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Newark and Sherwood, Nottinghamshire, England


A Historic Tour of Newark and Sherwood

A Historic Tour of Newark and Sherwood

Newark and Sherwood

The delightful District of Newark and Sherwood, famed for its connections with Robin Hood, extends a warm welcome to you.
Sherwood Forest and Robin Hood are well-known throughout the world but the District has an abundance of other attractions to offer.

Two very interesting market towns, historic Newark-on-Trent with important Civil War connections and the pretty little town of Southwell with its beautiful Norman Minster.

Markets, antiques fairs and good shopping can be enjoyed throughout the District as well as friendly pubs and restaurants.

Visitors will discover a wealth of attractive villages, many of which have retained their special traditions. Famous names such as Charles I, Byron and Darwin are associated with the District of Newark and Sherwood.

A wide variety of interesting attractions, ranging from fine halls, splendid gardens to lively farm parks enhance and make Newark and Sherwood an area truly worth exploring.

Visitors interested in sport will not be disappointed. The District includes an all weather horseracing track, excellent golf courses, good horse riding, fishing and boating. Passing through the area are two long distance footpaths, the Robin Hood Way and the Trent Valley Way.

Newark is the proud home of Sherwood Forest Holiday Village - Center Parcsí first holiday village in the united Kingdom - an all-season holiday complex with excellent sporting and leisure facilities, plus the Sustraus National Cycle Route.

Many events take place within the District throughout the year including the very popular Robin Hood Festival at Sherwood Forest Country Park and the International Antiques Fairs at Winthorpe near Newark.

The Districtís accommodation addresses range from good hotels, guest houses, B and Bís, inns and farmhouses to delightful self-catering cottages, a Youth Hostel, an excellent holiday village, a luxury leisure hotel and an award winning caravan park. All of them will give you, the visitor, a warm and friendly welcome.

To make the most of your visit to our area why not telephone or call in at one of our Tourist Information Centres. Staff at the Centres will be able to assist you in a friendly and efficient way with the information you need to make your holiday truly special.

For more Information please contact:
Newark Tourist Information Centre
Keepers Cottage
Riverside Park
Great North Road
Newark Nottinghamshire
NG24 1BL
Web:  www.newark-sherwooddc.gov.uk
Email:  tourism@nsdc.info
Tel: +44 (0)1636 655765

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