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Doune Castle

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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...more
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Castle Hill, Doune, Stirling FK16 6EA, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Like many I am a huge Outlander fan so Doune Castle was a must for me to visit. I was not disappointed. All the staff were extremely friendly. They give you headphones allowing you to listen to interesting facts about the castle. Parts are narrated...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited the castle as part of the 3 day Scotland tour which was wonderful. Loved the castle great photo shoot location and wonderful experience.

1  Thank TomSen1961
Reviewed 3 days ago

Sadly we didn't end up going inside as it was the end of the day when we got there, but we enjoyed our walk about the castle. They were doing some restore to the castle when we were there, but the castle still looked great...More

Thank Kathryn F
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Doune Castle is small in comparison to other castles nearby but if you are a fan of Outlander or Monty Python it is worth a visit. Sadly it is currently covered in scaffolding at the back but the front is open.

Thank KazH-2013
Reviewed 4 days ago

Doune Castle-seen as "Game of Thrones'" Winterfell at Doune Village-the castle is audio headset guided…the narration by the star of Monty Python and the Holy Grail. The castle has also been used as site of scenes from Robert the Bruce, and the "Outlander' TV Series....More

1  Thank Gus H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here for the wife's love of Outlander and was she pleased stunning castle and do easy to get to from Stirling just a bus ride away, if you are in or around Stirling please go

Thank malcolm w
Reviewed 1 week ago

Doune has been the site for many movies. Scenes from Game of Thrones and Outlander have been shot here. But more importantly, it was the French castle in Monty Python and the Holy Grail. "Your mother spelled of elder berries."

Thank Daryl C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We can really recommend the self tour at Doune Castle. Despite it being mid September it was not too busy. Lots of rooms were available to view. The audio guide was easy to use and very informative. Good shop on site but no cafe. A...More

Thank itchyfeet2014
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful time seeing Doune castle. The audio tour was very good. The ruins were amazing. Worth a visit.

Thank Jill M
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a Monty Python fan must see. A beautiful castle and not too crowded so you had time to wonder and think what it would have been like in days past. There is a tiny little gift shop where you can buy coconuts so...More

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3 August 2018|
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Response from Joan V | Reviewed this property |
A couple of hours is plenty of time. It’s not very large, but well worth the visit.
21 June 2018|
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Response from Roesmetravel E | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can walk round, go in with headsets telling you about the history etc. Unsure about dogs
5 June 2018|
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Response from Alonn B | Reviewed this property |
You can purchase entry there. If you are going to see a lot of castles while you are in Scotland, I would suggest looking into purchasing an Explorer Pass. My husband and I save a lot of money by purchasing one. Definitely... More