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Doune Castle, Doune

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Visit a late 14th-century courtyard castle at Doune Castle. Marvel at the 30 m (100 ft ) gatehouse, which includes Lord's Hall and its musicians' gallery, double fireplace, and carved oak screen. Listen to an audio tour narrated by Monty Python's Terry Jones. Hear the history of the medieval castle and its residents, as well as about the making of the film Monty Python and the Holy Grail, which was filmed at the site. Add Doune Castle and other attractions to your Stirling trip itinerary using our Stirling trip maker tool.
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  • This is a great little castle and history is really brought to life by the audio commentary of the late, great Terry Jones. As well as serious historical information he relates some anecdotes from...  more »
  • Easy to find and quite impressive. Used as a backdrop for many films etc it's a must visit for any followers. Nice walk around the castle also.  more »
  • Had a great morning in Doune Castle despite very wet and windy weather, would highly recommended using the audio tour as very funny in parts as well as interesting  more »
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  • I was pleasantly surprised that this castle was filmed in the outlander series! I was going to this castle to find out about the Monty python movie the holy grail. Those tidbits were funny and the history of the actual castle was quite interesting. I enjoyed this a lot but i did it in an hour but I didn't shop. Driving there can be a bit tight and parking is limited. When I went the castle was under construction so I couldn't get the full impact of the castle outside in the open fields which I would have loved but I still enjoyed my tour.
  • My wife and I enjoyed a quick stay here. We didn't have enough time for a proper tour, but would love to come back another time. We didn't even know it was Castle Winterfell , cool extra we enjoyed. The grounds are also beautiful, next to a river with green EVERYWHERE. Give yourself at least 2 hours here.
  • August 2019 castle has renovation work ongoing, this is fine. I was disappointed to feel shuffled out at 5 when the closing times states 5:30pm, gift shop shut just before 5pm, son was disappointed. Small free car park, but has helpful attendants. The audio guide is good, its a stretch to make it last 30 minutes, small Castle but a fun explore.
  • Fantastic. We'll worth a visit. Car park can fill up but the car park attendants do a great job. Really enjoyed exploring it as did the children.
  • Small but pretty. Entertaining audio guide too. Don't go expecting to be there for hours though. Definitely worth a short visit if passing

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