Historic Scotland
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Opening times

1 April to 30 September:
Monday to Sunday, 9.30am to 5.30pm

1 to 31 October:
Monday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm

1 November to 31 March:

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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

Please note that the Towerhouse apartments are currently closed to visitors. The cellar and roof remain open.

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