Dumbarton Rock

Dumbarton Rock is an ancient volcanic plug fitted with a castle in the Firth of Clyde near Glasgow. It’s seen it all – dark age Celtic warlords, a Viking siege in 871, the betrayal of William Wallace by its governor in 1305, and a young Mary, Queen of Scots’ departure to France in 1548. It was once the capital of the mighty kingdom of Strathclyde, and from the standpoint of historical significance it easily ranks amongst the top tier of major castles such as Edinburgh, Stirling, and Dunnottar.