Newark : About the area

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about Newark

Newark-on-Trent is an attractive market town situated along the River Trent and offers a wealth of history, a library, theatre and many other sporting and recreational amenities. The town has grown around Newark Castle since the start of its construction in 1123 and was a local centre for the wool and cloth trade. Today the spire of the Church of St. Mary Magdalene overlooks the busy market square which is home to regular market days, lined with historic buildings and a selection of high-street shops.
The town’s most famous period was during the English Civil War where the 12th Century castle was used as an important royalist stronghold to Charles I controlling the main route north. The town and castle withstood three sieges by Parliamentarian rebels in 1642, 1644 and 1646; however, fearing capture by the Parliamentary Army in 1646, Charles I surrendered.

Newark on Trent is becoming a popular commuter town for the expanding city of Nottingham and increasingly for London with its links to the A46, A1 and East Coast Mainline railway. The Town is serviced by the Northgate and Castle railway stations with direct services to London in 90 minutes. Access to Newark will soon be further enhanced by improvements to the A46, creating a dual carriageway link the M1, which is due to open in 2012.

Newark on Trent is designated as the East midlands Growth Point and in future years will see a southern bypass, substantial housing and employment development.
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Recommended Local Schools:

Newark College
Secondary Schools – Magnus Church of England School, Grove School
Prep Schools – Highfields School

Recommended Local Amenities:

Sport – Newark Rugby Union Football Club, Newark Town FC, Newark Athletic Club, Newark Cricket Club
Shopping – The Buttermarket shopping centre
Tourist attractions – Newark Castle Gardens, The Palace Theatre, Newark Town Hall Museum and Art Gallery, Millgate Museum, Newark Air Museum

 

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Population
Approx 25,376
 
Rail
Northgate and Castle stations
 
Airport
East Midlands Airport - 32 miles

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