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by Erin Connelly (subscribe)
I am a medievalist in the process of completing a PhD (involving medieval medicine). I travel as much as possible at home (UK) and abroad. I'm always ready for new experiences!
Published July 26th 2013
Beautiful riverside ruins
Newark Castle is an intriguing landmark just outside of Nottingham city. The castle dates to the twelfth century and has connections with such famous events as the English Civil War and the adventures of Robin Hood. Approaching from the riverside, the medieval structure gives an impression of fortitude and raw strength. It's only after walking around to the entrance that you discover only one wall and a few tower remnants remain of the castle.

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Newark Castle. Photo by Erin Connelly.


Newark Castle
Photo by Erin Connelly


The castle is situated in a beautiful garden setting. Entrance is free and visitors can explore the entire site. The ruins provide a lovely view of the quiet river and parkland below. The dungeons and towers are accessible via a guided tour, which occurs on Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at a cost of 3 for adults and 1.50 for children.

Newark Castle
Castle tower. Photo by Erin Connelly.


Riverside walk. Photo by Erin Connelly.


After exploring the castle, the surrounding town offers other possibilities for entertainment, including a medieval church, museums, and several friendly pubs and cafes.

City centre and church. Photo by Erin Connelly.


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Why? Visit a medieval castle in a serene natural setting
When: All year
Phone: 01636 650000
Where: Newark Castle and Gardens Castlegate Newark Nottinghamshire NG24 1BG
Cost: Free
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