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Newark and its history of conflict

Located between the cities of Nottingham and Lincoln, Newark-on-Trent in the East Midlands is a market town steeped in history. It is perhaps best known for its links to the Civil War, with the town being under siege on several occasions during the conflict. This and much more can be explored in-depth at the fascinating National Civil War Centre, which is located in the town.

Reach for the sky at Newark Air Museum

There is more to Newark-on-Trent than just the Civil War however. The ruins of the town's castle on the banks of the River Trent are well worth a visit and are surrounded by stunning gardens, while aviation enthusiasts will love the Newark Air Museum. Located at the former airfield of RAF Winthorpe, it is home to an array of aircraft which tell the story of aviation from its earliest years to the present day.

An opportunity to explore the wider area

Whatever your reason for visiting Newark-on-Trent, a trip to the area is an ideal opportunity to also drop in on its larger neighbours. Lincoln is a location steeped in history which boasts both a stunning castle and cathedral, while Nottingham offers everything from ancient caves and the stunning Wollaton Hall to top live performers at the Motorpoint Arena. Planning a trip to Newark-on-Trent? Travelodge Newark North Muskham Hotel is a 14-minute drive from the town centre, while Travelodge Grantham A1 Hotel also offers great value accommodation.