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Review of Newark Castle

Newark Castle
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

We were heading for Finlaystone Country Estate but missed the entrance then my wife spotted a brown information sign for this place.

It’s situated in a small park on the river and it’s worth climbing the tower for the views of the surrounding hills as well as Cardross Helensburgh and Dumbarton across the river.

There’s also a hall, bed chamber and kitchens to explore. Finally there’s a small gift shop where you buy your £5 entry ticket which was staffed by a very helpful and knowledgeable woman when we visited.

1  Thank Robbo_Ilford
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"nooks and crannies"
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"the river"
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"historic scotland"
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"worth a visit"
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"interesting history"
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"closing time"
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"visited newark"
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"ticket office"
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"a lot of fun"
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"great place to visit"
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"info boards"
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"definitely recommend a visit"
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"original beams"
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Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Beutifull place lost so and plenty rooms to explore. The lady on this desk was very helpful and friendly it has some nice views

1  Thank den310
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Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

This was a great place to stop and explore. My boys enjoyed it thoroughly. The castle is well maintained and it’s just really amazing to get to go through a castle inside and out.
The castle sat on the water and a great green lawn. Truly worth a stop and how ever much time you want to spend there.
The grounds keeper is friendly and helpful.

1  Thank rachael1107
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Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

We visited in early June with a 4yr old and she thoroughly enjoyed herself exploring the different rooms and imagining what life was like when the castle was new. The staff were really polite and gave a great introduction on arrival. We spent a good hour walking around and learnt quite a lot of interesting things. Recommended if in the area / passing

2  Thank Matthew R
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Reviewed 19 October 2017

We visited Newark Castle in October and loved exploring it. The lady I the ticket office was lovely and very helpful.

1  Thank SharonRobertson57
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