If you enjoy shopping, then the markets, shops and antiques warehouses of Newark and Sherwood will be right up your street!
Newark, Southwell and Ollerton all have busy lively markets, with Newark topping the bill with four market days every week. For markets with a difference, try the monthly Farmers Market in Newark and Southwell, where you'll find the very best fresh produce on sale from local producers.
Small speciality shops and boutiques, several of them unique to the area, can be found in the towns of Newark and Southwell and in the larger villages, and if you're looking for well-known high street stores you'll find them here too.
If antiques are your interest, you couldn't choose a better destination for your break. Throughout the area, you'll find an abundance of antiques warehouses and shops, offering good value for money and ample opportunity to browse. Antique fairs are held ona regular basis, with the International Antique Fairs, held near Newark, attracting buyers and sellers from far and wide.
For a true taste of Newark and Sherwood, try one of the many farm shops which sell local produce from fruit and vegetables, meat and cheeses to home made cakes and ice cream. And nothing can beat the taste of freshly picked strawberries, which you can pick yourself in the summer at Hockerton Grange Farm Shop.