Situated in the East midlands region of England, Newark-on-Trent, usually referred to as Newark, boasts one of the finest Georgian market squares in the UK. With a historic aesthetic town and buildings, Newark has some fascinating attractions and wonderful places to stay ranging from boutique hotels to traditional bed and breakfasts.
This market town is steeped in history, with popular attractions including the dramatic Newark Castle, dating back to 1123 built for the Lord of the Manor, Bishop Alexander of Lincoln. Notably, Oliver Cromwell fought battles against the Royalists just outside Newark and King John came to rest after being poisoned at Newark Castle.
Situated in the idyllic location among the cobble pavement of the market place, Newark Church of St Mary Magdalene is believed to be the largest Parish Church in Nottinghamshire it can't be missed with its 240 feet spire!
Among Newark's annual programme of events are continental markets, jazz and food festivals, carnivals, Europe's largest antiques fair, Southwell racecourse, Waddington air show and civil war re-enactments based around the castle.