Curious About Newark


Newark Town Centre, Starts: The Sconce and Devon Park, Victoria Street, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG24 4SA
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Have fun discovering Newark on Trent with two quirky, heritage walks with an optional treasure hunt.
Are you curious about Newark? Looking for an unusual and quirky activity which gets you out in the fresh air whatever the weather? Curious About Newark is a pair of self-guided walks with a treasure hunt theme – looping around the better-known sights, as well as some of the more unusual and quirky ones, which combined make Newark a fascinating place to explore!
You'll get detailed directions, a map, clues (with answers in the back!), and some interesting snippets about the history of this Nottinghamshire town and the people that have shaped it.
Buy in printed booklet or instant download format (to use instantly on your mobile device or to print at home) from and explore in your own time.
Walk 1: Vibrant Park to Castle Grounds (1.5 miles / 1-2 hours)
From a vibrant, yet historic park, right next to a bustling marina, this walk leads you along cobbled streets and a riverside path with otters at play. Soon you'll cross the Trent at a busy lock and walk the length of the castle on the far side of river. Now it's up into the town, past a magnificent church and Newark's historic marketplace, before curling back to the castle with stunning views all around.
Walk 2: The Castle to Friary Gardens (1 mile / 1 hour)
The start of this walk gives you a guided tour of the castle ruins and its delightful grounds. The it's up into the town, past many of its shops on byways ancient and new. Pass through Newark's fascinating Royal Market square before exploring the grounds of its splendid 15th century church. Now its down another striking street, past a former friary to end at a park, once the friary's gardens.
Both walks are wheelchair and buggy friendly (there's a marked diversion on the first walk to avoid steps)

Map & Directions

Opening Times

Curious About Newark (1 Jan 2023 - 31 Dec 2025)

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