Newark became such a prominent town on the UK map by the time of the Civil Wars partly because of its prominent geographic positioning. Halfway between London and York, on Great North Road where it was safe to cross the River Trent. Today, with excellent rail and road connections, it is easier than ever to visit Newark..
National Civil War Centre,
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Newark is well located next to the A1 and A46.
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• 30 - 40 mins from Lincoln, Nottingham & Doncaster.
• 1 hour from Derby, Leicester & Sheffield.
• 1 ½ hours from Birmingham, Bradford, Coventry, Leeds & Hull.
The National Civil War Centre is in a great location within just a few minutes walk of two large car parks. Appletongate Car Park (NG24 1JR) is just across the road from the museum and London Road Car Park (NG24 1TN) is a short distance further, both being in easy reach of the A1 and A46. There is on-street blue badge parking directly outside the National Civil War Centre.
A drop off point for cars and coaches is available just outside the museum entrance with coach parking available just a few minutes drive away, on the edge of town.
More parking info can be found here.
Newark Bus Station is on Lombard Street, in the town centre (7 mins).
East Coast Mainline - Newark Northgate Station
Newark Castle Station
• 9 mins walk from both stations
• 30 minutes from Lincoln.
• 40 – 45 minutes from Nottingham and York.
• 1 hour from Leeds and Sheffield.
• 1½ hours from London.