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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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Donne Castle is maintained by Historic Scotland who do a fantastic job of looking after all of the properties under their control and making them accessible to the public. Donne castle is no exception. There is a lot to see at the sight and the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Brian M
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I were so excited to visit a spot where both Monty Python and the Holy Grail and Outlander were shot. Loved to be able to wander around listening to stars of these production doing the narration on our self guided tour. Even...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Cathy B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Scotland certainly doesn’t have a shortage of castle but they all have their own fascinating story and uniqueness. And if you are a fan of Outlander - well you simply have to visit here ... enjoy.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Debbie812
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The castle was under renovation when we visited but has maintained it's historic grandeur and it felt like we were stepping back in time. A must see.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Vanessa W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First off if you are coming here expecting Winterfell castle... People, it’s a TV series. It’s made up. If you want to see an actual castle this one doesn’t disappoint. You can walk from room to room imagining daily life. Picture your life as a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Doune Castle is a nice example of a maintained ruin. There is alot of information up, so you can try and imagine how it would have looked.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This was the Castle that featured in Monty Pythons quest for the holy grail and the electronic tour is narrated by one of the Monty Python members. It is a very small castle by comparison but interesting all the same. Worth a look if you...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 18 December 2018 via mobile

This is a ruin from the 14th century but it’s amazing just how well it’s stood up to the ravages of time. (A little battered by the storms of 2017/18) there is a little scaffolding keeping it upright but I defy anyone who has issue...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Dougie M
Reviewed 15 December 2018

This place was used as a set in the series of Outlander. The interior is deliciously medieval. The turn from the main road to the parking lot is a very tight turn so beware, especially if you are driving a manual transmission. Well worth the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Ingrid M
Reviewed 15 December 2018

Historic Scotland provided St. Andrew’s day free entry and it was a great afternoon looking around this historic castle and its grounds which is the famous setting for Monty Pythons holy grail film.

Date of experience: November 2018
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4 August 2018|
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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