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Newark Castle, Nottinghamshire

Newark Castle sits proudly next to the river Trent in the centre of Newark in Nottinghamshire. Its foundations date back to Saxon times but it was developed as a castle by the Bishop of Lincoln in 1123. Known as the Gateway to the North, the castle endured numerous sieges during the Baronial and English Civil war before it was partially destroyed in 1646.

Today, visitors can take a guided tour into the castle’s towers and dungeons or visit the Gilsrap heritage centre where there are historic exhibitions on display. The gardens have been painstakingly restored and have won a green flag award for their efforts. The castle hosts many special events including concerts, theatre productions and historic re-enactments.

Opening Times

The gardens and Gisltrap Heritage centre open everyday. The centre if open from 9am until 6pm in the summer and 5pm in the winter.

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Ticket Prices

Free admission to the gardens and heritage centre

Guided tours:
Adults - £2
Children - £1
Family - £5

Disabled Facilities

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More Information

Telephone: 01636 655 765
Email: gilstrap@nsdc.info

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Location Map

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Newark Castle
Castlegate
Newark
Nottinghamshire

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