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Doune Castle, Doune 

A very atmospheric ancient castle where Monty Python and the Holy Grail and Outlander among other productions were filmed.  

Try the excellent tour voiced by Python member Terry Jones.
Combining a visit to Doune Castle and nearby Deanston Distillery (see below) makes a great day out.

Dumbarton Castle  

this ancient castle has recently been restored.

Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery, Glasgow 

Originally built for the Empire Exhibition in 1901 this gallery has a stunning art collection - and it is free! 

Great museum too.

Room for kids to wander round (but don’t get lost!)

Museum of Transport (aka Riverside Museum)  Glasgow 

Excellent collection of transport through the ages at this museum (free) in its award winning building designed by Zaha Hadid.  Explore the tall ship tied up next to the museum on the river Clyde

Scottish Maritime Museum, Dumbarton 

The main Scottish Maritime Museum is some distance away in Irvine.  

This  branch  in Dumbarton is on the former site of Denny's Shipyard where the testing tank survives and is demonstrated at regular intervals.  Many interesting photographs adorn the walls of the corridors and the boardroom. 

A great little museum with a nice little tea shop!

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