Holiday day 2 – Newark

Today, we headed in to Newark to explore. It is an ancient town and has a ruined castle that was build over 1000 years ago. The ‘new’ castle, which is there today, was constructed on top of an ancient Anglo-Saxon fort.

During the English civil war, Newark was a Royal stronghold and was laid siege to for 3 years. One of the reasons the castle wasn’t destroyed at the end of the siege was because the plague had broken out within the city.

We then explored the rest of the town, which was enjoyable. It felt like a mini York. We ate at a little Greek place and we sat in the sun, which was great considering it’s the end of October.

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