Dumbarton Castle, Glasgow Photos

Dumbarton Castle on the Rock of the Clyde (Alt Clut) controls access to River Clyde and therefore was an important defensive point, fort and prison since ancient times. The entrance building of note is the Governor's House (1735) built for John, 8th Earl of Cassilis. This museum site is run by Historic Scotland (HES).

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Dumbarton Castle on Rock of the Clyde which controls access to River Clyde. Glasgow, Scotland.Governor's House built for John, 8th Earl of Cassilis on top of parapet at Dumbarton Castle. Glasgow, Scotland.Ground level fortification & Governor's House at Dumbarton Castle. Glasgow, Scotland.Walls defending British Dumbarton Castle on Rock of the Clyde. Glasgow, Scotland.
Dumbarton Castle on Rock of the Clyde (Alt Clut) which controls access to River Clyde. Glasgow, Scotland.Governor's House (1735) built for John, 8th Earl of Cassilis on top of parapet at Dumbarton Castle. Glasgow, Scotland.Ground level fortification & Governor's House at Dumbarton Castle. Glasgow, Scotland.Walls defending British Dumbarton Castle on Rock of the Clyde (Alt Clut). Glasgow, Scotland.
Steps ascending to Guardhouse at Dumbarton Castle. Glasgow, Scotland.Coal grate in Guardhouse once used as prison at Dumbarton Castle. Glasgow, Scotland.Steps from Guardhouse to Portcullis Arch at Dumbarton Castle. Glasgow, Scotland.Portcullis Arch at Dumbarton Castle. Glasgow, Scotland.
Steps ascending to Guardhouse (rebuilt 16th C) at Dumbarton Castle. Glasgow, Scotland.Coal grate in Guardhouse once used as prison at Dumbarton Castle. Glasgow, Scotland.Steps from Guardhouse to Portcullis Arch (14th C) at Dumbarton Castle. Glasgow, Scotland.Portcullis Arch (14th C) at Dumbarton Castle. Glasgow, Scotland.
View from higher levels of Dumbarton Castle. Glasgow, Scotland.French Prison used to hold Napoleonic wars prisoners at Dumbarton Castle. Glasgow, Scotland.Facade of French Prison at Dumbarton Castle. Glasgow, Scotland.Duke of York's Battery at Dumbarton Castle. Glasgow, Scotland.
View from higher levels of Dumbarton Castle. Glasgow, Scotland.French Prison (1790) used to hold Napoleonic wars prisoners at Dumbarton Castle. Glasgow, Scotland.Facade of French Prison (1790) at Dumbarton Castle. Glasgow, Scotland.Duke of York's Battery at Dumbarton Castle. Glasgow, Scotland.
Battery walls & French Prison at Dumbarton Castle. Glasgow, Scotland.French Prison & volcanic terrain at Dumbarton Castle. Glasgow, Scotland.Dumbarton Castle overlooking Leven River which flows into Clyde. Glasgow, Scotland.Gun position overlooking surrounding towns at Dumbarton Castle. Glasgow, Scotland.
Battery walls & French Prison at Dumbarton Castle. Glasgow, Scotland.French Prison & volcanic terrain at Dumbarton Castle. Glasgow, Scotland.Dumbarton Castle overlooking Leven River which flows into Clyde. Glasgow, Scotland.Gun position overlooking surrounding towns at Dumbarton Castle. Glasgow, Scotland.
Powder Magazine contained no iron to prevent sparks at Dumbarton Castle. Glasgow, Scotland.Powder Magazine interior held 150 barrels of gunpowder at Dumbarton Castle. Glasgow, Scotland.Dumbarton Castle overlooking Leven River which flows into Clyde. Glasgow, Scotland.Town of Dumbarton from Dumbarton Castle. Glasgow, Scotland.
Powder Magazine (1748) contained no iron to prevent sparks at Dumbarton Castle. Glasgow, Scotland.Powder Magazine (1748) interior held 150 barrels of gunpowder at Dumbarton Castle. Glasgow, Scotland.Dumbarton Castle overlooking Leven River which flows into Clyde. Glasgow, Scotland.Town of Dumbarton from Dumbarton Castle. Glasgow, Scotland.
Ben Lomond & mountain range from Dumbarton Castle. Glasgow, Scotland.River Clyde looking east from Dumbarton Castle. Glasgow, Scotland.River Clyde looking west from Dumbarton Castle. Glasgow, Scotland.River Clyde looking west from Dumbarton Castle. Glasgow, Scotland.
Ben Lomond & mountain range from Dumbarton Castle. Glasgow, Scotland.River Clyde looking east from Dumbarton Castle. Glasgow, Scotland.River Clyde looking west from Dumbarton Castle. Glasgow, Scotland.River Clyde looking west from Dumbarton Castle. Glasgow, Scotland.
Swan at Dumbarton Castle. Glasgow, Scotland.Carved rock slabs at Dumbarton Castle. Glasgow, Scotland.Grave-slab fragment with interlaced pattern at Dumbarton Castle. Glasgow, Scotland.Base for cross carved with scissors or shears at Dumbarton Castle. Glasgow, Scotland.
Swan at Dumbarton Castle. Glasgow, Scotland.Carved rock slabs at Dumbarton Castle. Glasgow, Scotland.Grave-slab fragment (900s) with interlaced pattern at Dumbarton Castle. Glasgow, Scotland.Base for cross carved (1200s) with scissors or shears at Dumbarton Castle. Glasgow, Scotland.
Stone slab carved by prisoner held for Jacobite sympathies at Dumbarton Castle. Glasgow, Scotland.


Stone slab (1704) carved by prisoner held for Jacobite sympathies at Dumbarton Castle. Glasgow, Scotland.



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