Newark

The River Trent leaving Nottingham is enormous.  Enormous.   Makes the Thames look like a trickle.  It’s not nearly as pretty though, if I had to choose I’d take the Thames any day.

Newark is lovely, they’ve worked very hard to keep everything low level, so that the history isn’t dwarfed but new builds.   Its a really nice town, worth a look at.

The approach to the lock at Newark, dwarfed by the derelict castle.

The approach to the lock at Newark, dwarfed by the derelict castle.

Castle.

Castle.

Castle walls.

Castle walls.

Restored, and still used, Georgian Ballroom.

Restored, and still used, Georgian Ballroom.

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The market and Council Chambers in the background

The market and Council Chambers in the background

The Buttermarket

The Buttermarket

The lock.   If you look closely you can see a narrowboat in there.  Gives you an idea of size.

The lock. If you look closely you can see a narrowboat in there. Gives you an idea of size.

Newark Castle

Newark Castle

Newark Castle

Newark Castle

 

 

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