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Your new home in Dumbarton is part of an ancient settlement where the River Clyde and River Leven meet. It’s been an important stronghold since medieval times and the castle that now stands on the site – on a 330 million-year-old volcanic rock – has protected Mary Queen of Scots and imprisoned William Wallace.

The rich history has passed from shipbuilding, glass making and whisky production to being a home for BBC Scotland (Drama). The community spirit is amazing, the schools are good and the sea views and access to Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park are unsurpassed. 




Living in Dumbarton

Good connections

Your new build sits near the A82, 16 miles from Glasgow city centre, as well as on the A814 coastal route to Faslane (14 miles) via Helensburgh (8 miles). The two roads are linked across the town by the B830, which then mirrors the A82 northwards to Balloch and Loch Lomond. Three train stations serve the town, all three are on the North Clyde Line, with direct services to Helensburgh (14 minutes), Glasgow Queen Street (27 minutes), and on through to Edinburgh Waverley (90 minutes). First Bus operates services between Glasgow, Clydebank, Dumbarton and Balloch. Glasgow International Airport is just 11 miles south at Paisley.

A great place to live day to day

There’s a good range of local shops and supermarkets, as well as the Artizan Shopping Centre and the St James Retail Park. The Meadow Leisure Centre and the Vale of Leven Swimming Pool, just north of your new home in Dumbarton, are amongst the options for family fitness and fun, as well as a golf club, recreation ground, skatepark and the wonderful Levengrove Park – a beautiful Victorian park gifted to the residents by shipbuilding families. 

On the doorstep of the great outdoors

Your new home gives you the pick of boat trips, bike trails, seascapes and mountains. You can follow the coastal road and breathe in the sea air, taking in views across to the Isle of Arran. Or you can head up into the snow dusted mountains of Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park. At over 3,000 ft, Ben Lomond, on the eastern shores of Loch Lomond, is one of the most popular hill walks in Scotland, or you can follow a scenic route all around the Gareloch Peninsular. Alternatively, you can head to the city for the theatre, restaurants, exhibitions, concerts or drinks with friends. Your new build gives you sea, mountains and city life. 

New builds in Dumbarton

Persimmon Homes has new houses just outside of Glasgow including  Helensburgh Bishopton and Erskine. To find out more about our available properties in your area, see our list of Persimmon developments below…