great insight into castle life.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting tours. Anthony brought the story of this place to life with humour, energy and an obvious joy being in the place ( and the time). Dungeon ladders a little challenging but we were not hurried and were well prepared so everything ran very...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed the dungeon tour and the tower tour. The guide was informative but also allowed plenty of time to think and ask questions. He prompted thought and discussion and we really appreciate his good sense of humour. Thank you.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A gem in the heart of town. Free to visit, set in gardens by the river, you can guide tours to learn about the history or just sit in the gardens with a picnic.

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peter r
13 April 2018|
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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
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kerrie19862018
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.
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sandy w
28 August 2017|
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Response from Castlewarden | Property representative |
Hello and apologises but I have only been alerted to your question. This is the castle and we do not deal with the boat trips. please google Newark Castle Line who do boat trips.
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