Heritage Open Days: Civil War Tour of Newark, including Queen’s Sconce
September 20, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Kevin Winter will lead a Civil War tour of Newark. Explore some of the places that were at the heart of key events, ending at the Queens Sconce.
The tour will begin at the bandstand in Newark Castle, where the reason Newark became known as ‘The Key to the North’ can be seen. We will then visit some of the buildings that played a part in the town’s Civil War history and remain standing. We will explore some of the characters, such as Baron Dohna, Hercules Clay and Prince Rupert who were significant players in Civil War Newark. After making our way around the town we will head back to the castle to see where Scottish muskets and cannon left their mark, before heading along the river towards the Queen’s Sconce. This fortification, built to defend the town from Parliamentarian attack is the best preserved 17th century earthwork in the country. The tour will take around 1 1/2 – 2 hours in total.
Due to social distancing and contact tracing requirements pre-booking is essential
Booking Contact: Kevin Winter
Booking opens: 28 August 2020
Booking closes: 11 September 2020
This event will run in line with local & national government guidelines at the time of the festival. The number of attendees has been reduced to 10 so that adequate social distancing can take place during the tour. Although we will not enter any buildings please bring face coverings and your own hand sanitiser for your personal use.