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

Newark Castle beautiful as it sits on the edge of the River Clyde if you like visiting castles well its worth it picnic area just over but the pier the swans visit all the time up... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2015
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
14 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

Newark Castle beautiful as it sits on the edge of the River Clyde if you like visiting castles well its worth it picnic area just over but the pier the swans visit all the time up and down the river as they know they get well fed the Castle has been all refurbished and you still feel that you are... More 

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Scotland
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44 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Easily found in Castle Road with ample parking. Very friendly and helpful guide. Sadly it is next to Industrial buildings and cranes and the Battlements closed for "health and safety" when I visited. The maze of small tight stairways and doors give way to rooms with excellent illustrations and details on walls of how the rooms looked in medieval times.... More 

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Paisley, Scotland, United Kingdom
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13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 via mobile

This is a great wee castle to explore, almost feels like a maze. It is easy to miss as you are driving past but just follow the signs. There is a small entry fee but it is worth it. There is plenty of information throughout about the history of the castle and area. The steward was very friendly and informative.

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Port Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 helpful votes 5 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
34 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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16 reviews 16 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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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
31 helpful votes 31 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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87 reviews 87 reviews
33 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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