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Dumbarton

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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  • Dumbarton Castle

    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...

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  • Overtoun Estate

    This beautiful estate lies approximately 2 miles east of Dumbarton at the foot of the Kilpatrick Hills. Its many attractions include historic gardens, wooded glens and gorges. Guided walks during summ...

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  • The Denny Ship Model Experiment Tank

    The Denny Ship Model Experiment Tank was the world’s first commercial example of a test tank and was the starting point for many of William Denny & Brothers great innovations. Today the Denn...

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  • Arnold Clark Car & Van Rental

    Arnold Clark Car & Van Rental is the largest Scottish rental company, with over 30 branches nationwide and coverage of all major Scottish towns, cities and Airports. Benefits of car & van rent...

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  • The Lomond Angler

    Fancy a day out fishing on Loch Lomond?  Whether a beginner or seasoned angler, you'll find the exerience very enjoyable!  I provide guided fishing trips in and around Loch Lomond with/or wi...

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