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Address: Castle Road, Port Glasgow PA14 5NH, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 1475 741858
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Historic experience par excellence

We arrived quite late in the day and struggled to find our way in past the demolition site next door, but what an experience once we got there. The custodian, a local lady with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Alyth, United Kingdom
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Alyth, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

We arrived quite late in the day and struggled to find our way in past the demolition site next door, but what an experience once we got there. The custodian, a local lady with total passion for the history of the castle and its occupants greeted us and gave us a potted introduction . We then explored this beautifully maintained... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 via mobile

Visited Newark Castle while passing through Port Glasgow. Though not the biggest castle around, it was a very enjoyable visit, taking a hour to get around. Staff were also very friendly and helpful. The kids had a great time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

It's a nice little castle to visit, and if you've not been I'd definitely recommend a visit but don't expect to spend a lot of time there as it's very small. Also, it was a while ago which we visited but I remember finding the entrance fee high for the amount that you see. However, if you throw in a... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

On the banks of the River Clyde, Newark Castle is a reminder of the history of the area. It was foremost a military fort commanding the approaches to Glasgow. It was later a family home. You can explore the rooms of the castle that have been preserved and some are undergoing renovation. To provide some idea of what construction was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Had an afternoon free in Glasgow so took a short train ride out to Port Glasgow followed by a 10 minute walk to the castle. A really great place to explore with lots of levels and rooms and two distinct periods of construction. The rooms were well signed explaining the history and the staff on site really friendly with a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Great location, lovely views. Enjoyed the spiral stairways and exploring different areas of the castle. Toilets very clean. Staff friendly and helpful.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Stopped off on our way through, a wee gem enjoyed exploring all the wee nooks & crannies of the castle! Great information but not overload, lovely lady serving made us feel very welcome....

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Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

This is a very small castle, but once inside there's a lot to explore from top to bottom, from exploring all the little hallways and little rooms.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

It is actually a fortified house rather than a castle but it's well worth seeing , especially as it's the only think we have close to a castle

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Port Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Great day out with our young family. Children throughly enjoyed the experience running around playing in this very well kept castle. We will visit monthly. Would highly recommend.

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