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Newark Castle

Firth of Clyde castle mainly associated with Patrick Maxwell

Plan your visit to Newark Castle

Getting there

Region – Glasgow, Clyde and Ayrshire
Postcode: PA14 5NH

Grid reference
NS 328745.

Cycle Routes
Site on the National Cycle Network

Public transport

From Glasgow Central train station, take First Scotrail train (Wemyss Bay) to Port Glasgow (26 mins). Walk 12 mins to Newark Castle.

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Facilities & access

Bus Parking Car Parking Display on History Self Service Tea/Coffee Shop Toilets Accessible by Public Transport May be closed at lunchtime, please call in advance (winter only) Children's Quiz available


The ground floor is accessible to visitors using wheelchairs or with limited mobility and some may be able to access the first floor. The upper floors of the castle are only accessible via spiral stairs or steep straight stairs.

Opening arrangements & costs
Month Days Times
1 April - 30 September Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun 9.30 am to 5.30 pm

Last ticket sold 30 minutes before closing time.

Closed during the winter season.

Very occasionally a property has to close at short notice due to adverse weather conditions or other reasons out with our control. Please check our closure page for any unexpected site closures You can also follow closure tweets from @welovehistory using #hsclosure. Alternatively please call the site before setting off to check they are open.

Admission Prices

Summer Adult £4.50, Child £2.70, Concession £3.60

Admission prices are subject to change. You will be charged the correct admission when buying your tickets on our official webstore.


Tel 01475 741 858

Events at Newark Castle

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Allan Ramsay - Master Draughtsman

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