is a town
, lying on the north bank of the River Clyde
. It is dominated by Dumbarton Castle, which was founded by the Romans
and has been rebuilt countless times since. It was the capital of the ancient kingdom
. It is currently the administrative centre of the West Dunbartonshire
In more recent times, the town became a centre for shipbuilding, and is the birthplace of David Byrne from the Talking Heads, and the motor-racing driver Jackie Stewart.
The town has a population of roughly 20,000.