Dumbarton Castle

One of the oldest castles in Scotland, this historic stronghold sits upon a volcanic plug in the Firth of Clyde and was at the heart of the ancient kingdom of Strathclyde.

The castle is steeped in history with notable past residents including the infant Mary Queen of Scots who stayed there for several months before fleeing to France in 1548.

Examples of 18th century military artillery batteries can be seen in the castle and, from the top, a spectacular panoramic view of the River Clyde and the mountains including the famous Ben Lomond.

Castle Road
Dumbarton G82 1JJ Scotland GB
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