Newark Castle

Newark Castle
Newark Castle Photo - Dave souza - Wikipedia - lic. under CC BY-SA 2.5

Castle Facts:

Location: Port Glasgow, Inverclyde, Scotland.
Built: 1478.
Condition: Intact.
Ownership / Access: Historic Scotland.
Opening times: Check their website for more info.
Price of admission: Check their website for more info.
Notes: Newark Castle is a well-preserved castle sited on the south shore of the estuary of the River Clyde in Port Glasgow, Inverclyde, Scotland, where the firth gradually narrows from the Firth of Clyde and navigation upriver is made difficult by shifting sandbanks. For centuries this location was used to offload seagoing ships, and led to the growth of Port Glasgow close to the castle on either side and to the south. When dredging techniques made the Clyde navigable as far as Glasgow the port became a shipbuilding centre, and the castle was surrounded by shipyards. Ferguson Shipbuilders, the last shipyard on the lower Clyde, stands close to the west of the castle, but the shipyards to the east were removed around the 1980s and new landscaped areas formed to the east of Newark Castle, opening up scenic views of the castle and across the Clyde from a new bypass road.

How To Get To Newark Castle (Map):

Newark Castle Links:

Newark Castle On Wikipedia
Newark Castle, Port Glasgow � site information from Historic Scotland
Places to Visit - Newark Castle, Port Glasgow

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