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“So Cool” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Doune Castle

Doune Castle
Castle Road, Doune, Stirling FK16 6EA, Scotland
01786841742
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Ranked #2 of 4 Attractions in Doune
Type: Castles, Cultural
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Owner description: Built for the Regent Albany, Doune Castle is a magnificent late 14th century courtyard castle. Its most striking feature is the 100ft high gatehouse which includes the splendid Lord's Hall with its musicians' gallery, double fireplace and carved oak screen.Discover the new nature trail in the castle grounds or take an audio tour of the castle narrated by Monty Python's Terry Jones. Hear the exciting history of the medieval castle and residents, as well stories of the making of Monty Python and the Holy Grail which was filmed at the castle. Visitors can hear clips from the film and find out about the alternative history of Spamalot, elderberries, African swallows and wooden badgers.
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“So Cool”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

I consider myself a castle connoisseur. I've been to many and I'm very particular about the type I like. If you prefer castles kept us to appear as though people still live in them, this one is not for you. But if you prefer using your imagination and exploring, visit Doune Castle! You'll get an audio-guide and then you are free to look around. I especially liked the en-suite bathroom and then giant fireplace in the kitchen. The audio-guide really helps you envision what it used to look like. And if you are a fan of Monty Python and the Holy Grail, you'll enjoy seeing this castle in person.

Visited April 2013
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“get doon to doune”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

doune castle is a near complete castle, near Stirling in lovely countryside,it is part of the Historic Scotland properties.Part of the Movie "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" was filmed here.It is a stunning castle to visit.Lots of stairs and as you would expect no Lift.

Visited April 2013
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“A must for Monty Python fans”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

As a Monty Python fan I found this castle particularly fun since I recognized much of the castle from The Holy Grail movie. It was fun to roam the castle and listen to the information about each room to learn about the history of the castle. I particularly liked the view from the battlements. The castle is quite large with many rooms and staircases. If you prefer not to go inside you can walk around at no cost.

Visited April 2013
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“Interesting castle”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

A nice little castle still pretty much intact. Surprisingly used in the Monty Python Holy Grail film.

Visited April 2013
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Stirling, United Kingdom
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“Our favourite castle”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Lots to see, steps to climb, loads of different rooms, great views. We like to go as it's getting dark in winter, take a torch and play at being spooky!
Terry Jones's Monty Python-inspired audio tour is fantastic, even suitable for older children due to the humour.

Visited December 2012
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