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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: 1 April - 30 September: 7 days: 9.30 am – 5.30 pm
Winter: 1 October – 31 March: Saturday – Wednesday 9.30 am – 4.30 pm.

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

Prices: Adult £4.50, Child £2.70, Concession £3.60. (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.

The Rock of Ages

Sat 13th & Sun 14th June

12-4pm         

Brand new for 2015! Come along to explore over 1,000 years of history from the Vikings to WWII.  Witness the castle’s colourful past being brought to life with the crack of musketry and the clash of weaponry. Learn about the tumultuous sieges that took place at one of Scotland’s greatest strongholds. 

  • Adult £9
  • Concession £7
  • Child £5
  • Family ticket available
  • Guaranteed Entry for Historic Scotland Members  

Book online in advance for 10% discount at  www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/rock

*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.

Contact & Booking

Dumbarton Castle
Castle Road
Dumbarton
G821JJ

T: 0131 668 8732
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