Alexandria is a former industrial town just south of Loch Lomond and north of Dumbarton.
Alexandria sits on the River Leven just south of Loch Lomond and 3 miles (5 km) from Dumbarton on the Firth of Clyde. Having developed from a single grocers shop in the early 18th century, the town grew into a substantial industrial town in the 19th century until it joined up with neighbouring Jamestown and Balloch.
As well as textiles and printing, Alexandria’s prosperity was based on the motor industry with the Argyll Motor Works having the largest car production plant in Europe between 1905 and 1913 in the town. During the Second World War, it produced torpedoes and now houses a motor museum.
1.5 miles to the north you will find Loch Lomond Shores with an array of shops, eateries and activities. 4 miles to the south you will find Dumbarton where you can explore the impressive Dumbarton Castle, or head to Dalmuir and take a tour at Auchentoshan Distillery.
With rail links to Glasgow, the town is now a base for commuters and industry has been replaced by whisky distilling.
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