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Discover hidden past on walking tours

Posted onPosted on 9th Apr

There is a chance to step back in time to explore Newark’s past with the return of Hidden History walking tours.

The two tours, running weekly until October, are being organised by the National Civil War Centre and Newark Museum, run by Newark and Sherwood District Council.

The first tour, Besieged But Never Beaten, offers the chance to discover Newark’s crucial role in the British Civil Wars and to explore some of the town’s highlights.

The second charts the tale of Newark Through Time and is crammed with intriguing stories of Anglo Saxon, Medieval, Georgian, and Victorian Newark. Both take place on alternate weeks, from 1.30pm and 2.45pm, beginning and ending at the National Civil War Centre on Appleton Gate.

Also planned is a Deep Dive – Besieged tour on Saturday, 4th May and Saturday, 12th July.

These tours include a walk along the river to the Queen’s Sconce, a listed earthwork fortification built in 1646 during the first English Civil War to protect the garrison of King Charles I based at Newark Castle.

On Saturday, 3rd August, people can join a family-friendly Newark Through Time tour, while there is a British Sign Language interpreted tour on Saturday, 15th June, and an accessible tour on Saturday, 7th September.

Tickets for all tours are £5, except for the Deep Dive tours which are £10 per ticket.

Tours can be booked at or by calling 01636 655765, from Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm.

Numbers on each tour are limited, so people should book early to avoid disappointment.