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Doune Castle

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Address: Castle Hill, Doune, Stirling FK16 6EA, Scotland
Phone Number:
01786-84-17-42
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09:30 - 17:30
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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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US$628.18*
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Not to be missed if you're an Outlander fan

We visited the castle on our way up to Inverness - very impressive site and lets you step into the world of Clair and Jamie. The castle itself is fascinating and the access to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited the castle on our way up to Inverness - very impressive site and lets you step into the world of Clair and Jamie. The castle itself is fascinating and the access to the many rooms and floors is very impressive. Well wort a visit!

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited here earlier this month and have to say the experience was great. Having Terry Jones in your ear from the audio commentry is a stroke of genius. It makes the whole experience come to life with all the stories about filming the Holy Grail. You can also listen to commentry regarding Outlander and there is even a Game... More 

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We spent a few relaxing hours walking round this castle it was lovely. The views were also lovely the prise of entry was very reasonable. I would most definitely go back

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After checking out the opening times for Feb we arrived with about an hour left and it was closed early! Another couple were sadly disappointed too. We decided to make our way round the outside of the castle but unfortunately there is some work being done on the walls so there is some scaffolding around some of the castle. As... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I visited Doune Castle last weekend. Although it was freezing cold walking around that didn't seem to matter as we really enjoyed it.The cost was reasonable and it included the headsets which are extra at Stirling Castle. The commentary by ex Monty Python star Terry Jones was educational and very funny. He brought the whole place alive.... More 

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I really enjoyed our visit to Doune castle. There is a good children's quiz to keep them interested in finding all the information. There is a lovely walk along the river.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This castle has been featured in many movies. A Monty Python Fan...This is the castle of "Search for the Holy Grail". "Outlander" filmed may scenes here. This is one of the few ancient castles in Europe that is of a small enough scale you can easily imagine yourself living in that era.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Prime Scottish historical location but do take the audio tour so you can hear the historical relevance of each of the areas. In stunning countryside and the local River Teith is the second fastest river in Scotland.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was one of my favorite stops. We spent well over an hour and there was hardly anyone else there, which gave you a chance to really absorb the history. We have a pic of my niece and I sitting in the fireplace in the upstairs bedroom and we walked down to the river and recorded the flowing water so... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is somewhere I've always wanted to go to & I was not disappointed. The approach is so rural & wonderful. I highly recommend getting coconut shells & imagine you're a knight.

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