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Dumbarton Castle

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Historical place
Location type: Historical place
Location address: United Kingdom, West Dunbartonshire
Number of texts: 2
3 stars
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Dumbarton Castle (Scottish Gaelic: Dùn Breatainn, pronounced [d̪̊unˈb̊ɾʲɛhd̪̊ɪɲ]) has the longest recorded history of any stronghold in Great Britain. It overlooks the Scottish town of Dumbarton, and sits on a plug of volcanic basalt known as Dumbarton Rock which is 240 feet (73 m) high.

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Dumbarton Castle served as a wartime prison, a royal shelter and a defence against both foreign and local threats.

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