• Regular tours of the castle and gardens
  • Green Flag garden areas with seating
  • Access to the castle's walls and dungeons
  • Site of King John's death in 1216
  • Part of the Civil War Trail.
  • Bandstand for seasonal concerts
  • Surfaced pathways suitable for wheelchairs
  • Nearest Public Toilets are located in the Gilstrap Centre
  • Nearby parking
  • Close to shopping areas and historic market place
  • Get married at Newark Castle
  • Dog's are welcome if kept on a lead

Guided Tours of Newark Castle

Guided tours of the Castle are conducted by the Castle Warden and volunteers every week. 

For reviews of the tours or to leave your own feedback visit the Castle's Trip Advisor page.

Please note, the Dungeon Tour involves climbing up and down a steep ladder. Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear.

King John exhibition

Find out about King John and his links to Newark Castle with this informative exhibition 

Exhibition opening times:

Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays 10am to 2pm

The exhibition will be closed on Friday 18, Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 August 2017.

Brass Bands at the Castle

2.30pm to 4.30pm

  • July 30 - Ibstock Brick Band
  • August 6 - Lincs Fire and Rescue Concert Band
  • August 13 - Pleasley Colliery Welfare Band
  • August 20 - City of Lincoln Band

Free admission bring a chair!

Ice cream available to purchase.

Tour of Britain Bunch SprintOVO Energy Tour of Britain

Nottinghamshire is hosting Stage Four of the OVO Energy Tour of Britain 2017.

This is the UK’s premier road cycling race that takes place in September.

Wednesday 6 September will see 120 of the world’s top cyclists racing a 175-kilometre stage from Mansfield to Newark.

Find out about all the exciting Tour of Britain events that are happing in Newark Market Place, Newark Castle and at Sconce and Devon Park.

Friends of Newark Castle

Newark Castle Wall and RuinsThe Friends of Newark Castle and Gardens is a group of volunteers which assists the council with the management and maintenance of the castle gardens. The group represents different users of the castle and grounds and advises the council on how to meet their diverse needs. The friends meet monthly and new members are always welcome. For further details please contact the council.

For further information or to join the Friends of Newark Castle and Gardens, please contact Allan Towler by email allan.towler@btinternet.com 

Paranormal Groups please contact Floss for information on investigations: floss.newman@nsdc.info

Volunteer at Newark Castle

Newark Castle Volunteer Poster

  • 01636 650000

    Mon to Thurs 8.30am to 5.15pm
    Friday 8.30am to 4.45pm

    Customer Feedback

  • Get in touch:

    Newark and Sherwood District Council
    Kelham Hall
    NG23 5QX

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