Discover Newark’s Civil War heritage

Newark, Nottinghamshire

Embark on the Civil Walk Trail around Newark, and be transported back in time.

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Visitors to Newark cannot fail to be impressed by the ruined walls of Newark Castle which stands on the banks of the River Trent. The town was a Royalist stronghold and fierce battles were fought with the Parliamentarians leading to the near-destruction of the magnificent Norman castle. 

You can find out more about this turbulent period by taking part in the self-guided Civil War Trail which takes you to the castle and buildings which would have been the soldiers’ living quarters.

It will also lead you to buildings that still show evidence of the Civil War, including the church spire with a hole made by a Parliamentarian canon in 1644.

Learn about the fierce battles that were fought in the market town of Newark, how the town pledged its allegiance to Charles I and the Royalists and how during the war much of the town was damaged or destroyed, including Newark Castle.

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