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Newark Castle

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Address: Castle Road, Port Glasgow PA14 5NG, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 1475 741858
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Excellent condition smaller castle

Newark Castle was built in the 1500’s and largely survived the industrial revolution and the building of shipyards literally all around it as it became ‘invisible’ from land due... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Pennsylvania
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Pennsylvania
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159 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Newark Castle was built in the 1500’s and largely survived the industrial revolution and the building of shipyards literally all around it as it became ‘invisible’ from land due to other buildings. It managed to avoid attracting vandals or any attention at all. When the shipyards began to close local authorities rediscovered the largely intact castle. Heritage Scotland acquired it... More 

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Thank startraindd
Port Glasgow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Older children would enjoy going round castle there is storytelling, and great scenery to be seen from ramparts. Could do with a cafe to relax.

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Thank Linda C
Port Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a great day exploring the castle and grounds and admiring the view up and down the river from the top of the tower.

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Thank Cate M
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53 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Most castles are the same price to get into in Scotland, so if you're looking for a Castle, I'd recommend going to another one, such as Dumbarton. It's the same cost and is much more interesting.

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Thank pctripman
Glasgow
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101 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Live near Newark Castle but visited here for the first time today. What a treat. The guide on duty, Anne-Marie, was so enthusiastic and informative and provided us with answers to all our questions. She's a real asset to this property. The view from the castle across the Clyde is lovely. The castle itself is in a good state of... More 

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Port Glasgow, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to visit but rather bare, would like to see some rooms restored to the period, with some furniture and fabrics of the time.Maybe some background music and atmospheric lighting would make a big difference. This could be an excellent place of interest for visiting cruise ship passegers and travellers as there is a lot of history here but... More 

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Thank Jim M
Ontario, Canada
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99 reviews
94 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Newark Castle is a well-preserved castle built in 1478 sited on the south shore of the estuary of the River Clyde in Port Glasgow. For Castle hunter, this one is just a small version of it which sometimes referred to as a Mansion. Inside the castle, one will experience the intricacy of a maze like entry. One room will lead... More 

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Thank echoatan
Reading, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Oh my what a cold and austere place. No romantic illusions here. The exterior boasts of Opulence well beyond that of a common man However the interior is a barren structure fit for hunters. How unlucky was the wife of the lord of the manner to be almost imprisoned but certainly maltreated. It's amazing that she lived long enough to... More 

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Bridge of Weir, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love visiting Castles and this one is very interesting. Easy to find if you follow the signs but you do need a car.

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Thank Meg M
Hawick, Scotland, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The staff are so helpful, nothing is a problem, so friendly. She was great with my 1 year old. Castle is really good with lots to explore, but a lot of tight stairs and low doors, so tall people have to stoop a lot.

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Thank Alison S

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