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Newark Castle
SK 796-541 Nottinghamshire England

Newark Castle Newark Castle was originally a Saxon fortified manor house, founded by King Edward the Elder. In 1073, Robert Bloet, bishop of Lincoln founded an earthwork motte and bailey fortress on the site. From 1123-33, Bishop Alexander the Magnificent completely rebuilt the castle, when founding a prominent stone structure of ornate construction. In the late 13th century, the castle was substantially rebuilt with a new riverside curtain wall and after alterations in the 15th and 16th centuries, the castle became more of a palace. Slighted after it was held for King Charles I during the Civil War, sadly only the gatehouse, including chapel and lodgings, curtain wall and north-west tower now remains. 10 miles south-east at Hough-on-the-Hill is Castle Hill and 12 miles north-east is Somerton Castle.


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Newark Castle is located in the town centre, off Castlegate. 15 miles south-west of Lincoln, on the A46.

The castle grounds are open daily, dawn until dusk. The Gilstrap Heritage Centre is open, April to September
10:00-5:00pm, October to March 10:00-4:00pm, guided tours of the castle's towers and dungeons are available.

There are car parks nearby.


Newark Castle pictures and large castle map
Newark Castle Picture 1Newark Castle Picture 2Castle Map of the Area

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