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Local Attractions

We provide a valuable meet and greet service for passengers, imparting information on local events and places to visit and offering complimentary tours for passengers interested in spending their day in the local area.

Ann Macleod, Inverclyde Tourist Group
www.inverclydetouristgroup.co.uk

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Greenock, the ‘sunny place’ on the Port’s doorstep

Newark Castle

Newark Castle is a 15th century castle in the heart of Port Glasgow, on the shores of the River Clyde.

It was built by George Maxwell who had inherited the Barony of Finlaystone in the Parish of Kilmacolm. Sir Patrick Maxwell inherited the castle in the late 16th century; Sir Patrick expanded the castle to include a new three storey Renaissance mansion in the Scottish baronial style. The exterior of the castle has fine Jacobean details. The North East Tower was also converted into a dovecot (pronounced "doocot"), for housing doves or pigeons.

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