A Trip to Dunbartonshire
Also referred to as the County of Dumbarton, Dunbartonshire is one of Scotland’s registration counties. The county has faced conflicts in spelling all throughout its history that whatever it’s called, the locals have no problem understanding what place a confused tourist means. In this article, the county shall be simply called Dumbarton, its main town.
The many counties of United Kingdom are especially wonderful tourist destinations that you can go to for pure relaxation and a taste of the simple life. Most areas provide idyllic settings that soothe the soul and pacify the mind. There are a hundred things to do, from touring museums to trying out local cuisines, that you’re sure to have a memorable experience.
Dumbarton is one such beautiful county that can give you the lovely vacation you need.
When traveling, it’s best to know the history or at least a few trivia about the place you’re visiting before proceeding to enjoy the modern spots. One of the first things you should see when you’re in Dumbarton is the Dumbarton Castle, which has been in use for over 1,500 years. Throughout its long history, the castle has seen British settlements, Viking raids, and plenty of military skirmishes. The last attack it has endured was during World War II, when German bombs were deployed via aircrafts against the castle. Today, a tour of the castle will give you information on the 17th century attack and how Dumbarton was garrisoned three times then, among other points of interest.
You can even book a hotel that’s within range of this popular castle so that you won’t have to do additional walking. The area upon which the castle, known as Dumbarton Rock, is erected stands over 240 feet high and is swamped by the Clyde and Leven Rivers. The oldest structures on Dumbarton Rock are the Guard House, built in the late 16th century, and the Portcullis Arch, built in the 14th century.
Then you can head off to Levengrove Park. Here you can catch a magical, amazing show, such as the Zippo Circus:Viva Espana show.
East Dunbartonshire is home to two favorite tourist attractions, Campsie Glen and Cape Wrath.
Campsie Glen, as well as its adjacent town, the Clachan of Campsie, is home to historic buildings, which include the Schoenstatt Retreat and House, the Old St. Machan’s Church, the Red Tub Tearooms, and the Aldessan Gallery.
Camp Wrath, located eighteen kilometers of the Durness Village, provides breathtaking, panoramic views of land, water, and sky. The road to Camp Wrath can be rough, but the magnificent natural sights make the trip worth it. Worth mentioning are the Cape Wrath Lighthouse that was built in 1828, Daill Beach for fun in the sun and sand, and the Clo Morr Cliffs that offers a scenic view, and Kervaig Bay.
Visit your travel agency today and book a flight to the Dunbartonshire. There are hotel accommodations and maps you can avail of online. Don’t forget to bring your camera so you can take as many souvenir photos as you want of this simply stunning county.