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Doune Castle, Doune
Categories: Architectural Buildings, Castles, Tourist Spots
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. A visit to Doune Castle represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Stirling trip itinerary maker to plot your vacation.
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what a great place to visit. Great audio very funny too. lots to see and do. Would recommend for people of all ages.
My friend and I booked a West Highland Lochs & Castles small group day trip from Edinburgh. This is one of the stops. Lots of history. It was also used in films like: Monty Python and the Holy Grail, ... read more »
Get the audio guide it's free with admittance take time to listen to the "want to know more?" That is where the interesting stuff is. LOVED IT!
Douglas J Grieve
Really nice castle. Historic Scotland run. Only £5.50 entry for adults with a free audio guide that was really good and very informative. Not a huge castle but still plenty to see. Beautiful surroundings too
Apologize for posting the photo with flowers and the one a statue in the front to the wrong PLACE. These two photos were not taken in Doune Castle; they were taken in Inveraray Castle. Hope Google GPS can pick up the mistake and delete them from this PLACE. Doune is the castle we like the most. Excellent stories in the tape, well functioning device, challenging structures, within a day trip distance from Edinburgh.
Well preserved Medieval castle. Current claim to fame is the castle acting as Castle Leoch for the filming of Outlander. It's other claim to fame is as the filming site for Monty Pythons Holy Grail film. Very good commentary by Terry Jones that is included in the admission price
My review is a little late in coming. I visited the castle as a little girl circa 1970. I loved castles! Unfortunately we arrived late in the day and the castle was just about to be locked up for the night. However, the kind "keeper" recognised my disappointment and invited my family and I to return at 9am the following day and he would allow me to unlock the castle to let the days visitors in. On our arrival the following day I was presented with the biggest key I had ever seen and with great pride I unlocked the huge wooden castle door. I felt very proud and honoured. If the kind gentleman who bestowed this honour upon me should by any chance see this review, I offer him my sincere thanks, he made a little girl very very happy indeed!
Great audio tour with snippets of Monty Python thrown in. One of the best audio guides we've had, and also the scene of TV SHow "Outlander"
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