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Newark Castle

| Castlegate, Newark-on-Trent NG24 1BG, England
+44 1636 655765
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King John's last resting place

Had not visited the ruins of the castle for many years.The castle walls are still impressive and it... read more

Reviewed yesterday
madhat7
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
Photogenic , but most castle ruins are

Worth a half hour of your time to take a walk around . Also worth crossing over the other side of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
P_J_Murphy1962
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Coventry, 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 yesterday

Had not visited the ruins of the castle for many years.The castle walls are still impressive and it has a great location next to the river.The green and gardens are well kept. This is were King John died. Tours of the dungeons and undercroft don't...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Worth a half hour of your time to take a walk around . Also worth crossing over the other side of the river for a few shots from that aspect . Generally pretty and you can see why is a favourite for photographs when the...More

Thank P_J_Murphy1962
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Simply beautiful, a must if you visit Newark. They have spent a lot of money to get this castle back to a beautiful place to relax. There is plenty of thing on in the grounds, Sundays in June they have a brass/jazz band on really...More

Thank Jim B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Got off the train at Newark Castle train station. Walked across the road to the canal and the view of the Castle very impressive. The Castle has only one and a bit sides left. Gardens are lovely and plenty of places to sit. You can...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a lovely place to spend some time looking at the wildlife and watching the world go by. Having just moved to Newark I am looking forward to spending my lunch time in the castle grounds in the sun

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Never actually got to go into the castle, but had the pleasure of viewing from the canal/river. Very attractive site as you cruise past.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you get a nice day it’s lovely place to take your lunch and eat in the grounds also sometimes have bands on you can also go up one of the towers but haven’t been up as scared of heights

Thank Rebecca J
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Reviewed January 1, 2018

Nice place for romantic ivning. Picnic in a charming courtyard on a bench. Cafe and boat trips nearby.

Thank Ladaco
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Reviewed December 6, 2017

Newark castle is a short historical tour with educational interest. Not only do you get a guide, but they take you underneath the castle to the dungeons and tell you the stlries of each room. It is a bit snug down there, and not sure...More

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Reviewed December 4, 2017 via mobile

Went to Newark this week and what a fantastic array of old building and history the old castle is immaculately maintained very impressed

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sandy w
August 28, 2017|
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Response from Castlewarden | Property representative |
Hello and apologises but I have only been alerted to your question. This is the castle and we do not deal with the boat trips. please google Newark Castle Line who do boat trips.
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Meghankaura1
January 30, 2017|
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Response from Castlewarden | Property representative |
Hello. Newark Castle and gardens are free to enter. However if you want to go on the dungeon tour or towers tour you will need to book and pay £5 for each. Details on how to do this and days and times of tours can be found... More
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