Bag yourself a bargain with an annual pass…

civil war centreDid you know that, for less than the price of two Day Tickets, you can buy an Annual Pass that allows you into Newark’s number one visitor attraction as often as you want for 12 months?

The Girls Around Town didn’t, until Michael Constantine from the National Civil War Centre joined them in the studio for yesterday’s show…

Standard admission to the centre is currently £7 for adults, £6 for concessions and £3 for 5-16 year-olds, with accompanied under 5s admitted free. But pay just £11 for adults, £10 for concessions and £5 for 5-16s and you can return whenever you like for a WHOLE YEAR!

Open from 10am to 4pm seven days a week until the end of March 2016 (10am till 1pm on Christmas Eve, closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, summer opening hours from 10am till 5pm), you’ll find the National Civil War Centre on Appletongate next to the one of the other jewels in Newark’s crown, the Palace Theatre.

Check out the website for the story behind the centre and all the latest news of what’s on offer. There’s even an app to download which lets you explore key sites along the National Civil War Trail and experience the dramatic stories of characters including Charles I and John Twentyman, a local eye-witness.

With new temporary exhibitions every few months, not to mention regular special events and activities, there’s always something different to see and do for all the family at the centre.

So why not take advantage of these fantastic value passes?

Dinner with King John

dinner with king johnHe’s probably England’s most maligned monarch but does King John really deserve the bad press he’s had over the centuries?

On Saturday 13 June, author Stephen Church will be at Compton House in Newark to talk about his new book celebrating the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta, in which he sets out out to disentangle legend and reality.

Enjoy a three course meal as he tells John’s story, exploring some of the reasons why his reign went so disastrously wrong and discussing his connections with Newark.

Tickets are £35 each, to include a glass of wine and coffee – click here for the full menu – and overnight accommodation is also available at a special price of £75 single or £85 double.

Places are limited – for more information or to make a reservation, email info@comptonhousenewark.com or call 01636 708670.