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Dumbarton Castle


Dumbarton was the centre of the ancient kingdom of Strathclyde from the 5th century until 1018.

Dumbarton Castle

Dumbarton was the centre of the ancient kingdom of Strathclyde from the 5th century until 1018.

Impressively situated on a volcanic rock overlooking the Firth of Clyde, it was an important royal refuge.

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.

Relevant Links

Clyde Waterfront Heritage

PDF icon Geological Features of Dumbarton Rock - A Geological Trail [pdf, 3mb]
PDF icon Historic Scotland Dumbarton Rock Statement, April 2013 [pdf, 16kb]

Green Tourism Award - Gold

Location

Region – Glasgow, Clyde and Ayrshire
Postcode: G82 1JJ

Opening arrangements

Summer
1 April - 30 September, Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun, 9.30am to 5.30pm (last entry 5pm)

Winter
1 October - 31 March, Mon Tue Wed Sat Sun, 10am to 4pm (last entry 3.30pm)

Admission prices

All year
Adult £4.50, Child £2.70, Concession £3.60

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31 August 2015

Weaving the Unicorn exhibition

Stirling Castle

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Waterloo Colours

Edinburgh Castle

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The Other Mary Exhibition

Stirling Castle

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And Yet it Stands

Stirling Castle

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Jack Vettriano Exhibition

Duff House

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Wandering Home - an exhibition by Thomas Joshua Cooper

Glasgow Cathedral

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The Other Mary

Edinburgh Castle

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