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Doune Castle, Doune

(4.6/5 based on 1,200+ reviews on the web)
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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  • We absolutely LOVED touring Doune Castle! We enjoyed the audio tour, walking through the living quarters, kitchens and grand halls was truly a journey back in time. It was also fun learning about Mont...  more »
  • Love the castle, is very well preserved and the audio guide is perfect to see room after room in order and picturing how lite must have been in that time  more »
  • What more do I need? The castle is a large, well preserved and give a good picture of life in a medieval castle. With children is the absolutely brilliant-that it is so completely makes it easy to imagine how it was used. At the same time the Castle used by both Monty Python and in the Outlander, and it's fun to recognize hooks and rooms from the TV screen. Audioguiden read by Terry Jones must be Scotland's best-don't drop it!
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  • Love it, great little castle with a charming tour. I'm a big fan of Monty Python so it was neat to see the castle in person. They were also promoting the Outlander TV show, which I haven't seen, so I guess if you're a fan of either show, it's worth a visit!
  • Doune castle was the smallest castle we went to, but it was one of the best. Your were able to better see what a medieval castle look like and explore more of the types of rooms than the some of the bigger castles. The audio tour box and headset was included with the price of the ticket and not an extra charge. If you are a Monty Python Flying Circus - Se reach for the Holy Grail and Outlander fan, Both were filmed at Doune castle, Terry Jones from Monty Python fame narrated the audio tour with special sections on search for the Holly Grail. One of the stars from Outlander narrated their section. Well worth the time and money
  • We were driving home from a weekend away and saw this place, decided to stop here. Glad we did, this castle is amazing. Monty Python and Game Of Thrones, it was brilliant.
  • Quite a spectacular site with good parking and services. If you're interested in history it's well worth taking the audio tour. The only downside was the omission of any Game of Thrones references, though the funny jokes and Monty Python references really weighed that up.
  • Excellent castle to visit. Liked the whole experience. Reasonable admission price use of free audio guide.