Dumbarton Castle

Impressively situated on a volcanic rock overlooking the Firth of Clyde, Dumbarton Castle was an important royal refuge in the Middle Ages.

Dumbarton Castle

About Dumbarton Castle

Dumbarton Castle , Dumbarton G82 1JJ
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Dumbarton was the centre of the ancient kingdom of Strathclyde from the 5th century until 1018.

Highlights
• The stunning views – from the White Tower Crag, one can see for miles, including the peak of Ben Lomond.
• The artillery fortifications – fine examples of early 18th-century Georgian military architecture.
• The governor’s house – a fine Georgian residence, housing some interesting artefacts found at the castle.

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