One of the charms of Doune is that it has been very little altered from its original build unlike many other castles in the UK so you get a real feel for for what a medieval courtyard castle was like. Although some of it is ruined much of it is intact and has been restored. I went because I am a Monty Python fan and Monty Python and the Holy Grail was filmed here and my wife loves the Outlander series of books which were filmed as a TV series here in March. We thoroughly enjoyed our vist. We were very lucky to be be there on a beautiful day without many other visitors. You should be aware that many of the interesting rooms and the ramparts with wonderful views are accessed by very steep and narrow turret staircases. If you cannot manage these there are still some very interesting parts to see without too much stair climbing such as the kitchen and the Great Hall. Admission is reasonable and the audio guide amusingly narrated by Terry Jones included in the price is a must.
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