It couldn’t be easier to visit Newark.
Historically, Newark became a prominent town on the UK map by the time of the Civil Wars because of its prominent geographic position. Located halfway between London and York, on the Great North Road, and being a safe point to cross the River Trent, it made the ideal stronghold. Today, its excellent rail and road connections make it the perfect place to explore on either a day trip or longer visit.
Newark is well located next to the A1, M1, A46 and A17 with the following towns and cities less than a two-hour drive away:
- 30-40 minutes from Lincoln, Nottingham and Doncaster
- 1 hour from Derby, Leicester and Sheffield
- 1 ½ hours from Birmingham, Bradford, Coventry, Leeds, Hull and York.
Newark has a range of parking options including provision for blue badge holders, designated motorbike bays and charging points for electric cars. There is coach parking available in an accredited, secure coach park close to the town with two central drop off and pick up points in the town centre itself.
Newark has excellent rail links with two train stations serving the town, both just a short walk to the town centre and approximately 15 minutes’ walk from each other.
Newark Northgate station is on the LNER East Coast mainline from London to Edinburgh.
Newark Castle station is on East Midlands Railway’s Nottingham – Lincoln line.
Approximate train travel times from the following cities are:
- 30 minutes from Lincoln
- 45 minutes from Nottingham and York
- 1 hour from Leeds and Sheffield
- 1½ hours from London
Newark Bus station is in the town centre, located on Lombard Street.
Public Transport enquiries
Visitors planning their journey by public transport can contact Traveline for information about routes and times:
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