Striking medieval ruins rising above the River Trent.
Castlegate Newark Nottinghamshire NG24 1BG 01636 655 765
The gaunt stone walls of Newark Castle rise steeply above the River Trent on the west edge of town. The castle was built for the Bishop of Lincoln in the twelfth century, first as a wooden stockade and later as a stone structure of great prestige and strength. The castle’s misfortune was to chose the wrong side in the English Civil War and although its Royalist garrison was a thorn in the side to the Parliamentarians, after the war was over Cromwell’s men slighted the castle, leaving the hollowed-out ruins you see today. Visitors often picnic in the castle grounds and take a guided tour of the two barrel-vaulted dungeons, two towers and the undercroft.
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Entry is free.
- Public Park
Newark Castle train station is a five-minute walk away from Newark Castle. The Castle is on the west edge of Newark town centre, a brief walk from the main square.
Daily dawn to dusk. Details of guided tours of the dungeons, towers and undercroft from Newark Tourist Information Centre. Tours cost £3....