Dumbarton Castle is built on a site that has been significant for over 1,500 years. Strategically placed on an outcrop of volcanic rock, it lies where the rivers Leven and Clyde meet.
Dumbarton Castle is dramatic; the craggy volcanic rock rises above the rivers below. Between the 5th and 11th centuries, the castle was the central hub of the Kingdom of Strathclyde.
Read this comprehensive guide to learn the story of this fortress, where Mary Queen of Scots is thought to have briefly stopped before being transported to France.