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Access

Parking

There is a large, level tarmac car park.

Approach to site

The site entrance is 42m from the car park along a level gravel drive and stone paved path.

Visitor centre

Both visitor centre and shop have step free access.

Monument

The ground floor of the castle has level access.

On the ground floor are the:

  • kitchen
  • wine cellar
  • bakehouse

The first and second levels include the:

  • great hall
  • gatehouse
  • gallery

Upper levels of the castle are reached by a stone staircase with a handrail. Steps may be uneven.

In the keep, a spiral staircase of 63 steps leads to the wallhead.

Light levels are low in many areas.

Toilets

Nearest adapted toilet is about 2 miles away at:

Premier Inn Greenock
James Watt Way
Greenock
PA15 2AJ

Dogs

Assistance dogs are permitted at all our sites and within roofed areas.  

Visitors' dogs are allowed at Newark Castle, but are not permitted in roofed areas. 

Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times and not left unattended at any time. Owners must pick up after their dogs.

Access Guide

For information on accessibility at more than 80 of our sites download our Access Guide

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Opening times

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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