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A nice little town
Dumbarton in General
Member Name: tangoman84
Dumbarton in General
Advantages: Variety of shops on offer, good pubs, nice park, scenic with views over the water
Disadvantages: Underpass unclean and smells, some negative people (as with anywhere)
Dumbarton is a fantastic old town which I have now had the pleasure of living in for over 2 years.
The town is the ancient capital of Scotland and has Dumbarton Castle proudly adorning the famous Dumbarton Rock and overlooking the River Clyde as well as the town itself.
The town centre has one central street which all of the shops are able to be accessed from with the likes of Gamestation, New Look, Peacocks, Greggs, Poundland, Specsavers, Boots and Superdrug to name but a few of the shops on offer in the town centre with all of the stors well looked after and clean.
The town has a bridge just beside the end of this street over which you can walk and head to the fantastic Levengrove Park which is simply huge and has great playing areas aswell as a picnic area. The park is well maintained and looks very nice with many flowers on show (when in season) with offers of views over the River Clyde on offer.
If you are looking for your grocery needs to be met then just a few minutes from the town centre there is a Morrisons superstore aswell as an Asda superstore right across the road from this. The Asda is well located in St James retail park which also offers a Marks and Spencer Food, Argos, Halfords, McDonalds, KFC, Greggs, Subway and Domino's Pizza on offer along with a couple of carpet stores.
So how easy is Dumbarton to reach? Well the answer to that is very thanks to 3 train stations that allow you to access the town (Dalreoch, Dumbarton Central and Dumbarton East) and numerous bus stops throughout the town centre.
The town also has a number of good pubs on offer which are mainly well maintained, clean and offer cheap drinks and good food.
- Clean and well maintained stores with variety on offer
- Great transport links
- Dumbarton Castle
- Glasgow, Balloch and Helensburgh easy to reach offering more day out options
- Good variety of pubs on offer
- As with anywhere some negative people
- Large amount of seagulls
- Underpass which goes under dual carriageway always unclean and smelly
Dumbarton is nice little town with plenty to offer and everything on offer easy to reach and simple to find.
Summary: If you like little towns on the water then Dumbarton is a nice little place with plenty to offer