Dumbarton is on the River Clyde to west of Glasgow and is where you will find the iconic Dumbarton Castle.

Founded in the fifth century, Dumbarton was once the ancient capital of the Kingdom of Strathclyde. The town’s strategic significance was due to the volcanic rock, inaccessible on all sides, which is now home to Dumbarton Castle. This dramatic volcanic plug, Dumbarton Rock, was active 350 million years ago.

One of the town’s most popular visitor attractions is the fascinating Denny Tank Museum. The displays hark back to the glorious days of Clyde shipbuilding, offering a unique opportunity to step back in time to the days of the Victorian ship design, with displays of hull models and the working ship model testing tank.

Journey planners

Search for National Cycle Network routes on the Sustrans website.

Plan your journey by public transport using Traveline Scotland.

Dumbarton Central is the nearest train station to the Town Centre, whilst Dumbarton East (also good for Dumbarton Castle and Dumbarton Football Club) and Dalreoch (good for the wonderful Victorian Levengrove Park) are within walking distance.

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This website will be constantly updated and we are working with the local community and businesses the to provide you with the most comprehensive information for you to enjoy your time in Dumbarton and the surrounding area.