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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Newark Castle 7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 12.5℃ to 13.7℃ with wind speed 10.1 m/sec (WSW)
Friday, Sep 29partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 11.2℃ to 11.8℃ with wind speed 6.3 m/sec (SW)
Saturday, Sep 30cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 9.3℃ to 10.8℃ with wind speed 4.7 m/sec (WSW)
Sunday, Oct 01cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 12℃ to 13.9℃ with wind speed 7.2 m/sec (SW)
Monday, Oct 02partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 10.7℃ to 11.4℃ with wind speed 4.1 m/sec (SW)
Tuesday, Oct 03heavyrain
Expect a temp in the range 10℃ to 10.9℃ with wind speed 2 m/sec (NE)
Wednesday, Oct 04partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 8.9℃ to 10.8℃ with wind speed 5.5 m/sec (W)

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

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