Newark Castle, Maybole (also known as New_Wark)4033

Alloway, Scotland

Brief Description

Newark Castle is perched on a hillside just south of Ayr with forested slopes behind it, first planted between 1775 and 1860.

History

Although there was some enclosure by the late-17th century, it seems that the designed landscape at Newark Castle was largely developed during the 18th and 19th centuries. It is possible that there was a formal landscape including an avenue and vistas. By the mid-19th century the remodelled castle stood in a treed park with woodland behind it and a drive approaching from the east.

Features
  • Castle (featured building)
  • Description: The oldest parts of the castle date back at least to the 16th century.
Authorities

Electoral Ward

  • Coylton and Minishant
History

Period

  • Late 18th Century
Contact

Telephone

0131 668 8600

Official Website

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