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Visit Dumbarton Castle car-free

It’s easy to travel car-free, as trains and buses stop just 10-15 minutes away.

There are direct trains to Dumbarton from: Glasgow (25 mins), Edinburgh (110 mins), Livingston (90 mins), Helensburgh (15 mins) and Balloch (10 mins).

There are direct buses to Dumbarton from: Glasgow (60 mins), Helensburgh (25 mins) and Balloch (30 mins).

Check out our recommended route (below) and then use our journey planner (above) for door-to-door train, bus and walking routes.

Enjoy 25% off entry when you arrive car-free by train, bus or bike. 25% off the standard Adult, Child or Concession admission price when you book online with code GOOD25 and show bus/train ticket or bike on arrival.

Choose the cheapest transport ticket for you from Zonecard, or First Greater Glasgow (bus 1 and bus 1B).

For more money-saving tips see our handy guides to trains and buses.

Dumbarton is on the scenic West Highland Line from Glasgow, which has an audio tour. Much further North, it passes the dramatic Glenfinnan Viaduct, which featured in the Harry Potter films. Trains terminate at the ‘island gateway’ ports of Oban and Mallaig.

Aberdour is on National Route 7, which runs along the River Clyde and inland. Plan your cycle route here.

The Antonine Trail goes from Dumbarton East station, past the castle and on to Edinburgh.

Dumbarton Central has a taxi rank. You book ahead direct with TOA or through Uber.

Here’s some information on access to attractions, buses and trains, and here’s some information on accessibility at Dumbarton Castle.

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About Dumbarton Castle

Perched majestically on a volcanic rock overlooking the River Clyde, Dumbarton Castle is a Formidable stronghold with a storied past. Dating back to ancient times, its strategic importance is etched in the towering fortress walls. Visitors can explore the ruins and absorb panoramic views. Unlocking all the tales of sieges, royalty and centuries of history with in its walls.

For any queries about visiting contact Dumbarton Castle on 01389 732 167 or ticketing@hes.scot

Address: Dumbarton Castle Castle Road, Dumbarton, Dunbartonshire, G82 1JJ. Visit Website