Doune Castle

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This site is currently closed as a precautionary measure while we undertake site inspections. We apologise for any inconvenience. Explore this 14th century courtyard castle in Doune, with a striking 100 ft high gatehouse and one of the best preserved great halls in Scotland. The formidable Doune Castle was built for the Regent Albany. The striking keep-gatehouse combines domestic quarters including the splendid Lord's Hall with its carved oak screen, musicians' gallery and double fireplace. This was used as a film location for the BBC production of Ivanhoe and Monty Python and the Holy Grail. As well as being heavily featured in Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Doune Castle was also used for the castle known as Winterfell in the pilot of the award winning TV series Game of Thrones as well as Castle Leoch in Outlander.
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Jeandie L
Johannesburg, South Africa161 contributions
May 2022 • Solo
Beautiful castle ruin on the banks of the River Teith. The castle is currently closed to visitors, but take a walk on the trail around the castle for a great view of the river and experiencing the peaceful birdlife.
Written 8 May 2022
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Colo_Traveler05
Littleton, Colorado207 contributions
Apr 2022
This is a must see for fans of Outlander, Game of Thrones, or Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Although it is not intact, it is being restored to some extent ands you will be able to go through it soon.

It served as Castle Leoch in Outlander, the home of Clam McKenzie. In Game of Thrones, it was Winterfell, home to the Starks. And in Monty Python and the Holy Grail it was the castle where Arthur begins his quest for the Holy Grail.

Where else can you see so much media history, all in one place? Well worth a visit but look out for flying cows!
Written 27 April 2022
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Roger G
Glasgow, UK2,431 contributions
Mar 2022
An impressive piece of medieval architecture with all sorts of royal connections. It has the usual swathes of metal fencing that now adorns so many HES properties thanks to drone surveys! The path around the castle needs attention as it has almost impassable deep mud in places. The River Teith views are delightful. Scaffolding all over the castle entrance with warnings of falling stones! Handsome castle keepers cottage.
Written 19 March 2022
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James Petrie
21 contributions
Nov 2021
Great little Castle. Well worth a walk around the grounds and back into Doune. If you're very lucky you'll meet the very friendly horses.
Written 6 December 2021
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Joanne G
Liverpool, UK305 contributions
Nov 2021
Visited here on the way to Glencoe, if you are a fan of Outlander it is Castle Leoch and if you are a fan of Game of Thrones it is Winterfell. It was a pity because at the moment you can’t go in as it is being accessed for safety. It was nice to just see it so well worth a visit for us and because not open it did not cost anything.
Written 28 November 2021
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Mani N
14 contributions
Nov 2021
I spent some time in this area and this was a great historic place to go.

Great for friends or family. Highly recommended.

Written 21 November 2021
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hairdy
Preston, UK2,136 contributions
May 2021 • Friends
This is an impressive castle, but even more so if you take the path to the left of the castle and walk along the riverbank. I came here with a friend, we got here too late to go inside but it was a beautiful sunny afternoon, so we had a walk along the river. Was so peaceful and calm
Written 28 August 2021
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Psy2013
Wales, UK606 contributions
Aug 2021
Doune Castle is currently closed, but we visited mainly to see it from the grounds. Our photo opportunity was somewhat hampered by a little fencing and some workers standing around. We had planned on a very quick stop on the way to Loch Lomond, but were enchanted by the grounds and spent around an hour at the site exploring.
Written 26 August 2021
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misshartley
Wakefield, UK215 contributions
Aug 2021
Appears in lots of films! Outlander, Game of Thrones and Monty Python! It was closed when we visited, day after lockdown! but it was impressive with woodland walk around castle. Look impressive!
Written 13 August 2021
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Hayley U
Derbyshire, UK120 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
Parking available and stunning walks down the river. There's also areas where you can access the water, the kids absolutely loved "fishing" with a cup in the water. Would definitely recommend. Pop to Sarah's cafe in Doune too for a pie, sausage roll, coffee and cake, delicious food! 😋
Written 29 July 2021
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