Listing Region: Clyde & Ayr

Dumbarton Castle

An ancient and important site on the River Clyde. The base of the rock is protected by eighteenth century walls and batteries and housed a government garrison. After the '45 Jacobite prisoners were kept here including the notable James Campbell of Auchinbreck (one of the 'Seven Men of Moidart') and Aeneas MacDonald. Now in the care of Historic Environment Scotland.


Opening hours (please check). Admission charge (free to HS members).



telephone: 01389 733 438

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