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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

With my wife an outlander fan and me a lover of Monty Python, this was a must stop. The Castle was so much more than appeared from the outside. We really enjoyed the audio tour as well (must do!). This was one of our most...More

Thank Andrew O
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

As a fan of Outlander, I enjoyed looking around this castle - 'Castle Leoch'. Also used in the filming of Monty Python and the Holy Grail. It was £6 to get in with interesting recorded tour headset included - good value, I thought. A very...More

Thank Susan W
Reviewed yesterday

Great for fans of tv series Outlander. Audio guide excellent information about the history and use of the castle. Also pointing out areas within the castle where scences where used for Outlander Lovely little gift shop. Great entrance price

Thank isobeloffife
Reviewed 2 days ago

Doune Castle was used for filming of Monty Python and the Holy Grail and Outlander. Lots to see. Best value for admission is to get the Explorer Pass from Historic Scotland. Lots to see and photograph. Parking lot is not very big so recommend going...More

Thank lfogo60
Reviewed 2 days ago

Being huge Outlander fans, we thought we'd swing by Doune Castle on our way to Glencoe, take a few pictures of the outside and be on our way. To our surprise, exploring the inside of Doune was our favorite castle tour of our trip! We...More

Thank Lindsey P
Reviewed 4 days ago

If you are a Game of Thrones,Outlander or Monty Python fan, this has to be on your agenda. The castle was the seat of the Regent or Duke of Albany, dubbed "Scotland's Uncrowned King". The history aside Doune has been the go to place for...More

Thank Lawrence O
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The castle was more than we expected - the parking was easy, the audio guide was very informative - with a fun side for Monty Python and Outlander fans - but full of history and rooms to explore! Very well done!

Thank Gail H
Reviewed 6 days ago

My family of five very much enjoyed learning the history of this castle built in the late 1300s for the Duke of Albany and walking through the places where this "uncrowned king" lived. My granddaughter found great fun in doing the costumes of the period....More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Doune is a lovely small castle which is very well known for its time in films and tv such as monty python the holy grail, outlander and games of thrones. There is not lots to explore with the castle and will only take a couple...More

Thank Charlie H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Only just found out that Doune castle was used in the making of Monty Python's Holy Grail (amongst many other films and TV shows including game of thrones) so as we were visiting friends in Sterling, we thought a quick visit was a must. On...More

Thank Razamagaz
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Luke O
Is there a cafe? If so does it less cake?
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
How long does the audio tour take? How much time should we allot to visit the castle?
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.
Amy M
What is the best way to get to Doune Castle from Edinburgh? I think the train as we might also be able to visit Stirling Castle....but I'm not clear on what I'm seeing on Google. Is it possible to visit both in one day or is that too much?
15 September 2016|
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Response from Pannipannini | Reviewed this property |
I would echo the previous person. You could do them in one day, Doune is more remote, but there is a bus that goes from downtown Stirling to Doune castle, I believe bus 59. Or take a taxi...the bus involves a little walking... More