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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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  • I've visited quite a few castles in my time, and this IS a good one to visit. It's well kept, and part of your entry is a headset with numbers to follow with background information on different parts ...  more »
  • If you're a fan of medieval history, the book series Outlander or Monty Python films then you are in for a treat. A truly picturesque castle with an interesting history.  more »
  • So Doune Castle means Castle Castle if you take it back to the Gaelic meaning of the word. This amazing castle has been in the background for some major film and television productions including Monty...  more »
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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.