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Dumbarton Castle

The castle is now open and we are delighted to welcome you back.

Aerial view of Dumbarton Castle and the River ClydeDumbarton CastleView from the White Tower Crag at Dumbarton CastleDuke of Argyll's Battery, Dumbarton Castle

The castle is now open and we are delighted to welcome you back.

We have introduced limits on visitor numbers to help keep everyone safe. Visits are by tour only, please arrive 5 minutes ahead of the start of your tour.

Booking in advance is recommended to guarantee entry. If you are a Member your ticket will be free, but to guarantee entry please book in advance.

Before booking please visit the Scottish Government travel guidance for any current restrictions in place.

Visit a stronghold that stood at the heart of an ancient kingdom covering the area now known as Strathclyde.

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:
1 Oct to 31 Mar:
Daily except Thur & Fri, 10am to 4pm

Adult £6
Child £3.60
Concession £4.80
Family (1 adult, 2 children) £12.00
Family (2 adults, 2 children) £17.00
Family (2 adults, 3 children) £20.50

From 30 June to 17 August 2021, tickets to our sites are free for all children under 16 as part of the Get Into Summer campaign. Please note that all children must be accompanied by an adult.

(Admission prices are subject to change)

*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 You can also follow closure tweets from @welovehistory using #hsclosure. Alternatively please call the site before setting off to check they are open.

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Address: Castle Road, Dumbarton G82 1JJ
Tel: 01389 732167

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