Dumbarton Castle

Castles

Castle Road, Dumbarton, Dunbartonshire, G82 1JJ

    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 has heritage as breathtaking as its views over the Clyde, Loch Lomond and Argyll.
     

    Admire great examples of 18th century Georgian military architecture and stunning views from the Tower Crag.

    Throughout Dumbarton Castle’s long history it has been a royal residence and a fortress, and has many fascinating connections from the Vikings to the Scottish Wars of Independence. Mary Queen of Scots sailed to France from here as a child in 1548.

    Dumbarton Castle was the centre of the ancient Kingdom of Strathclyde, supposedly visited by Merlin. It was later sacked by Vikings. It 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.

    The property is not suitable for visitors using wheelchairs or with limited mobility. 

    Gradings
    4 Castle
    Awards
    Green Tourism Gold
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2014 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2014 - 31 Dec 2014

    Open all year. Nov-Mar: closed Thursday and Friday

    Ticket Information
    Ticket Type
    Ticket Tariff
    Adult £4.50 per ticket
    Child £2.70 per ticket
    Concessions £3.60 per ticket

    Last ticket sold 45 minutes before closing.

    Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

    Catering

    • Tea & Coffee Available
    • Self Service

    Domestic

    • Toilets

    Leisure Facilities

    • Gift Shop

    Transport

    • Parking
    • Cycle Rack

    Children

    • Children Welcome

    Facilities

    • ASVA Member

    Payment Methods

    • Electron
    • Debit Card
    • Switch Card
    • Maestro Card
    • Solo Card
    • Cash
    • Mastercard
    • VISA Card

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