Dumbarton East, Dumbarton

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Coordinates: 55°56′53″N 4°33′07″W / 55.948°N 4.552°W / 55.948; -4.552 Dumbarton East is an area of the town of Dumbarton, Scotland. It mainly consists of Victorian-era sandstone buildings built by the Denny shipbuilding company to house its workers. Within this area is Dumbarton Castle and the Bet Butler Stadium - home of Dumbarton F.C.

Dumbarton Castle sits on Dumbarton Rock at the point where the River Leven joins the River Clyde.[1] The Castle has played a significant historical role and many well known figures from Scottish and British history have been associated with it. These include Mary, Queen of Scots, William Wallace and Queen Elizabeth II.[2]

Dumbarton Rock is a geological formation known as a "volcanic plug", formed by prehistoric build up of igneous Basalt.[3]

The Bet Butler Stadium, home of Dumbarton F.C., is located in Dumbarton East. The stadium was built in 2000 as a replacement for the aging Boghead Park.[4]

The area is served by Dumbarton East railway station which is accessed from Glasgow Road.

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