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Newark Castle

Castle Road, Port Glasgow PA14 5NH, Scotland
+44 1475 741858
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Port Glasgow, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

It's small but interesting with lots of little "nooks and crannies" to explore. Definitely worth climbing the tight spiral staircase to the roof of the tower for the view. Good information displays giving the history of the castle and the area around it. Easily missed when travelling east as it's hidden by Ferguson's Shipyard - take the turn off for... More 

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Wallasey, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
29 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 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 a duel carriageway and its a left turn while on the roundabout but its not... More 

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Langbank, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Great little castle with an interesting history. 'Tagged on to the side of the local shipyard and hidden behind trees from the main road. Clear the trees away and I am sure the visitor numbers will increase considerably

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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This is probably one of the best small castles I've been to. Very well maintained, friendly staff, and plenty to see. Lots of little nooks and crannies and numerous routes to explore for such a small place. The only downside was the scaffold, and a couple of closed off areas, but I'm sure they'll be open when we head back... More 

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Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Before our visit I didn't really know what to expect --- perhaps it would be a total ruin. It turned out to be an intact and impressive building in a fine position on the Clyde. The lady at reception gave us a short, informative introduction which helped us appreciate what we were seeing as we walked round. It is really... More 

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Newark, California
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76 reviews 76 reviews
27 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Our nav horrible misguided us so we wasted 45 minutes trying to find this castle. All we could do is laugh and presume it would be an absolutely horrible castle, just to seal the deal on it being a total fiasco. When we arrived and saw it sitting next to an industrial port, with scaffolding all up the front, we... More 

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Buckingham
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Loved the views accross the water can be very cold by the clyde. There is not a lot to see in the castle,looks great from outside.would certainely visit again - seeing the old shipyards & boats on the clyde.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 via mobile

This castle is hidden in Port Glasgow. It is not well advertised and had an odd entrance through an industrial site. However, the castle and the grounds to the other side are glorious. The castle is under going work at the moment so we couldn't get to the battlements which was a pity but the rest of the castle was... More 

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South Lanarkshire
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

I recently visited Newark Castle and really enjoyed it. It is steeped in history and there are several information boards located throughout. The location on the banks of the River Clyde is superb. The public transport links are pretty good. It is only ten minutes walk from Port Glasgow railway station and five minutes from the bus stop with regular... More 

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Port Glasgow, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014 via mobile

National Trust property so well looked after,having some rework ,easy parking,great position on banks of Clyde River.Often used as background in wedding pictures.Reputed to be haunted figure appeared in a wedding photo and she wasent an invited guest

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