Fortress Newark

Fortress Newark Under Siege 3-4th May 2015

Great to be working on Fortress Newark Under Siege! A spectacular 17th Century Civil war re-enactment. Over 1000 participants will come to Newark to relive some of the battles, to parade and to celebrate Newark’s Historic past.

During the British Civil Wars, Newark was a key royalist stronghold, withstanding three deadly Parliamentarian sieges from 1643 to 1646. Suffering much destruction and many deaths from bombardment and plague, the town finally surrendered on the orders of King Charles I, by then himself a captive.


This event will bring to life these dramatic times in a series of battles, skirmishes and parades On Monday 4th May, the fallen will be commemorated with a wreath laying ceremony in the churchyard of St Mary Magdalene Church. in addition, Civil War soldiers will “garrison” The Prince Rupert and Fox & Crown inns.

The event takes in The National Civil War Centre, a national resource which acts as a centrepiece for promoting Newark’s rich history.

Fortress Newark is a major event and it inticipated that it will bring thousands of visitors to Newark who will will not only explore the town but will spend money in many of the local shops and cafes.

Visitors will also be able to take advantage of the Totally Locally Newark App and the Visit Newark App to search for discounts from many of Newark Independent retailers together with details of overnight accommodation in Newark.