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Overview

Visit a stronghold that stood at the heart of an ancient kingdom covering the area now known as Strathclyde. Set high upon a volcanic rock in the Firth of Clyde, the castle was a royal refuge.

What to see and do

  • Climb the White Tower Crag for stunning views – sometimes as far as the peak of Ben Lomond
  • Take in the artillery fortifications to see fine examples of early 18th-century military architecture
  • Enter the Governor’s House, a fine Georgian residence and home to some interesting artefacts found at the castle
  • Take our fun fact-finding quiz while exploring the castle. Available on site
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The castle is in a Level 4 COVID protection area and is closed.

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