Newark tours tell the tales of our historic town

Posted on: Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Join knowledgeable guides from the National Civil War Centre for two walking tours, alternating weekly, to discover the fascinating stories behind places you see every day.

Crammed full of intriguing facts, the first tour ‘Newark Through Time’ takes you to sites of Anglo Saxon, Medieval, Georgian and Victorian importance.

The second tour ‘Besieged But Never Beaten’ takes in historical sites of seventeenth century Newark, telling of how its inhabitants dodged cannonball fire and how the town survived the plague! From the musket peppered walls of Newark Castle to a nightmare that came true, it really is an interesting look at our wonderful town centre.

Plus, there are special tours too, including an extended tour which also takes in the amazing story of the Queen’s Sconce on Saturday 10 June, as well as versions which are family-friendly and BSL-interpreted.

Tours take place on alternating Saturdays and will commence at the National Civil War Centre, Appletongate, Newark. Pre-booking is recommended, and tickets cost £5. For families, these great tours are an engaging way to look at local history as part of school history studies.

Councillor Paul Peacock, Leader of Newark and Sherwood District Council, said: “It’s great we have these events taking place in Newark for everyone to enjoy.

“The tours will allow our community to learn more about the place they live and its fascinating history, as well as bringing more people into our wonderful town centre.

“We also have an upcoming tour which will see a British Sign Language (BSL) Interpreter in attendance so that deaf or hard of hearing participants can enjoy discovering the town's fascinating stories.”