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Newark Castle

Listed under Castles & Palaces in Scotland, United Kingdom.

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There are several castles in Scotland called Newark, all of them spectacular and interesting. This one belonged to the Maxwells and lies on the south side of the Clyde estuary. It consists of a large mansion of the 1590s added to the north side of a late 15th century court of which all that now remain are a gatehouse on the west and a small tower house on the east. The building retains its roofs and floors but there are no furnishings. Of an outer court there remains a circular turret which served as a dovecot.

Written by  Mike Salter.

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