Dumbarton Castle

Location type

Name and dates

Dumbarton Castle

Opened on the Tourist - Castles and big houses.


A very old defensive location, with use of the site dating back to the Iron Age. Much of what is seen today dates from much more recent times. The castle stands on a basalt plug, a high outcrop of sheer rock, visible for many miles around. It has a good overview of the surrounding land and River Clyde and the confluence of the Clyde and Leven rivers.

Dumbarton East is closer to Dumbarton Castle than Dumbarton Central is.



External links

Canmore site record
NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67