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Dumbarton Castle

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Conquer more than 500 steps to stand atop one of Scotland’s greatest strongholds - Dumbarton Castle.

The iconic Rock of the Clyde has heritage as breath-taking as its views over the Clyde, Loch Lomond and Argyll.

Dumbarton was a centre of power in what later became the Kingdom of Strathclyde. It was later sacked by Vikings. The castle 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.

Opening hours:

  • Summer: 26 March - 30 September 2018, Daily, 9.30am – 5.30pm, last entry 4.45pm
  • Winter: 1 October 2018- 31 March 2019, Saturday–Wednesday 10am – 4pm, last entry 3.15pm

Closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day (25 & 26 December) and 1 & 2 January.

Prices: Adult £5 Child £3 Concession £4. (Admission prices are subject to change).

 

Facilities: Toilets, self service tea and coffee, shop and children's quiz available. 

Last ticket sold 45 minutes before closing.

*There are 547 steps throughout the castle making the property unsuitable for visitors using wheelchairs or with limited mobility.

Very occasionally a property has to close at short notice due to adverse weather conditions or other reasons outwith our control. Please check our closure page for any unexpected site closures www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/hsclosure. You can also follow closure tweets from @welovehistory using #hsclosure. Alternatively please call the site before setting off to check they are open.

Extra Information

Prices: Adult £5 Child £3 Concession £4. (Admission prices are subject to change). 

Last ticket sold 45 minutes before closing.

There are 547 steps throughout the castle making the property unsuitable for visitors using wheelchairs or with limited mobility.

 

Contact & Booking

Dumbarton Castle
Castle Road
Dumbarton
G821JJ

T:0131 668 8732
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