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Short coastal walk to ruined castle

A short walk along the coast leads to the ruined castle. It's not really worth a visit unless you... read more

Reviewed 4 June 2018
Ian G
Harpenden, United Kingdom
Short Hike

These ruins are an easy half mile hike west of town. Great views. No signage or history. Would... read more

Reviewed 9 May 2018
Hamilton, Ontario
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Reviewed 4 June 2018

A short walk along the coast leads to the ruined castle. It's not really worth a visit unless you happen to be walking along the coast path anyway but it does make a nice destination for a short 20 minute walk from the church.

Thank Ian G
Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

These ruins are an easy half mile hike west of town. Great views. No signage or history. Would be interested in more information.

Thank cflaherty
Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

We headed out to the castle from St Monans Kirk but were really disappointed. It’s a fabulous setting, but there’s no information at all. I read something in our holiday home about it being the childhood home of Alexander III? Would that not merit a...More

Thank tborder2014
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

Kids loved exploring the Castle. It is a ruin and it looks like some parts could fall down at any minute so not sure how safe it is.

Thank bairnsaway
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

A lovely walk with scenic views, to see a falling down 13th century castle that's Newark castle for you.

Thank Michael O
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

Walk along the Fife Coastal path from St Monan's and stumble upon the ruins of Newark Castle. You can go right up to it and have a good look and can even go inside one of the corridors to have a little nosey. The views...More

1  Thank cm2333
Reviewed 9 June 2017

How wonderful to wake up in the morning, open the curtains to a spectacular view of the castle, fields, the sea and Edinburgh across the water.

Thank Mary0875
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Standing quite close to St Monans this castle is in a slightly better condition than the neighbouring castle at Ardross. You are able to walk inside the ground floor . The Castle has no signs depicting the history or the original design ,this would be...More

Thank craigluscar
Reviewed 9 January 2017

Had a walk along the coastal path whilst in the St Monans area today to have a look at Newark Castle, or rather what's left of it. The easiest and shortest route to get to it is via the coastal path at the end of...More

1  Thank thetravellingmanUk
Reviewed 3 October 2016

On approaching the castle, I was quite anxious that it wouldn't live up to my expectations. But now I can safely say it surpassed everything I could have ever wanted. The castle faces onto the sea, providing beautiful views of the coast. There were authentic...More

Thank reae232
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