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Discover hidden past on walking tours

Posted onPosted on 11th Apr

The popular Hidden History walking tours in Newark are back.

This weekend (Saturday 13 April)<em> Newark Through Time</em> is a special walking history tour, crammed with intriguing stories of Anglo Saxon, Medieval, Georgian, and Victorian Newark. The following Saturday is <em>Besieged but Never Beaten</em> (Saturday 20 April), which offers the chance to discover Newark’s crucial role in the British Civil Wars and to explore some of the town’s highlights.

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

Also planned is a <em>Deep Dive – Besieged</em> tour on Saturday 4 May and Saturday 20 July. These are unique tours that include a walk along the river to the Queen’s Sconce, a listed earthwork fortification built during the first English Civil War to protect the garrison of King Charles I based at Newark Castle.

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

Coun Rowan Cozens, portfolio holder for Heritage, Culture and the Arts, said: “We are pleased to launch our Hidden History Walking Tours this spring which will take visitors on a tour of all the hidden areas of Newark. Our wonderfully knowledgeable tour guides will regale you with tales about how Newark’s inhabitants dodged cannonball fire and the plague as you discover the town’s Anglo Saxon, Medieval, Georgian and Victorian haunts.

“I’m delighted that there are tours available for everyone and include options for families and people with disabilities. Our history is something that Newark is immensely proud of and we are keen to promote these new walking tours to the public alongside our National Civil War Centre.”

Tickets for all tours are £5, except for the Deep Dive tours which are £10 per ticket. They can be booked at <a href=””></a> or by calling 01636 655765 from Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm. Numbers on each tour are limited.