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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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Reviewed 2 days ago

We enjoyed walking to the top of the castle where the views were lovely. It was also interesting reading the literature on the way up. We felt it was well worth the visit.

Thank Clare B
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Taxidevil
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank Peter E
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Wreckingbaw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 It has historical references dating back to the 5th century as a place of power for the region It has been the seat of power for kings and...More

Thank beachbums_ceo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Karen H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Plenty to see and do. Some fantastic views from the flag pole and other side staff are so friendly make sure you are fit as plenty of steps

Thank den310
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great views from top if you make it up all those stairs ,not suitable for kids under 5 / older generation . Had lovely weather the day we went ,enjoyed the history surrounding the castle ...

Thank 659Kate
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Really good castle, lots to see, well looked after, very friendly staff, answer all question, if you’ve a problem heights maybe not.

Thank Dave602
Reviewed 10 June 2018

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

Thank Brian M
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Response from CAOLILAWELL | Reviewed this property |
Google do not a bad Direction map it's the Dumbarton cut-off from the erskine bridge , about 3miles from bridge , pretty easy
1 September 2016|
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Response from Veronica T | Reviewed this property |
The booklet says 557 some of them quite steep & narrow 1 person wide
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Response from Catherine M | Reviewed this property |
No but there is a prison