About Newark


Newark-on-Trent (generally shortened to Newark) is a market town in Nottinghamshire in the East Midlands region of England. It stands on the River Trent, the A1 (on the route of the ancient Great North Road) the A46 (the Fosse Way), and the East Coast Main Line railway.

The origins of the town are possibly Roman as it lies on the important Roman roads.

The town itself is a wonderful mix of old and new, from the old medieval building which can be found in and around the old market place to the newer developments which have been designed and incorporated without losing the feel of the old market town.

The town grew around Newark Castle, now ruined, and a large marketplace, lined with historic buildings. It was a local centre for the wool and cloth trade.

During the English Civil War Newark was besieged by Parliamentary forces, and had to be relieved by Prince Rupert in a battle known as the Relief of Newark

Situated in the Trent Valley there is a mixture of good topography ideal for the ramblers with a good network of bridleways and footpaths through the rural areas on the Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire borders.

Good transport links make Newark the gateway to the east of England and all the beauty of rural England.