Explore Newark-On-Trent town centre with two self-guided heritage walks with a treasure hunt theme. Discover Newark-On-Trent's "hidden treasures" whilst having a fun day out with family and friends!
Newark is probably best known for its castle, built alongside the River Trent in 1123 by the Bishop of Lincoln – Alexander the Magnificent. King John died there in 1216 after eating a ‘surfeit of peaches’ – hope you don’t believe in ghosts! Newark is also famous for antiques and hosts the biggest antiques fair in Europe 6 times a year. British Sugar PLC runs a major factory there, processing 1.6 million tonnes of sugar beet a year. There’s a floating bar in a barge on the Trent, entry/exit via a gangplank – don't drink too much!
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1. Vibrant Park to Castle Grounds - 1.5 miles / 2.4 kms
From a vibrant, yet historic park, right next to a bustling marina, this walk leads you along cobbled streets and a riverside path with otters at play. Soon you’ll cross the Trent at a busy lock and walk the length of the castle on the far side of the river. Now it’s up into the town, past a magnificent church and Newark’s historic marketplace, before curling back to the castle with stunning views all around.
1.5 hoursOK, but a diversion maybe needed to cross the lock
2. The Castle to Friary Gardens - 1 mile / 1.6 kms
The start of this walk gives you a guided tour of the castle ruins and its delightful grounds. Then it’s up into the town, past many of its shops on byways ancient and new. Pass through Newark’s fascinating Royal Market square before exploring the grounds of its splendid 15th century church. Now it’s down another striking street, past a former friary to end at a park, once the friary’s gardens.
Each booklet has a page dedicated to the history of the town and 2 pages summarising each walk with suggestions on what to visit along the way. Walk 1 has 21 clues & walk 2 has 14 - both with detailed directions to follow. There are interesting stories about important people, places & events along the way; detailed instructions on how to find a clue if you're stuck; and a comprehensive map with the routes marked on.
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Latest Revision : June 2021