NS3974 : Dumbarton Castle: remains of a circular structure

taken 4 years ago, near to Dumbarton, West Dunbartonshire, Great Britain

Dumbarton Castle: remains of a circular structure
Dumbarton Castle: remains of a circular structure
See NS3974 : Dumbarton Castle: remains of a circular structure for a detailed discussion. The setting is the White Tower Crag (NS3974 : Dumbarton Castle: White Tower Crag).

In the present view, the Clyde is on the left, and NS3975 : The high flats at West Bridgend are on the right, behind the flagstaff (NS3974 : Dumbarton Rock and Castle).

The plinth inside the ruined circular base bears a toposcope: NS3974 : Dumbarton Rock: White Tower Crag.

The circular (rather than semicircular) nature of the ruined base is not apparent in the present picture, but is made clear in other pictures: NS3974 : Dumbarton Castle: remains of a circular structure / NS3974 : Dumbarton Castle: remains of a circular structure / NS3974 : Dumbarton Castle: remains of a circular structure.
Remains of a circular structure

On the White Tower Crag, the western peak of Dumbarton Rock Link this structure now surrounds a toposcope (viewfinder plaque). The ruin is of uncertain origin; early writers claimed, on spurious authority, that it was once a Roman Pharos (lighthouse).

Dumbarton Rock and Castle :: NS4074

The Rock is a volcanic plug, and it has a long history as a fortified site. For further information, see the Geograph article "Dumbarton Rock and Castle": Link

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Sunday, 26 March, 2017   (more nearby)
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Thursday, 13 April, 2017
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Historic sites and artefacts 
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3993 7449 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:56.2040N 4:33.8509W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3993 7449
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