Newark Castle Trip

Newark Castle Trip

Dumfries and Galloway Event

Venue: meet at Newark Castle, nr. Maybole, Ayrshire
Time: 2pm
Cost: £20 (members to provide own transport)

Visit to Newark Castle, near Maybole, Ayrshire with tea at Glenapp Castle near Ballantrae. Members to make their own way to the sites meeting at Newark Castle.

Newark Castle was a tower house which has been extended considerably since it was built in the 15th/16th centuries. The most recent additions by David Cousins c.1850 and James Miller 1907-08 transformed it into the popular Baronial style. It is described by Historic Environment Scotland as ‘a fine example of the development of a Scottish Castle over several centuries’.

Glenapp Castle is another Baronial Castle designed by David Bryce in 1870 for its owner James Hunter. It is now open to the public as a luxury hotel and restaurant.