around Newark Castle and you will find the best preserved Norman castle
gatehouse in Britain, under the archway the stonework is still blackened
by the gunpowder that Parliamentary forces used in 1646 when attempting
to destroy the castle after the town's garrison obeyed the King,
Charles, to surrender. In the following years stone was removed to
repair houses damaged in the sieges. Along the castle walls you can see
depressions caused by cannon.
Tourist Information Centre stands by the main entrance to the grounds
and contains a wealth of information on this historic town as well as
the surrounding region including the infamous robin hood. In summer,
free open air concerts are performed in the Castle grounds and its
ideal to take a picnic and relax in this amazing historic setting.
the Castle the expanse of the river can be viewed, pleasure boats run
up stream for a few miles to the weir above the town where there is
wildlife in abundance and make an excellent trip out for a lazy
afternoon. Follow this with a trip to the tea shop on the wharf below
the Castle, or enjoy one of the tea shop later on the tour.