Our guide and history of Newark

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At Love Antiques, we are eager to help individuals buy and sell antiques and get the interiors they dream of. Newark Antiques Fair is one of the most famous antiques events, taking place at an enormous 84-acre site with as many as 2,500 stands attracting visitors from around the world.

To help get you and your chosen other attend the fair all you need to do is register to our site and you will receive a 2-for-1 offer to Newark Antiques Fair for the second day of the fair. Click here to register to receive your free offer.

Whether you are looking for some antique furniture to add character to your home or a dazzling antique chandelier to bring a touch of luxury- you are so to find a hidden gem within the many stalls of Newark.

For those interested in visiting this pivotal event, our guide and history to it is sure to help you learn everything you need to know about Newark Antiques Fair.

History of Newark

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Europe’s largest antiques fair, Newark is a highlight of the calendar for budding enthusiasts and collectors of antiques. It occurs six times a year with a pivotal summer event taking place in August and other events occurring in February, April, June, October and December.

The fair began in 1985 and celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2010 while in 2011 visitors to Newark had risen by 21% from 2009 with numbers gradually increasing year on year.

This means that this year, Newark will be celebrating its 30th anniversary.

How to get there?

If you are interested in visiting Newark then it’s important to know how to get here. Based in Newark & Nottinghamshire Showground, it is found adjacent to the A1 and therefore boasts strong transport links for those arriving from London which is approximately 2 hours away.

Visitors arriving by car are advised to follow signs for “International Antiques & Collectors Fair” which will be easily identified in yellow. International visitors arriving at Nottingham East Midlands Airport can reach the grounds in approximately 1 hour via taxi or bus while direct coaches operated by Able Coaches run from services from London.

Those arriving via public transport can reach the Newark Northgate rail station easily from London with a journey time of just 90 minutes. Other locations are also connected to the local station which is only a 10 minute drive from the fair.

Courtesy coaches also run from Newark Northgate rails station for added convenience.

Where to stay?

A range of hotels and other accommodation types can be found in the local area to provide you with a safe and comfortable place to rest your heads while you visit the event. Some local recommendations include:

Grange Hotel

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Dating to the Victorian period, this hotel is a great place to for lover of antiques to rest. Rated three stars and with landscaped gardens, it is only 2.28 miles from the grounds and offers splendid surroundings for you to enjoy.

Ivy Farm Bed & Breakfast

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Set in nine acres of beautiful grounds, this stunning hotel reeks of elegance and is another ideal

A picturesque location, this quaint bed & breakfast offers a more intimate experience for visitors to the antiques fair. It also provides a key location from which to enjoy the wide Newark market town and is 2.76 miles from the grounds.

Kelham House Hotel