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Overview

Explore a rediscovered treasure. Great shipyards for a long time eclipsed this castle and its stunning Renaissance details. Contrast its beauty with the notoriety of its most famous noble resident.

What to see and do

  • Spot the exquisite Jacobean details on the exterior that make Newark one of the finest buildings of its time
  • Go ‘below stairs’ for a wonderful glimpse into the working lives of the castle’s servants
  • Peek inside the little bedchamber to see the charming, late 16th-century bed-press, wall panelling and painted ceiling
  • Soak up stunning views over the Firth of Clyde from the castle
  • Take our fun fact-finding quiz while exploring the castle. Available on site
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This site is closed until Spring 2021. We’re working hard to gradually reopen the places you love while making sure the experience is safe for everyone.

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