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Dumbarton Castle is located in the ancient capital of Scotland and is spectacularly sited on a volcanic rock overlooking the River Clyde. Conquer more than 500 steps to stand atop one of Scotland’s greatest strongholds. The iconic Rock of the Clyde...more
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Castle Road, Dumbarton, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park G82 1JJ, Scotland
All reviews worth the climb mary queen of scots scottish history well worth the effort french prison walk up top of the rock historic scotland stunning views william wallace lots of history volcanic plug take your time information boards rock of ages interesting place ben lomond
Dumbarton Castle is not what you would expect if you were traveling around Scotland visiting Castles.
Saying that it is worth the visit and all the stairs to get to the top. There is not a great deal of indoor areas but on a clear...More
Went to the castle for a day out. We took a picnic with us as it was a lovely day. The castle was reasonably priced and has a shop with a fantastic selection of souvenirs to buy. They had souvenirs of all prices to suit...More
The castle itself is really small and not much to see there, but a walk around is amazing. You can go around the rock, you can go narrow stairs up to the rock and see the whole Dumbarton and river Clyde yourself. Also, it is...More
Absolutely love this castle it’s a hidden gem and always stop by whenever in the area heading north, it has soooo much history as does the town of Dumbarton, loving the regen going on in the town and can see a tourism boom coming!
Soaked in history and incredibly dramatic, this isn’t your usual Castle.
The reward for the 500 step climb to the top is one of mixed emotions.
On one side - the magnificent view of Clyde, where you can lose yourself in your imagination. Oh what...More
Very interesting place, not really a castle but a fortified rocky protrusion, well suited to a GOT set I thought. Need to be able to climb a lot of stairs. Great views and fascinating history. Unlike a castle there are very few internal parts, it...More
Well worth visiting this fortress/castle just for the view from Glasgow to Greenock and to Ben Lomond.
Also two millenia of Scottish history flowed through this nearly-impregnable site. The early kingdom of Strathclyde, Robert the Bruce, William Wallace, Mary Queen of Scots, Napoleon (almost) and...More
This volcanic rock is a real landmark on the Clyde estuary. It looks splendid from the river but is well worth the 557 step hike up to the very top. The reward is a 360degree panorama, looking towards Glasgow, then downriver and up towards Ben...More
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This is a historic Scotland sight as far as I know there is no exchange between the different historical caretakers. If you do have a voucher for Historic Scotland I do not believe it can be exchanged here. To the best of my... More
This is a historic Scotland sight as far as I know there is no exchange between the different historical caretakers. If you do have a voucher for Historic Scotland I do not believe it can be exchanged here. To the best of my knowledge it can only be exchanged at a couple of the major sites such as Edinburgh or Stirling. If you send an e-mail to historic Scotland they are very good at replying.