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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
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It was a glorious sunny day when we visited, I am not sure if you would want to visit in when it is raining as it is mostly outdoors. There is a lot of work repair work going on and scaffolding about but this will...More
Interesting castle effectively made up from a collection of stone buildings with battlements laid out over two steep hills.
Makes for some dramatic views and great photos of Costa Del Clyde on a beautiful day.
Over 500 steps so keeps you fit! Worth visit as...More
Am quite a newcomer to the historic lark but this was enjoyable, plenty of stuff to see and read about and let the imagination run wild with how it used to be and of course the amazing climb to the top, yes, you can make...More
A Historic Scotland site. For history seekers there is no better place to start than this castle. It has historical references dating back to the 5th century as a place of power for the region It has been the seat of power for kings and...More
The views and layout of this castle built into the rock are fantastic. I love Scotland where you are allowed to climb steep stairs and be near the edges of drops.
The #1 walk that traverses the volcanic core out to the West is breathtaking....More
We took time out on a journey to the Outer Hebrides so as to visit the castle and we were not disappointed. An interesting castle with very good views if you can manage the 550 steps to the top. Even if you don't make the...More