Newark Castle

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Newark Castle is a well-preserved castle on the south shore of the estuary of the River Clyde. This is a strategic location where the firth gradually narrows and for centuries this location has been used as a port.

Newark Castle was built in 1478 by George Maxwell with the original castle having a tower house within a walled enclosure. All that remains of the outer defensive wall is from one of the original corner towers. In 1597 Sir Patrick Maxwell, a powerful friend of King James VI of Scotland, expanded the building, constructing a new north range replacing the earlier hall in the form of a three storey Renaissance mansion.

The castle is open to the public and managed by Historic Scotland.


Newark Castle 7 day weather forecast, weather in Greenock, Inverclyde

Expect a temp in the range 1.2℃ to 2.8℃ with wind speed 2.8 m/sec (NW)
Thursday, Dec 09
Expect a temp in the range 2℃ to 3.7℃ with wind speed 1.8 m/sec (W)
Friday, Dec 10
Expect a temp in the range 1.8℃ to 2.7℃ with wind speed 5.1 m/sec (W)
Saturday, Dec 11
Expect a temp in the range 2.1℃ to 4.6℃ with wind speed 2.1 m/sec (WSW)
Sunday, Dec 12
Expect a temp in the range 6.2℃ to 7.8℃ with wind speed 4.7 m/sec (WSW)
Monday, Dec 13
Expect a temp in the range 6.2℃ to 7.2℃ with wind speed 6.8 m/sec (WSW)
Tuesday, Dec 14
Expect a temp in the range 3.7℃ to 4℃ with wind speed 3 m/sec (SW)

Greenock weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

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