Newark, Nottinghamshire

Newark is an attractive market town in Nottinghamshire where the air is lively, especially when the market is in full swing. The town is famous for its connections with the English Civil War and has several attractions that tell of the role it played and what life was like in those tumultuous times. There’s a Nottinghamshire Civil War Trail that takes in the main locations here as well as other key sites in the county, and you can visit the National Civil War Centre and Newark Castle on the banks of the River Trent.

More history, though rather harrowing can be found at the National Holocaust Centre and Museum nearby, or if you’re into aviation you should go to Newark Air Museum. Shops are a mix of big names and independent businesses including antiques and vintage sellers, and there’s a mix of pubs, cafes and restaurants if you’re in need of a bite to eat whilst you’re here. Try the Ram Bar & Brasserie for pizza and tapas or pop into The Organ Grinder for a pint of cask ale.

All information correct at the time of writing

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