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Doune Castle

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Address: Castle Hill, Doune, Stirling FK16 6EA, Scotland
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 17:30
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Built for the Regent Albany, Doune Castle is a magnificent late 14th...

Built for the Regent Albany, Doune Castle is a magnificent late 14th century courtyard castle. Its most striking feature is the 100ft high gatehouse which includes the splendid Lord's Hall with its musicians' gallery, double fireplace and carved oak screen.Discover the new nature trail in the castle grounds or take an audio tour of the castle narrated by Monty Python's Terry Jones. Hear the exciting history of the medieval castle and residents, as well stories of the making of Monty Python and the Holy Grail which was filmed at the castle. Visitors can hear clips from the film and find out about the alternative history of Spamalot, elderberries, African swallows and wooden badgers.

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Fantastic with a great sense of history

We all loved this castle although it is quite bare and minimal. It is definitely not 'done up' like Stirling castle. We visited primarily due to being fans of the TV series... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We all loved this castle although it is quite bare and minimal. It is definitely not 'done up' like Stirling castle. We visited primarily due to being fans of the TV series Outlander as this was used as a location for castle Leoch. It was interesting and informative and we particularly liked the information tapes that were provided. The talks... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely day out without all the crowds . Value for money exploring the castle. Great restoration work. Love coming here

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well, Its worth visiting, even if you do not go inside... we have been there during winter time.. so they are closed, meaning that u can not come inside the castle ( all the things I read about it, says its quite interesting from the inside) Anyways... its nice anyways ! And u can go around it, to find a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Castle is fun to visit, there is a lot to learn and see. Audio guides are offered in English, and your ticket already includes them. The audios are super fun, and you are free to explore the castle and listen to them as you please. Recently they have added some audios from Sam Heughan (Jamie, from Outlander) because the castle... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you fancy a day out exploring some scottish history then a trip to doune castle is perfect. Beautiful castle kept to a very good standard. Steep staircase to the roof, not too bad to get up but when coming back down care is needed as one wrong step would not be good. Views on top of the castle are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was on a day trip to the West Highlands and visted this castle on the way. Best price is to buy the Explorer Pass and visit here, Edinburgh and Stirling. Great castle and you get to explore it all.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This castle is well worth a visit. Takes about 30-45 mins to explore. Definitely get the free headset audio tour. There are amusing excerpts from the Monty Python movie and also from Outlander - both were filmed at this castle.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The kids absolutely love it here. They can run around, climb to the roof and explore the nooks and crannies! A great couple of hours with the kids.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a fairly intact example of a castle in this area. There is quite a bit of history attached to it. The walk around the castle is nice to get various angles of it. Some of the scenes from Outlander and from Monty Python and the Holy Grail were filmed here. Now I have to watch them again to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An excellent experience. Brilliant audio tour Monty python and outlander. Interesting real life history also. Well worth the visit

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