Newark House Removals
On the east side of Nottingham, just off of the A1, you will find the market town of Newark. The heritage of Newark revolves around its role in the English Civil War and, at Newark Castle, visitors can experience this for themselves. For those interested in Newark’s history, the National Civil War Centre and the Nottinghamshire Civil War Trail both paint a vivid picture of the past. Aside from the town’s ties to the past, it is now a thriving market town and many are choosing to call it home.
Just a 35-minute drive from Newark is the Britannia Smeeton Panton office, located in Heckington. The friendly team at Britannia Smeeton Panton are ready and waiting to help with moves throughout the surrounding areas and also offer a variety of storage options to their customers.
Moving to Newark
First-time buyers will be pleased by the property prices in Newark. There aren’t many one-bed apartments, but when a two-bedroomed flat can be purchased for £50,000, why settle for less? Family sized terraced homes start at £85,000 for three beds, rising over £150,000 for larger period terraces. If you want some privacy, generous 3-bed semis start at £115,000, but there are some impressive older homes for £215,000. Detached homes fall between £135,000 and £1 million depending on what you are looking for.
For those looking to rent a family sized property, detached and semi-detached homes fetch monthly rental prices of £368 to £1,250 pcm dependant on location and condition of the property. Larger terraced homes hover around £600 pcm, dropping to £450 for two-bed homes. One and two-bedroom flats start at £395 pcm.
Historical Days Out in Newark
Only a shell remains of Newark Castle, but it is still extremely magnificent. The structure dates back to 1173, with some parts from 1129. Visitors can stroll the grounds for free, but the internal areas of the castle (including the spooky dungeons) can be enjoyed on one of the guided tours that castle staff operate. In the murky dungeons, markings etched on the walls by guards can still be seen to this day.
The beautiful Georgian building that is Newark Town Hall Museum and Art Gallery is open to the public. The first floor is the museum and the impressive ballroom is one of the finest assembly rooms of its period in the country. Roman pottery and civil war relics can be seen and guided tours inform visitors of Newark’s history.
Another magical building is the Church of St Mary Magdalene. The towering spire can be seen throughout the town and visitors can explore the tower, library, and treasury.
Transport Links Newark
Surrounded by A road, notably the A1, getting to the likes of Nottingham (40 mins), Lincoln (35 mins), and Sheffield (1 hour 10 mins) is straightforward from Newark.
Newark has the added benefit of two railway stations; Newark North Gate and Newark Castle. Newark Castle is the station nearer to the town centre and it runs hourly services towards Lincoln (30-39 mins) in the east, and half hourly services to Nottingham (25 mins) in the west.
Newark North Gate may be a little further from the town centre, but there are considerably more services. Virgin Trains run services to London Kings Cross (1 hour 23 mins), York (40 mins), Newcastle (1 hour 39 mins), and Edinburgh Waverley (3 hours 8 mins).