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Dumbarton Castle

Situated in the heart of Dumbarton, West Dunbartonshire, Dumbarton Castle stands on a basalt rock prominence on the north bank of the River Clyde. The castle was built on the site of an ancient Roman fort and was the ancient capital of Strathclyde. It was also a royal seat, briefly being the home of Mary, Queen of Scots before she departed to France at the age of 5. From the 17th Century it was used as a garrison and fortress. The castle is now in the care of Historic Environment Scotland. It served as a location in the film Gregory's Two Girls (1999) and as the headquarters of a German spy ring in the BBC production of The 39 Steps (2008).


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