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St Mary Magdalene Church, Newark-on-Trent
0.32km from Newark Castle and Gardens
The church of St Mary Magdalene was begun around 1160, though much of what we see today dates to the 14th and 15th centuries. The present church is built in the Gothic style, with parts dating from the 12th century. St Mary Magdalene's is one of the largest parish churches in England and is regarded as one of the finest. It is a Grade I listed building. It was one of the main pilgrimage centres in this area and attracts a lot of tourists too.
Sconce and Devon Park
0.81km from Newark Castle and Gardens
This is a large area of public open grass and woodlands, including Devon Pastures Local Nature Reserve. Queen’s Sconce Monument is one of the country's finest remaining earthworks from the English Civil War (1642-51). It is distinctively star-shaped when viewed from the air and is one of nine siege works remaining in a recognisable state in and around Newark.
Newark Air Museum
4.17km from Newark Castle and Gardens
The UK’s largest volunteer managed aviation museum with 95 aircraft and cockpit sections from across the history of aviation. Its diverse collection of more than 90 aircraft and cockpit sections covers the history of aviation, the aircraft on display include 13 National Benchmark aircraft; 34 Significant aircraft and 21 Noteworthy aircraft as listed in the National Aviation Heritage Register. Regular special events and education programmes available for visiting schools.
National Trust - The Workhouse, Southwell
8.45km from Newark Castle and Gardens
The Workhouse is a National Trust place located in Southwell, Nottinghamshire, and the most complete workhouse in existence. This austere building, the most complete workhouse in existence, was built in 1824 as a place of last resort for the destitute. Its architecture was influenced by prison design and its harsh regime became a blueprint for workhouses throughout the country.
8.73km from Newark Castle and Gardens
The trail is 7.5 miles and built on the former railway line of the Midland Railway. It stretches from Southwell to Bilsthorpe and passes the villages of Farnsfield, Kirklington and Maythorne. The Trail supports a wide range of habitats, because it crosses two distinct geological areas.
St James Church
9km from Newark Castle and Gardens
St James' Church, Louth is a parish church of the Church of England in Louth, Lincolnshire, England. It is notable for its tall spire. It has the tallest steeple of any medieval parish church in Britain. The church is mainly 15th century and is the third building on the site, replacing 11th- and 13th-century buildings. Originally the church had five subsidiary chapels and altars and a three-storey rood screen.
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Nottinghamshire is a county in the East Midlands region of England, bordering South Yorkshire to the north-west, Lincolnshire to the east, Leicestershire to the south, and Derbyshire to the west. The traditional county town is Nottingham, though the county council is based at County Hall in West Bridgford in the borough of Rushcliffe, at a site facing Nottingham over the River Trent.