Newark Castle Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom Newark Castle and Gardens are lovely, formal gardens bordered by the remaining walls of Newark Castle which was partly destroyed in 1646 at the end of the English Civil War. The Castle has stood proudly on the banks of the River Trent for nearly 900 years.Guided tours of the Castle are conducted by the Castle Ranger every week. All tours last approximately one hour and tickets cost £5 for adults, £2.50 for children aged 3 and over, or £12.50 for a family ticket for 2 adults and 2 children. The tours normally run on Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Please click here for more information on the tours.Surfaced pathways in the castle and gardens allow suitable access for wheelchairs. During the visit, relax in the quiet garden areas and admire the picturesque views. Entertainment often occurs seasonally, with a bandstand for concerts available, and makes for a great day out.Newark Castle and Gardens offer nearby parking, so it is easily accessible by car. It is also close to historic market places; Southwell market and Newark market, so why not visit the pretty market towns too.The town of Newark grew up around an important crossing of the River Trent, where the Fosse Way and the Great North Road converge. There was a fortified Saxon manor here at least as early as the 10th century, but that was replaced by a motte and bailey earthwork fortress around 1073. That simple defensive structure was rebuilt as an impressive stone castle in 1133 by Bishop Alexander of Lincoln. www.britainexpress.com DJI Phantom 2 Vision Plus. ︎Newark Castle, in Newark, in the English County of Nottinghamshire England was founded in the mid 12th century by Alexander,Bishop of Lincoln.Originally a timber castle,it was rebuilt in stone towards the end of the century.Dismantled in the 17th century after the English Civil War,the castle was restored in the 19th century,first by Anthony Salvin in the1840s and then by the corporation of Newark who bought the site in 1889.