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Dumbarton Castle on its fortified rock has for long guarded the Clyde approaches, as well as the routes into the Highlands via the Vale of Leven. The town of Dumbarton is associated with industries such as glassmaking, distilling and shipbuilding. Many great ships were launched here, including the famous clipper 'Cutty Sark'. The famous shipbuilding family of Denny is recalled in the unique Denny Ship Model Experiment Tank. Now part of the Scottish Maritime Museum, this was the first purpose-built experimental tank to be used commercially and was built in 1882-3. For more than 100 years it aided the designs of hulls and propellers. (Visitors note: this isn’t just a bath for boats. It’s 100 metres long – about the length of a football pitch - and makes a fascinating visit.)

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  • Carman Hill House Self Catering Accommodation Self Catering

    Luxury self catering accommodation within Carman Hill House formerly known as the Carman Waterworks.

  • Experience Scotland's Wild

    Small Group, Active Sightseeing Tours in Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. We take you out to explore and experience the beautiful scenery in Scotland's first National Park.So come and join us for some spectacular Sightdoing

  • The Dumbuck House Hotel Hotels

    Just six miles south of Loch Lomond and 20 minutes from the heart of Glasgow, the 18th century family-run Dumbuck House Hotel offers ideal accommodation and delicious homemade meals in a warm and welcoming setting to business and leisure guests alike.
    A popular wedding venue, the Dumbuck's Grand Hall can cater for up to 200 guests and with a smaller function suite and a newly-refurbished Bar & Grill, the hotel is tailor-made for weddings, functions, party nights and family occasions.
    Each of the 20 bedrooms is en-suite, we offer free Wifi and free parking and small, well-behaved dogs are welcome in our Bar area.