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Dumbarton Castle (HES)
Dumbarton Castle (HES)

Dumbarton Castle (HES)

Spectacularly sited on a volcanic rock, the site of the ancient capital of Strathclyde.

Conquer more than 500 steps to stand atop one of Scotland's greatest strongholds. The iconic Rock of the Clyde has heritage as breathtaking as its views over the Clyde, Loch Lomond and Argyll.Dumbarton was a centre of power in what later became the Kingdom of Strathclyde. It was later sacked by Vikings. The castle became a cornerstone of medieval royal power and latterly served as a military base and prison. You can explore its many fortifications with our interactive family trail.

Contact and Information

Castle Road
Dumbarton
G82 1JJ
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1 Apr to 30 Sept:
Daily, 9.30am to 5.30pm
Last entry 4.45pm

1 Oct to 31 Mar:
Daily except Thurs and Fri, 10am to 4pm
Last entry 3.15pm

Facilities

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Toilets Available
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Gift Shop
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Picnic Area

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