is an attractive busy market town situated on the River
Trent and the River Devon, where the Great North Road intersects with
the Fosse Way Roman road.
The town's official name is Newark-on-Trent
and it originally developed around the 12th century Castle which now lies in
ruins thanks to Oliver Cromwell and his Roundheads.
Opposite the castle is the award winning Riverside Park, with childrens play area and café.
The town boasts two
museums situated within the centre. Millgate Museum shows the town's
broader history from the Stone Age to the 19th century, and offers a
glimpse of the social and working life of the town in the 19th and 20th
The Town Hall Museum consists of the Town's Treasures and civic history dating from the 16th century and the first Charter. As well as civic plate, insignia and gifts, there is a gallery of fine art on the second floor.
To make the most of your
visit to Newark why not visit the Tourist Information Centre where you
can pick up detailed information, leaflets and maps.