Dumbarton

Alclud

A Scottish town, capital of Strathclyde, whose Roman name was Alclud.

In Geoffrey of Monmouth’s HistoriaUther Pendragon reclaims it from the Saxons and pacifies it. In Arthur’s time, it was besieged by Picts and Scots. A very ill Hoel of Brittany had to hold off the invaders until Arthur returned from the battle of Bath. Arthur later made Eleden Archbishop of the city.

According to Gaelic tradition, Dumbarton was also the birthplace of Moroie More, the son of Arthur.

In Culhwch and Olwen, Dumbarton is named as the home city of Arthur’s warrior Tarawg.


See also
Alclud | The Legend of King Arthur
Asclut | The Legend of King Arthur