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Newark Castle

Castle Road, Port Glasgow PA14 5NH, Scotland
+44 1475 741858
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Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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75 reviews 75 reviews
27 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
28 helpful votes 28 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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Scotland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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86 reviews 86 reviews
22 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 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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