Impressively situated on a volcanic rock overlooking the Firth of Clyde, Dumbarton Castle was an important royal refuge in the Middle Ages.
About Dumbarton Castle
Dumbarton was the centre of the ancient kingdom of Strathclyde from the 5th century until 1018.
• 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.
Image Credit: Historic Environment Scotland
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