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cathedral city and county town of Lincolnshire, England

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city in Nottinghamshire, England

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Newark Air Museum

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Newark

Newark-on-Trent is a small market town in Nottinghamshire, on the edge of Sherwood Forest. It’s famous as the place where King Charles I surrendered during the English Civil War.

Arriving

By road

Newark stands on the A1 some 120 miles (192 km) from London, at the junction with the A46 and A17. You’ll know you’re close when you see the steaming chimneys and silos of the British Sugar plant at Kelham just west of town. The junction is messy, especially when there’s a big event at the Showground, watch out for standing traffic queueing back onto the A1.

The bus station is central, off Lombard street. National Express coaches take just under five hours to London Victoria, with departures at 8AM (NX447 direct) and 9:30AM (on NX339 from Grimsby to Birmingham and the West Country, change at Leicester). Coaches from London Victoria to Newark depart at 2:30PM (NX441, change at Leicester) and 4PM (NX447 for Lincoln/Hull, direct).

By train

Newark Northgate station, which is Newark-on-Trent's main station is at the north-east edge of town in the Appletongate area. It’s on the East Coast main line between London Kings Cross and the north. Trains to London (operated by LNER) run at least every hour and take 80 min.

Newark Castle station is near the centre and is on the line between Nottingham, East Midlands Parkway (for East Midlands Airport), Lincoln and Grimsby. These trains are operated by East Midlands Trains and run hourly.

By air

The nearest airport is East Midlands Airport (EMA IATA) (30 miles, 50 km). This has good connections across West Europe, including Edinburgh, Glasgow and Belfast. For anything further afield, use the London airports.

A shuttle bus connects EMA with East Midlands Parkway railway station, with direct trains to Newark Castle. EMA airport buses also run from Nottingham, Derby, Leicester and Loughborough.

By boat

Newark stands on the River Trent which is navigable and non-tidal. There is mooring for visiting craft, with two marinas in the town and a harbour at the nearby village of Farndon.

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