Displaying all the warmth and atmosphere of a market town, Newark Market Place offers a wide range of independent shops, market stalls and artisan cafes. The charming market square, with its cobbled streets and rustic stalls, hosts a general market five days a week. Monday and Thursday see the collectors and antiques market take over the square with their wealth of furnishings, rugs, jewellery and leather goods. Wednesday, Friday and Saturday showcases everything from local produce to flowers, clothes, baked goods and fishmongers. Farmers markets are held the first Wednesday of each month, displaying local food and drink in a warm and friendly atmosphere.
Newark Market Place is also famed for its splendid architecture, which is reflected in the buildings that surround the main square. Newark's Georgian town hall houses both the town hall museum and art gallery, showcasing regalia and fine art from the likes of William Nicholson and Stanley Spencer. The town is renowned for its six annual antique fairs, which attract thousands of antique enthusiasts in search of a bargain.
Newark is located just off the A46 and A1, 15 miles from Lincoln. Newark Market Place is in the heart of the town centre, next to the town hall, and is signposted around town. Car parks can be found at Appletongate, Mount Street School and Livestock Market.
After taking in the markets, why not end your visit with a stop in one of the many restaurants around Newark market place? Whether you're looking for traditional pub fare or something more exotic, Go dine's index of the best places to eat near Newark market place makes it easy to pick somewhere to eat. Through us you can browse menus, photos and read real customer reviews of restaurants close to Newark market place, and once something takes your fancy you can book a table online for free. If you'd like to explore Nottinghamshire, our regional pages round up the best restaurants in Mansfield, Gunthorpe and Southwell.
Did you know the annual Newark Carnival attracts more than 7,000 people to this quaint market town every year?