Newark Castle

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.

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7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 12.8℃ to 13.4℃ with wind speed 3.1 m/sec (W)
Monday, Aug 08
Expect a temp in the range 12.6℃ to 12.9℃ with wind speed 2.7 m/sec (WSW)
Tuesday, Aug 09
Expect a temp in the range 13.7℃ to 14.8℃ with wind speed 1.3 m/sec (SW)
Wednesday, Aug 10
Expect a temp in the range 12.5℃ to 13.3℃ with wind speed 1.5 m/sec (SW)
Thursday, Aug 11
Expect a temp in the range 10.3℃ to 13.7℃ with wind speed 0.6 m/sec (W)
Friday, Aug 12
Expect a temp in the range 12.2℃ to 16.3℃ with wind speed 1.4 m/sec (W)
Saturday, Aug 13
Expect a temp in the range 13.4℃ to 15℃ with wind speed 3.2 m/sec (ENE)

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

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