Raymond Singleton-McGuire reports; A Castle With A Licence To Print Money!!!!
Raymond Singleton-McGuire reports; the Bishop of Lincoln was granted permission by King Henry in 1135 to build Newark Castle originally out of timber and later rebuilt, out of stone with the added benefit of also being a Mint!
Raymond Singleton-McGuire states; it sits comfortably on the side of the River Trent only a stone’s throw from the historic narrow and beautiful streets of Newark Town Centre.
Raymond Singleton-McGuire states; unfortunately, the Castle was destroyed around 1648 after the English Civil War but restored in the 19th Century before it was taken over or purchased by the Corporation of Newark towards the end of the 1800s. It received further renovation but as you can see from the photographs, never to its original former glory.
Raymond Singleton-McGuire reports; whilst it is a Grade I listed building, the better and more substantial views can be obtained from standing on the opposite bank of the River Trent. Newark has a number of historic and worthwhile events during the course of the year, with ample coffee shops, restaurants and eateries, including two very well known pizza houses next to the River Trent and adjacent to the Castle.