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Address: Castle Road, Port Glasgow PA14 5NH, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 1475 741858
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Lorna Polea

We are very proud to have Newark Castle in Port Glasgow. The castle sits on the River Clyde and the views across the water are fantastic. It's nice to walk around the gardens, and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 29, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015 via mobile

We are very proud to have Newark Castle in Port Glasgow. The castle sits on the River Clyde and the views across the water are fantastic. It's nice to walk around the gardens, and is very popular with wedding couples that have their photos taken on their special day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015 via mobile

Really nice castle worth a visit. The staff are very pleasant and the scenery around is beautiful. Last time we went there was scaffolding up but it is down now so cant wait to go back.

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2 Thank cooldrums
Alyth, United Kingdom
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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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2 Thank Susan A
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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2 Thank Barheat
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 via mobile

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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1 Thank Stuart C
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 via mobile

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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1 Thank kirsty m
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 via mobile

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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1 Thank Emma M
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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