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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 1 week ago

Doune Castle is now famous for 4 films - Outlander , Monty Python, Outlander and the Outlaw King . It is a fantastic place to visit. The staff are very friendly and there's lots of information on the boards inside the castle. The audio commentary...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this historical castle late in the day and unfortunately didn't get to go in as it was past the last tour. Still enjoyed walking the grounds and seeing the Scottish rabbits hoping around. The castle is having some repair done to it so...More

Thank Ranger145
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Famous through the TV show „Outlander“ you can see one of the main castle of the show. It gives you a real feeling how it might have been. You are given a headset for an audio tour where you get all the information also about...More

Thank Zwillingsseele
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I mean, what is there to say about Doune Castle except 'mind your own business'? If you love the Holy Grail, especially if you can quote the entire movie from start to finish, then a stop at Doune is mandatory. There is a great audio...More

Thank Stefanie S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived at the castle in light drizzle (which turned to heavier rain later), and headed inside to explore. The castle was just walls on a couple of sides with towers and remaining buildings on the other sides. Main rooms remaining on the first floor...More

Thank TheOldMacs
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

enjoyed the castle from start to finish. Worth the time to learn about the history of this place. Staff very friendly as well.

Thank 677ScottS
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well done audio your by Terry Jones of Monty Python. Both educational and entertaining. Nice gift selection that included Monty Python selections as well as Outlander etc.

Thank Oregonroadtripper
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the smaller castles that we visited on our trip to England and Scotland, but it had one of my favorite audio guides. The guide is narrated by Monty Python with some other sections narrated by Sam Heughan (Jamie Fraser on Outlander)....More

Thank kcwilliams2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you enjoy movies and TV, then this is a good stop for you - you have Outlander, Game of Thrones, and Monty Python Search for the Holy Grail castles all rolled into one. It's very interesting inside as well. I regret that we did...More

Thank dreamspeaker
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For those who are fans, this was a fun place to visit! A bit difficult to find a parking place, but driving up the grounds were so beautiful - lots of trails and parks to walk/hike around in after you have toured around the castle....More

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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 _F0rever_Wanderlust_ |
No dogs are allowed in the castle but they are allowed within the castle grounds on a lead. Various walks in the grounds & it is a beautiful setting. Free to park (limited and busy car park however)
5 June 2018|
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Response from alonn_bilbray | 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