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Doune Castle

Built for the Regent Albany, Doune Castle is a magnificent late 14th century courtyard castle.

Doune Castle

Built for the Regent Albany, Doune Castle is a magnificent late 14th century courtyard castle.

Its most striking feature is the 100ft high gatehouse which includes the splendid Lord's Hall with its musicians' gallery, double fireplace and carved oak screen.

Discover the new nature trail in the castle grounds or take an audio tour of the castle narrated by Monty Python's Terry Jones. Hear the exciting history of the medieval castle and residents, as well stories of the making of Monty Python and the Holy Grail which was filmed at the castle.  Visitors can hear clips from the film and find out about the alternative history of Spamalot, elderberries, African swallows and wooden badgers.
MP3, audio file Enter Doune Castle (mp3)     MP3, audio file Optional Monty Python mp3


Highlights

  • Doune Castle is the atmospheric stand-in for the fictional Castle Leoch in the TV show Outlander.
  • The views from the battlements – looking down on the fast-flowing River Teith and out towards the Menteith Hills and Ben Lomond.
  • The cathedral-like great hall – one of the best preserved in Scotland.
  • The kitchen and servery – conjure up images of how great banquets were prepared.
Green Tourism Award - Gold

Location

Region – Central and West
Postcode: FK16 6EA

Opening arrangements

Summer
1 April - 30 September, Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun, 9.30 am to 5.30 pm

Winter
1 October - 31 March, Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun, 9.30 am to 4.30 pm

Admission prices

All year
Adult £5.50, Child £3.30, Concession £4.40

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