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Newark Castle

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Built by George Maxwell in the 15th century, this elegant and still virtually intact castle was enlarged by his descendent Patrick Maxwell in the 16th century. Patrick was infamous for murdering two of his neighbours and beating his wife of 44 years...more
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Castle Road, Port Glasgow PA14 5NG, Scotland
+44 1475 741858
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 29 October 2014

Though this is not a castle in the true sense of the word it is well worth a visit for anyone interested in historic buildings. Its tucked away and not easy to find, you will find your self on a roundabout that leads on to...More

4  Thank keith r w
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 17 September 2012

not really its just a casle am not that interested in things like that it was just somewere to go for a walk on one of the few sunny days that we get

2  Thank willow257
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All reviews nooks and crannies the river historic scotland worth a visit interesting history closing time visited newark ticket office a lot of fun great place to visit info boards definitely recommend a visit original beams quick visit restoration work great wee firth of clyde
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to visit especially if you are a tourist I went and took my friends who were here visiting from abroad they loved it and said they would come back before they go home

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Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

The staff are great and very informative, the castle is so interesting and we all enjoyed dressing up as Knights and Princesses! Loved the view from the top too, especially as it was a sunny day. Would definitely recommend a visit. Well worth joining HES...More

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Reviewed 22 July 2018

Saw this place on Waverley trip down Clyde and thought worth a visit as we have Scottish Heritage cards this year. Shop and ticket office were closed when we visited on a Saturday afternoon with “Steward working in grounds please pay on way out” sign...More

1  Thank JanandDavid
Reviewed 21 July 2018

A Historic Scotland site. I would not make a special trip for this castle, but it is worth seeing in combination with a couple of others. It is very near to Dumbarton castle and for us worked well with Rothesay. It is an interesting castle...More

2  Thank beachbums_ceo
Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

We were heading for Finlaystone Country Estate but missed the entrance then my wife spotted a brown information sign for this place. It’s situated in a small park on the river and it’s worth climbing the tower for the views of the surrounding hills as...More

1  Thank Robbo_Ilford
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Beutifull place lost so and plenty rooms to explore. The lady on this desk was very helpful and friendly it has some nice views

1  Thank den310
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

This was a great place to stop and explore. My boys enjoyed it thoroughly. The castle is well maintained and it’s just really amazing to get to go through a castle inside and out. The castle sat on the water and a great green lawn....More

1  Thank rachael1107
Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

We visited in early June with a 4yr old and she thoroughly enjoyed herself exploring the different rooms and imagining what life was like when the castle was new. The staff were really polite and gave a great introduction on arrival. We spent a good...More

2  Thank Matthew R
Reviewed 19 October 2017

We visited Newark Castle in October and loved exploring it. The lady I the ticket office was lovely and very helpful.

1  Thank SharonRobertson57
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

Visited today with a friend. Was very suprised at how good it was. Lots to see in a lovely setting. Highly recomended

1  Thank shazza56
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