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SHAME ABOUT THE OVERGROWN TREES ON THE RIVER SIDE OF THE CASTLE

Newark Castle stands majestically at the entrance of this historic market town. What a lovely... read more

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Jill C
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CornwaLL
Absolutely brilliant!

Absolutely brilliant! This is a fantastic place to wander around and discover local history and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
annettelaurie
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Plymouth, 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...more
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| Castlegate, Newark-on-Trent NG24 1BG, England
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Reviewed today

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
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely brilliant! This is a fantastic place to wander around and discover local history and fascinating facts that are fun! Remember King John from Robin Hood kids, well he died here! The Knights Templars used this place as a resting base. There are excellent tours...More

Thank annettelaurie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dominant castle close to the centre of Newark, certainly worth a visit if passing through the town. Free entry, numerous information boards detailing its long and varied history. Not a lot of it remains, but what does is certainly impressive.

Thank allertonlad
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting ruins from an important time in British history ... if you know about the English civil war, this is a pivotal venue to visit. Not much of the structure of the castle remains but there are several info boards that paint a picture of...More

Thank machinmad
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed visiting the ruins of the castle by the River Trent. Informative notice boards told us all about the castle. Set in lovely gardens, it is worth a visit.

Thank suemarb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Although only limited remains this is nevertheless an impressive piece of history on the outskirts of a lovely market town. Not to be missed if close by. Coupled with the history of the civil war it gets quite special, to me at least.

Thank Richb2004
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A spontaneous debut visit to Newark introduced me to the castle remains which I did not expect and which excited me. My visit was all the better for it. Definitely worth a wander around the well kept grounds which are more like a small garden...More

Thank Elleffby
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

Fantastic example of a civil war castle overlooking the River Trent. Not hard to imagine the importance of controlling such a strategic position.

Thank JontsMonts
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

We went here for a walk around after shopping in Newark. It was a very pleasant find, the walk along the canal was nice and peaceful, and we took lots of photos of the castle. Would definitely go again.

Thank Blossom K
Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

Its not a full castle but it is beautifull to take some pictures And you can look over to river aswell.

Thank Clair E
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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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