Dumbarton Castle has reopened its doors to visitors following a six-month closure.
The landmark site was opened by Historic Environment Scotland last week with a number of new safety and hygiene measures in place.
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Tickets must be booked in advance, while on-site cash payments are no longer being accepted for the foreseeable future, with visitors being asked to use contactless payment where possible.
Capacity will be reduced on site, one-way systems will be in place, and access to small, enclosed spaces where physical distancing is not possible will be restricted. Visitors will also be required to wear face coverings when entering the retail shops and other interior spaces in line with Scottish Government guidance.
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An imposing stronghold that stood at the heart of an ancient kingdom covering the area now known as Strathclyde, the castle is set high upon a volcanic rock in the Firth of Clyde.
It has enjoyed a colourful history since Alexander II of Scotland built the medieval castle around 1220 as a defence against the threat from Norway, whose kings ruled the Hebrides and the islands in the Clyde.
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Once a royal refuge, the castle’s impressive White Tower Crag affords visitors stunning views across the region – sometimes as far as the peak of Ben Lomond.
For more information and to pre-book, visit www.historicreopening.scot
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