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Festival visit

Small but interesting place to visit. Free entry with lots of seating and information boards... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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nice to visit

love the castle and love to show visitors around. In the summer you can listen to bands playing... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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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
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
| Castlegate, Newark-on-Trent NG24 1BG, England
+44 1636 655765
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All reviews dungeon tour king john civil war overlooking the river gardens are well kept worth a visit information boards sunny day piece of history town centre steeped in history guided tour free entry lovely walk market square great place to visit walk around
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Small but interesting place to visit. Free entry with lots of seating and information boards telling you a brief history of the remains of the castle. There’s lots of car parking near the grounds with restaurants, cafes and bars near by.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank oxosbase
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Disappointed each time visit that more has not been done with it. I know that lots of funds are donated but cannot see what they are doing with them

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Valerie B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very Historic castle set in a prominent place in the heart of the historic town of Newark on Trent. Lovely to walk around the well kept gardens and take in the historic atmosphere.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Gerronimo1966
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

love the castle and love to show visitors around. In the summer you can listen to bands playing and soak up the sun it has beautiful views of the River Trent , you can just sit and watch the boats go by

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank yvonne &
Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

Overlooking the River Trent, and close to the centre of town, this iconic castle is worth a visit. Pretty gardens and great views. Also knowledgeable staff in attendance

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MaryBarryJackson
Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

Clean well presented with lots of information. A credit to the town. Excellent starting point for the civil war trail.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Steve M
Reviewed 29 October 2018

Our two enthusiastic volunteer guides were very informative. They ably led us through the history of the castle and its rather gruesome dungeon complex despite the very inclement weather, highly recommended. Thanks Tiny and Emma.

Date of experience: October 2018
3  Thank Paul E
Reviewed 28 October 2018

A great reminder of times gone by. The castle is really a skeleton, but nonetheless impressive. Great for photographers to take views of the river framed by the castle 'windows'.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Lesley S
Reviewed 22 October 2018

Whenever you visit Newark On Trent you must take time out to visit this wonderful castle which is steeped in history.the grounds are also fabulous,set on the edge of The River Trent.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank freddiedoncaster
Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

Went on a tour through the castle with a lovely tour guide named Tiny. It was fantastic! Unfortunately the top parts were closed due to renovation but we were taken through the bottom parts and it was so fascinating! Tiny did a great job telling...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jaimee R
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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
peter r
13 April 2018|
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
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.