Dumbarton Castle

DÙN BREATAINN - Fort of the Britons

Dumbarton Castle

Once the Capital of the Brythonic people of the Strathclyde area Dumbarton Castle has the longest recorded history of any stronghold in Scotland. It sits on a plug of volcanic basalt known as Dumbarton Rock which is 240 feet (73 m) high.

The Viking Siege of 871 saw the Irish-based Viking kings Amlaíb and Ímar attack and capture the Rock of Clyde.

Virtual

Reality

While visiting Dumbarton you can use your phone to look back at what the fortress might have looked like from where you are standing over 1,100 years ago.

Time Travel

By selecting one of the locations from the menu, you can use your mobile device to see what Dumbarton Castle looked like during the Viking attack in AD 871.

Position yourself at one of the locations in the list and then select “LAUNCH VIRTUAL REALITY". Your mobile will then load the view of Dumbarton from where you are standing and you can be free to look around. You can use your fingers to adjust the position of the view to match what you are looking at in real life.

The map shows the location of the virtual reality point

Once you are in position at the information board next to the entrance of Dumbarton Castle, click on the button below to travel back in time and see what they fortress may have looked like over 1,100 years ago.

The map shows the location of the virtual reality point

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The map shows the location of the virtual reality point

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