Newark Castle


Castle Road, Port Glasgow, Strathclyde, PA14 5NH

    Enjoy stunning views of the Firth of Clyde from Newark Castle in Port Glasgow.

    Built by George Maxwell in the 15th century, this elegant and still virtually intact castle was enlarged by his descendent Patrick Maxwell in the 16th century.

    Patrick was infamous for murdering two of his neighbours and beating his wife of 44 years who bore him 16 children.

    The oldest part of the castle is a tower built soon after 1478, with a gatehouse. The connecting range was added in 1597-1599 by the wicked Patrick Maxwell, in a most elegant style.

    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. Parking is close to the castle. Toilets are on first floor and are not adapted.

    Very occasionally the property has to close at short notice due to adverse weather conditions or other reasons out with our control. Please check the Historic Scotland closures 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.

    4 Castle
    Green Tourism Silver
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2016 Opening Times
    1 Apr 2016 - 30 Sep 2016

    Summer: 1 April - 30 September Daily 9.30am - 5.30pm (last entry 5pm)

    Ticket Information
    Adult £4.50 per ticket
    Child £2.70 per ticket
    Concession £3.60 per ticket

    Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.


    • Self Service
    • Shop


    • Public Toilet Facilities


    • Accessible Parking or Drop Off Point


    • Children Welcome

    Leisure Facilities

    • Gift Shop

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    • Parking provided for visitors
      • Parking on site

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