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  • Dumbarton Castle
    Dumbarton Castle
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  • Dumbarton Castle
    Dumbarton Castle
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  • Dumbarton Castle  -French Prison
    Dumbarton Castle -French Prison
    by stevezero

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  • Dumbarton castle

    The 3rd and oldest castle in Scotland owned by the crown and i suppose the namesake for the Island "dum" being one version of the gaelic for castle .It crops up in Dundee ,Dumfries , London Dunnotter, Dublin , Potsdam ,Amsterdam and a thousand other placenames across Europe which have long since forgotten their keltic roots. Were the celts not the...

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  • Dumbartons tank

    Every ship that was built on the clyde where the steam engine was invented was built from a model, many of the models are in the Glasgow transport museum and it is fascinating to see Queen ELIZABETHS thrice as long as yourself next to a thousand other models from the now defunct clyde shipyards but many of them were tested here in the Denny tank....

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  • Dumbarton Castle - View From

    From the ramparts of Dumbarton castle you get magnificent views, especially of the Clyde RIver nad the land on the opposite bank.

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  • Dumbarton Castle - Gun Battery

    Dumbarton Castle was always well defended. Several of the gun batteries which protected the castle from attack still remain.

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  • Dumbarton Castle - Fortifiactions

    Looking up from the road below to the fortifications of the castle some 80m above, is an awe inspiring sight.

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  • Dumbarton Castle - The Governers House

    The Governor's House and King George's Battery that dominate the Clyde side of the rock were built in 1735. In 1795 the North Gate facing the town was blocked and replaced by the Duke of York's Battery.

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  • Dumbarton Castle -French Prison

    In the 18th Century the primary function of the castle was to gaurd against invasion form the French off the Clyde. During this time this building was constructed to house any French prisoners of war.

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  • Dumbarton Castle - Gargoyle

    A hideous looking gargoyle looks down from the castle gatehouse, one of the oldest parts of the castle today.

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  • Dumbarton Castle - The Portcullis Arch

    The Portcullis Arch is one of the oldest surviving parts of Dumbarton Castle and dates bak to the 1300's

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