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Car hire in Newark

Car hire Newark

Newark is an historic and pretty market town that stands on the River Trent in Nottinghamshire. Once lying on Roman road the Fosse Way, the conurbation grew around the now-ruined Newark Castle. Today, it boasts many attractions, making it the ideal place to visit for a weekend away. It is connected to a host of other cities via the A1 and the A46.

What I need to know

If you want a Newark car rental vehicle, it's a good idea to compare car hire before you go. Check out our dedicated site to look at prices from 1,500 companies. We can also offer free cancellation, no credit card fees and full-time customer support.

Where to pick up my car

The nearest airport to Newark is Nottingham Airport (NQT), so you could pick up a vehicle from there and then drive the 24km to the city centre. There's also East Midlands Airport (EMA) 43km away. Alternatively, check out our helpful map for more pick-up points at company offices throughout the region.

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  • “The pick-up was easy, it took 5 minutes from arriving at the desk to driving out the car, and the return took even less time.”
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Where to go

Newark and the surrounding Nottinghamshire area offers plenty of things to do come rain or shine. You can discover the caves and fascinating Sherwood Forest, check out historical landmarks like castles and churches or enjoy a day of retail therapy in the many shops. There's also plenty to do with the kids here.

Nearby Newark

Once you've got your hire car, you can hit the roads and explore as much as you can around Newark. There's Nottingham just 32km away, Doncaster 52 minutes away and Leicester within 46 minutes' drive. You should even be able to reach Leeds in just under an hour.

Longer drives

If you want to take a longer excursion from your Newark base, the town is very well connected by road to other cities. You can be in wonderful York in around an hour and 35 minutes, while the A17 will take you all the way to King's Lynn in Norfolk in around the same time. Huddersfield is approximately an hour and 40 minutes away.

Eating and drinking

Nottinghamshire has plenty to offer in terms of delicious cuisine. There's top-quality fresh produce like vegetables and meat to be enjoyed in cosy pubs and restaurants throughout the county. Alternatively, try the ethnic dishes in the region's relatively new 'curry quarter'.

Things to do

You're sure to be surprised by how much there is to do here. Newark Town Hall is open as a museum on Mondays and Saturdays and there's the Buttermarket for shopping. You could take in a show at the Palace Theatre, admire the National Civil War Centre or be moved by the stories at the Holocaust Centre.

Sightseeing

Newark offers a number of landmarks including the Church of St Mary Magdalene, which has the tallest spire in the county. There's Newark Castle too, which was built in 1123 and is now ruined. Its claim to fame is that King John is believed to have died there in 1216.