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:: About Us ::

is a spacious, modern house that has been recently refurbished to an exceptionally high standard, offering accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis. Located very centrally in the town of Dumbarton (15 minutes from Glasgow Airport; and minutes drive away from Loch Lomond). Although on a road, our main entrance is at the back of the house (off the road), with a big garden and back yard, with ample private parking facilities for your car (complimentary for our guests). You really would not know that we are on a road at all.
None of our rooms suffer from traffic noise - we have the best of both worlds: a convenient, easy to find location that is ideal as a touring base for this area of western Scotland; and beautiful, peaceful accommodation. We offer a friendly and helpful family service.

We have been approved by the Scottish Tourist Board every year since we opened in 2005, so you are guaranteed quality accommodation.




::: Positano B&B is situated less than a 10 minute walk from the Castle :::



Please use the tabs on your left (or the links below) for more information on:

:: Our Rooms: we have 7 very different and unique bedrooms to suit all of your needs and requirements. All of our high quality bedrooms are comfortably furnished, with wall mounted flat-screen freeview TVs, free secure wireless Internet/WiFi, Radio Alarm Clocks and tea/coffee making facilities with a hospitality tray. The bathrooms are all fully tiled with excellent power showers or bath facilities. There is central Heating throughout the house, with adjustable heating in each room.  

Although we do not offer onsite laundry facilities, there are two very good launderettes a few minutes walk away from us if you've been travelling for a while and need to catch up on some laundry.

:: Our current rates.

:: Information on our town of Dumbarton.

:: Things to Do - lots of suggestions on what to see and do in our area.

:: Our "Links" page - again, this has lots of suggestions and information on what to see and do in the area.

:: We always ask our guests to view our Terms & Conditions page if you are thinking about booking accommodation.

:: Directions on how to get to us is here.

:: Our contact information is here; find us on Facebook here; and keep up with all of our news here!

    We very occasionally (not that often) have problems with our main e-mail / ISP, so if you wish to contact us by e-mail it is always a good idea to use both (CC) of positano@blueyonder.co.uk and concetta.r@gmail.com, to be on the safe side. Remember, we will always acknowledge / reply to your e-mail, even if we do not have availability for the night(s) you require.


:: Dumbarton ~ Ancient Capital of Strathclyde ::


:: Positano Bed & Breakfast ::




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:: Location / Things to Do ::

Dumbarton (Ancient Capital of Strathclyde) is a fantastic town to use as your touring base for this area of Scotland, with Loch Lomond only minutes away by car. We are only a 15 minute drive from Glasgow Airport on the west coast; Prestwick Airport is about 55 minutes away southwards; and Edinburgh Airport on the east coast is a 70 minute drive.

We are an ideal base for touring all around this area of Scotland. You will find it difficult to find a town more central for visiting interesting and popular places in the north, south, east (we are located in the west). Whether it's the city or tranquil countryside you are after - or a bit of both, we have the best of both worlds.

Close enough to be ideal for commuting to the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in the summer of 2014!

Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park, Balloch, Helensburgh and Cardross are right on our doorstep to the north; we are ideal for day trips to places such as Luss, Callander, Dunoon, Inveraray, Aberfoyle and Oban (all north from us). Stirling (60 minute drive), Blair Drummond Safari & Adventure Park (outside Stirling, circa 45 minutes from us); Falkirk (60 minute drive east), Edinburgh (70-75 minutes east from us); then to our south (along the west coast) there is Gourock, Skelmorlie, Largs, Troon, and down to Ayr (and the Ayrshire coast). Even Glencoe is only about a 90 minute drive to the north; and Fort William a 2 hour drive. Inland to our south, Clydebank is less than 10 minutes away; and Glasgow City Centre with it's wonderful museums, shops, restaurants and night life is also only 30 minutes away (the west end of Glasgow is slightly closer to us). And of course Dumbarton Castle is minutes walk away.

We are in a very central location in the town of Dumbarton itself. Less than a 10 minute walk from the town centre which has plenty of shops, pubs and restaurants; and there are many other excellent pubs and restaurants in the immediate area catering for every taste. We also have some beautiful local walks and cycling routes along the River Clyde, not to mention our very own castle - the oldest recorded stronghold in Great Britain.

A very popular day trip from Dumbarton that our guests love, is the West Highland Line (the "Iron Road to the Isles"), which from Dumbarton Central Station takes you to Mallaig (linking Oban) via Fort William.  Recently this route was voted the most popular rail journey in the world by readers of the travel magazine Wanderlust. It truly is a spectacular journey on one of the most scenic lines in Britain. Dumbarton Central Station is a short walk from the B&B.

If you are a golf enthusiast, the Loch Lomond Golf Club, where the Barclay's Scottish Open took place for many years until 2010, is a 15-20 minute drive away. The new golf course, The Carrick, at Cameron House, also at Loch Lomond is a 10 minute drive.  Even the world famous Gleneagles in Auchterarder (Perthshire) is only a 70 minute drive away.  Don't forget to visit Dumbarton Golf Club while you are here too!

May is a busy month in Dumbarton with both the World Pipe Championships and the Loch Lomond Quilt Show being held in the town. The Pipe Championships have been held at Levengrove Park every year since 2001 and we are the closest accommodation to the park. The Quilt Show is Scotland's largest annual textile event. 11 venues with 20+ exhibitions from all over Scotland, the UK, and other parts of the world. Many of the exhibitions/venues are within walking distance of the B&B, and all of the others are within very short and convenient driving distance (or there is excellent public transport to get you to them).

If you would like to take a break from all the castles and historical sites for the day, Ayrshire is the place to head to for the seaside, situated on the beautiful Clyde Coast. You can drive there from Dumbarton, taking in Gourock, Skelmorlie, Largs and Troon on your journey south to Ayr. Ayr itself is about a 60 minute drive from us.

Why not stop off in Clydebank for an hour or two on your way to Glasgow and see the spectacular Titan Crane?

If Whisky is your thing, the very well know Auchentoshan Distillery is less than 10 minutes from us. They welcome visitors and have daily guided tours. Please also see this link for their downloadable colour brochure (in pdf format).

For the gardeners (or even if you are not a gardener!), Loch Lomond Homes & Garden Centre (a few minutes drive from us) is HIGHLY recommended. You can spend the whole day here with so many amazing things to see and do. Includes a fantastic cafe.

Scotland is world famous for it's fishing holidays and angling breaks. The River Leven and Loch Lomond provide great salmon and trout fishing.

If you are interested in walking or climbing, the Munro's are the highest of Scotland's mountains; named after the man who first catalogued them, Sir Hugh Munro.  There are nearly 300 mountains above 3000 feet.  Ben Lomond is the closest to us. We are also very close to the start of the 95 mile long West Highland Way - a walking route from Milngavie to Fort William.

The popular Unit 23 Skate Park (Unit 23 Skatepark), which is one of the largest and most popular parks of it's kind in the UK, is only a few minutes walk from us. Dumbarton Football Club is also only a short 5 minute walk away, right next to the Castle.

Dumbarton Public Library is less than a 10 minute walk from us.  Many of our guests go here to research their family historySt. Patrick's Roman Catholic church is across the road from the library, and there are a number of other churches in the area with historic significance. Dumbarton People's Theatre is also just around the corner.

Clydebank College is only a 10 minute drive (also very easily accessible by bus or train).

We are very well situated for the Scottish Exhibition & Conference Centre (SECC) in Glasgow.  To give you an idea of how convenient we are to get there: our closest train station is Dumbarton East (5 minute walk away from the B&B); there is a train station actually at the Exhibition Centre, and the journey is less than 30 minutes away from Dumbarton.  It often takes less time travelling from Dumbarton to the SECC than it does to get to the SECC from within the very busy city centre.

We have also become one of the popular destinations for cyclers to break up their journey on charity runs (e.g., Land's End to John o'Groats) or just simply on their way up north (or vice versa).

We can't possibly mention everything you can do and see on this page, so we have put together a LINKS page with many more suggestions on it for you. Please do go over and take a look if you get the chance - it will also give you ideas on how close we are to so many interesting and historic places.


:: Transport ::

We have excellent public transport in the immediate area if you would rather not drive: a bus stop on our doorstep and a train station (with it's frequent services to Glasgow City Centre and to Balloch/Loch Lomond) a 5 minute walk away.

We also have ample off-street private parking if you have a car (complimentary for our guests); and we have a garage if you need to lock up your bikes safely for the night.

Some distances, to give you a better idea: Glasgow Airport approx. 7 miles; M8 Junction 31, approx. 1.4 miles; Alexandria approx. 2.5 miles; Glasgow (city centre), approx. 13 miles.






 Contact Details  

 Address: 79 Glasgow Road : Dumbarton G82 1RE : West Dunbartonshire : Scotland
 Telephone: 01389 731 943; (Outside the UK) +44 1389 731 943.
 Mobile: 07833 518 785; (Outside the UK) +44 7833 518 785.

 E-mail: positano@blueyonder.co.uk; concetta.r@gmail.com


:: Please Note ::

If you can not reach us on the land line first go, then please feel free to try our mobile at any time; or send an e-mail. We check e-mails frequently, and answer them very quickly (usually within a few hours during the day/evening). Email is not 100% reliable: if you have not received an answer to your e-mail within 24 hours, it has either not come through or our reply has not gone through to you, so please try again or give us a call.



::Main Site Last Updated::

27 January 2017




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