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Newark Castle

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

Not a lot of castle left just the wall facing the river really but a nice setting by the river and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
andy S
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Grantham, United Kingdom
Well worth a visit

First visit and plenty to see and do. Nice for children and families. Band concerts held there too... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
gillian o
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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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 3 days ago

Not a lot of castle left just the wall facing the river really but a nice setting by the river and opposite the park. the small area of grounds within the wall often holds events and more additional ones are being planned, nice for a...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First visit and plenty to see and do. Nice for children and families. Band concerts held there too. Easy walking distance from town centre. Boat trip from quay adjacent to castle entrance. Well worth a visit

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Anthony our guide was very knowledgable and friendly, and made both tours entertaining and engaging! He explained to us before that he talked fast and didn’t mind repeating anything, would happily come on the tours again!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great tour - Anthony was so good! He made it clear at the start to excuse his fast speaking due to autism. Very knowledgable and witty. Nice and compact your! Would recommend.

Thank Will N
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My first reaction was that it's a wall, not a castle!!! The castle looks really impressive from the riverside, but once you come round into it you see there is very little remaining. If I hadn't done a tour then I think I'd have left...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed seeing the history of the castle remains the view of the river and listening to the history from the volunteer staff

Thank Trevor M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited here on the 1st of August 2018. We were mainly there for the Market in Newark. We noticed the ruins of the castle & decided to take a look. It’s an impressive landmark & has some great views from the walls of the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There was an open day display on when we went which was good for the little kids. Good for a stroll round but the display aside not much to do aside walk round the ruins. It’s a nice place though pity it was so windy...More

Thank BedfordTerrier74
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This ruined castle is still full of interesting details and remnants of the Civil War. Dungeon tour, towers and general history of the place will definitely attract your attention. Just don't believe in the stories about knights Templar - historically this is nonsense or -...More

Thank Mariusz M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Newark is a historic market town, a great place to visit and easy to spend the day there. We visited the castle one saturday morning and took a long stroll around the grounds and along the river front. Great places to eat nearby, and Leo's...More

Thank sass93
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marylaburnhum
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
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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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