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Doune Castle

Castle Hill, Doune, Stirling FK16 6EA, Scotland
+44 1786 841742
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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 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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Castle Hill, Doune, Stirling FK16 6EA, Scotland
+44 1786 841742
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Reviewed yesterday

Great castle and good to visit having watched the films many times years ago. Shame when we visited scaffolding was up

Thank 147Catherine
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Really enjoyed this visit, as the fun of reliving Monty Python's use of Doune as multiple castle locations in The Holy Grail movie is a must for Python fans. The audio guide covered the history, then had options for Python fans as well as Outlander...More

Thank MrSpiceMan
Reviewed 2 days ago

If your travelling around the area and planning to visit Stirling then I'd suggest to take a 30 minute tour and visit Doune Castle as well. Also if you're a Monty Python or Outlander fan as well. Although most of the west wall was clad...More

Thank GtheKiwi
Reviewed 3 days ago

As others say, it's a tight turn on single track road to get here from the town of Doune. It's a 15 minute drive from Stirling. We got in our historic scotland environments pass which included the free audio guide narrated by Terry Jones. I...More

Thank VTJedi
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Double Castle was fantastic, and the 6 pound entry with free audio guide. The guide was excellent and lots of fun. The guide offered lots of information about the castle's former inhabitants as well as Dunn side bars based on Monty Python and Outlander. Highly...More

Thank Sarah F
Reviewed 4 days ago

We came up to Doune Castle for the first time and it was better than expected. Well kept and maintained. Lovely to see all the rooms, cellars and staircases. Great views of the area from the top part of the castle. Great place to imagine...More

Thank Luciano L
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was one of my favorite castles. The audio guide really brought the castle to life. I also am a fan of the Outlander series and to have him on the audio guide was a great surprise. There is also an area to try on...More

Thank chelseasly
Reviewed 4 days ago

We came here very first thing in the morning, as I would recommend to everyone. When we started the audio guided tour we were with 10 other people. After an hour there were 2 busses full of people in the small castle. The audio guided...More

Thank IsabellaHuber
Reviewed 5 days ago

very interesting few hours spent with an audio guide (really liked the audio - so did the kids), great to be able to see the bare bones of the castle and hear the history of the characters. Family of 5 was about £22. You can...More

Thank Paula A
Reviewed 6 days ago

They have a helpful headset to guide you around the castle while telling you about it on your way round. You also get information on monty Python and outlander

Thank marks402016
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13 July 2017|
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Response from flintfuller | Reviewed this property |
I don't actually know. There is a small gift shop where you buy your tickets but I didn't see anywhere to leave personal items. But I also didn't ask as we weren't carrying anything.
Luke O
18 April 2017|
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Response from Sara T | Reviewed this property |
Nothing at the Castle, but, as noted by previous reviewers, there are options in the village - not a very long walk from the Castle. Buttercup cafe had lovely cakes!! We walked there by following a trail from the parking... More
Rachel R
2 February 2017|
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Response from MartinCroxall | Reviewed this property |
2 hours or so (at least). The audio tour is very good and at times it's very funny as well.