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Newark Castle has weathered many historic storms. It stands now, partially destroyed, as a reminder of Newark's turbulent history.

Today, visitors can take tours, visit exhibitions or walk through the Victorian gardens.

Visitor information

  • Public toilets are located in the Gilstrap Centre
  • Dogs are welcome if kept on a lead
  • Surfaced pathways throughout the Castle grounds which are suitable for wheelchairs
  • Parking available nearby
  • Bandstand for seasonal concerts
  • Newark Castle and Gardens is a Green Flag winning park.

Opening times

The Castle is open all year from dawn until dusk.

King John exhibition

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

Located in the North West tower, this exhibition is accessible through the warden's office. The exhibit is access via a narrow staircase.

Exhibition opening times:

The exhibition is currently closed for the winter. It will re-open on 2 March 2018.

Dungeon tours

Please note that tours are currently suspended for the winter and will start again on 3 March 2018

11am - over 8s only

Discover the dark past of Newark Castle with a guided tour of the Bottle Dungeon, Barrel Vault and Debtors Dungeons.

This tour involves climbing ladders and enclosed spaces.

Tours are held on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays subject to guide availability.
Suitable clothing and footwear must be worn.

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Towers and Undercroft tours

Please note that tours are currently suspended for the winter and will start again on 3 March 2018

See where King John spent his last night and see spectacular views of Newark with a visit to King John's Gatehouse, Gatehouse viewing platform, Southwest Tower and undercroft.

Tours are held on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays subject to guide availability.
Suitable clothing and footwear must be worn.

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Civil War Trail

The Castle is part of Newark's Civil War trail. Watch the story of the Civil War unfold through dramatic high quality film clips on your smartphone or tablet.

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

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    Mon to Fri 9am to 5pm

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    Castle House
    Great North Road
    Newark
    Notts
    NG24 1BY

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