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Opening times

The Great Hall is closed until further notice for maintenance works.

1 Apr to 30 Sept:
Daily, 9.30am to 5.30pm
Last entry 5pm

1 Oct to 31 Mar:




Explore a rediscovered treasure. Great shipyards for a long time eclipsed this castle and its stunning Renaissance details. Contrast its beauty with the notoriety of its most famous noble resident.

What to see and do

  • Spot the exquisite Jacobean details on the exterior that make Newark one of the finest buildings of its time
  • Go ‘below stairs’ for a wonderful glimpse into the working lives of the castle’s servants
  • Peek inside the little bedchamber to see the charming, late 16th-century bed-press, wall panelling and painted ceiling
  • Soak up stunning views over the Firth of Clyde from the castle
  • Take our fun fact-finding quiz while exploring the castle. Available on site
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