The Rock of Ages

Join us at Dumbarton Castle to find out more about Norse history and Vikings during The Rock of Ages on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th June!

The Rock of Ages

About The Rock of Ages

In light of updated Scottish Government advice regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19), we have taken the decision to close public access to our staffed properties and offices until further notice. All planned public events will also be postponed until further notice – full details of these can be found on our Events page in the coming days: historicenvironment.scot/whats-on.

Join us in the shadow of the rock and celebrate norse history and heritage. As the Vikings invade dumbarton you will have the opportunity to find out all about their influence on Scotland from raiding to conquests and setlements to integration and discover how relevant it all is today. You will come away asking yourself 'are we all really Vikings?'

The Year of Coasts and Waters is a celebration of Scotlands coastline and the role that’s played in shaping who we are, who better to showcase this than the Vikings! They invented the first compas - an indispensible for sea navigation and a piece of equipmnet now adorning every vessle onthe ocean. Come along and discover more about this early costal raids, arts , craftmanship and music. Discover what the Norse settlers brough to our shores. This year The Rock of Ages will also form part of the Dumbarton 2020 Festival River Town.

If you are a Historic Scotland member, admission to this event is free of charge. You do not need to book a ticket, please just bring along your membership card to gain entry.

Tickets available online from www.historicenvironment.scot, book in advance to save 10% on the prices below:

Adult- £9.90
Concession- £8.10
Child- £5.85
Family (1 adult + 2 children)- £19.80
Family (2 adults + 2 children)- £28.80
Family (2 adults + 3 children)- £33.30

Free for Historic Scotland members.
Find the full programme at dumbartonfestival.co.uk

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for The Rock of Ages are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment. All information (whether in text or photographs) is given in good faith but should not be relied upon as being a statement of representation or fact.

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