Wednesday, 16 October 2013

an adventure in a new town

A couple of weeks ago, as part of my September bucket list, we visited a little market town called Newark. I have passed through it very briefly and thought how nice it looked so we decided to explore and see what we could find. What has happened to the lovely weather we were having?

There is the remains of a castle built here in 1123 which stands proudly overlooking the river Trent. It was so peaceful and calm inside the castle walls. People were sitting on the grass and benches sunbathing, reading and relaxing. I could easily have stayed here for the day just soaking up the tranquil atmosphere.

This was one of the first buildings we saw as we walked into the town. 

The church is very prominent and dates back to the 11th or 12th century. I didn't realise how much history this little town has; it played a big part in the English Civil War. I loved all the cute shops and houses, just my thing! Can you see the lovely black and white buildings in the top left of the photo? This is where we sat and had a yummy lunch.

How sweet and quaint is this old public house. We had to stop for a pit stop!

A view of the lovely cobble stoned market square. 

This is one of the oldest buildings in Newark. It was formally an inn and it has managed to keep all its charm.

We were really lucky to come across this beautiful wedding that had just taken place. The men all looked very handsome in their kilts and the bride looked gorgeous. I got a bit emotional as I was thinking soon it will be us. It made me feel excited about the good times to come!

No, there was nothing to see at the bottom of the steps! Just a locked door.

Doesn't it look a lovely place to have a picnic and relax? 

There is a walk beside the river with a pub and a cosy, little tea shop. If we hadn't just eaten we would have stopped for afternoon tea. I will save that for next time!

I'm so glad we came here for the day but it does need to be sunny to get the most out of it. I can't wait to come back again with a picnic and a book and just relax by the river. A lovely way to spend a day.

What I wore
H&M boyfriend jeans - wardrobe
H&M white t-shirt - wardrobe
Primark striped top
Zara scarf - wardrobe
Primark canvas shoes - wardrobe
Tesco satchel - wardrobe
Primark sunnies- wardrobe


  1. I've never been to Newark but it looks great, somewhere I'd enjoy I think. It looks quite like Lichfield from your photos.

    1. It's a very sweet place, Louise. I'm sure you would like it. I've never been to Lichfield, I will have to go and visit. Have a lovely day. :-)

  2. As always you look great and Newark looks fabulous, especially with the blue sky and sunshine! :) xx

    1. Aww, thanks so much. It is a cute place to visit but I love anywhere there is a castle! :-)

  3. What a beautiful place!
    You know what, did someone ever told you that you look a bit like Sienna Miller?


    1. I can't wait to go back when it's warmer weather for a picnic in the castle ruins. Nobody has ever said I look like Siena Miller before but thank you for the compliment. It's made my day :-)

  4. Very pretty - just like you.
    Have a fab weekend.

    1. Awwww thank you. Have a lovely weekend too :-)

  5. Stunning views and photos, looks like a beautiful place to visit. xx

    1. Thanks so much, it is a lovely place to visit. A great day out xx

  6. Wow, a town that is 900 years old! Living in Australia (and part of the year in the U.S.) we'd never see anything that old. I'd like to one day go to the market in Newark.

    1. We are lucky to have such great history with amazing buildings to visit. It's just a shame we don't get very good weather like you guys get in Australia :-)