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Newark Castle

Castle Road, Port Glasgow PA14 5NH, Scotland
+44 1475 741858
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English first
South Lanarkshire
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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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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Scotland
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8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

My cousin visited from the USA with her two teenage sons and we went to Edinburgh and Stirling castles. Having a free afternoon and the sun actually shining we went along to Newark Castle. It was fabulous! The boys when asked what their favourite thing in their two weeks in Scotland had been didn't hesitate - the little castle! Lots... More

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Port Glasgow, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This is a hidden gem in port Glasgow. Not a well signposted attraction but it is certainly worth a visit. The views alone from the surrounding area are outstanding. Sits right on the beautiful river Clyde. The castle itself is steeped in history. An enjoyable family day out.

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Port Glasgow, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Lovely place for a picnic on a sunny day, nice for weddings too. Very picturesque right beside the Clyde , picnic benches available but plenty of room for blankets on the grass.

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Scotland
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84 reviews 84 reviews
20 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

Absolutely loved this 15th century castle. It is an undiscovered treasure easily missed from the road. It sits on the Firth of Clyde and offers stunning views across the water. Given its age it still has all its original beams within some of the rooms. It was the residence of Patrick Maxwell who had the reputation of being a murderer... More

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London, United Kingdom
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11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

I love castles and this one is true to form . Very ornate and quirky , not like many other castles, in the fact that it does not have tourist trap written all over it. Loved visiting this castle , beautiful looking inside and out and a wonderful part of Scotlands history!

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Inverkip, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

My kids aged 5 and 6 absolutley love a visit to Newark Castle, it might not be the biggest castle but the kids love wandering around and pretending that they lived there years ago. It is very magical.

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Bury St Edmunds
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Friendly staff bending over backwards to please and make us welcome to Scotland. Tour informative and interesting with regular stops for photography. The castle itself was being renovated after a storm.

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Bury St Edmunds
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

We were met by an elderly Scotsman who led us to the Inverclyde Tourist Group desk and we immediately signed up for a Free tour which was wonderful. It took us to Newark Castle for which there was a small charge of £3.60. Worth every penny, and the surrounding countryside which was very picturesque. Camera for taking snapshots of castle... More

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