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Explore this 14th century courtyard castle in Doune, with a striking 100 ft high gatehouse and one of the best preserved great halls in Scotland. The formidable Doune Castle was built for the Regent Albany. The striking keep-gatehouse combines...more
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My husband and I were so excited to visit a spot where both Monty Python and the Holy Grail and Outlander were shot.
Loved to be able to wander around listening to stars of these production doing the narration on our self guided tour.
First off if you are coming here expecting Winterfell castle... People, it’s a TV series. It’s made up.
If you want to see an actual castle this one doesn’t disappoint. You can walk from room to room imagining daily life. Picture your life as a...More
This was the Castle that featured in Monty Pythons quest for the holy grail and the electronic tour is narrated by one of the Monty Python members.
It is a very small castle by comparison but interesting all the same.
Worth a look if you...More
This is a ruin from the 14th century but it’s amazing just how well it’s stood up to the ravages of time. (A little battered by the storms of 2017/18) there is a little scaffolding keeping it upright but I defy anyone who has issue...More
This place was used as a set in the series of Outlander. The interior is deliciously medieval. The turn from the main road to the parking lot is a very tight turn so beware, especially if you are driving a manual transmission. Well worth the...More
Cone early in winter as this closes early (by 4pm I thought) but it is open in Winter. Not all the castles are. Free parking (at least when we went). The staff were nice and chatty and the audio tour is informative and makes the...More
Response from alonn_bilbray | Reviewed this property |
You can purchase entry there. If you are going to see a lot of castles while you are in Scotland, I would suggest looking into purchasing an Explorer Pass. My husband and I save a lot of money by purchasing one. Definitely... More
You can purchase entry there. If you are going to see a lot of castles while you are in Scotland, I would suggest looking into purchasing an Explorer Pass. My husband and I save a lot of money by purchasing one. Definitely get the audio guide when going to a Doune Castle. It’s extremely informative.
Is it possible/safe to walk from Doune to (8 Replies)
We are planning to visit Doune (castle and the town) from Stirling on a Sunday and considering Deanston Distillery as well. No car. We found the First bus #59 schedule, but as Sunday service is limited, it is difficult to include a distillery tour if we do not want to take the first bus out of Stirling or the last bus back with lots of waiting in between. Is it possible/safe to walk from Doune to the distillery? Google maps shows only 1.3 miles from the castle to the distillery, but we would...More
June 06, 2016|
Looks fine on StreetView - the bridge is narrow, but pretty short, and with that sharp bend everyone will have to slow down. https://email@example.com,-4.061306,3a,75y,17.58h,73.5t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1st05Zn9Q_S8WZ0hIdmQkaSw!2e0!7i13312!8i6656 Footpaths for all the rest.
We are almost ready to leave--thanks for all of your help! (3 Replies)
Thanks to all of the people on the Scotland forums for answering my questions as I prepared for my husband and I to travel to Scotland in just a few short days! I ended up having fewer than I thought I would have given the wonderful questions asked by earlier travelers and the detailed answers given by all of you. We are traveling a small circle of Scotland to get a taste of a little bit of everything--from Edinburgh through the East Neuk villages to Saint Andrews to Killin by way of Perth...More
October 07, 2013|
Hope you have a great time!
Easiest transportation method from Edinburgh to Doune castle (6 Replies)
Hi! What's the easiest way to get to Doune castle from Edinburgh area? Thanks!
June 19, 2015|
If you have the option to hire a car for your visit to Scotland then it'll save you a lot of time and open up a whole lot more of the country; most of the best sights have a car park or street parking but often don't have a bus stop or train station nearby. Doune Castle is a one hour drive from Edinburgh so while public transport is an option it really isn't the best way to get there. Public transport in Scotland can also be quite expensive; a return trip to Doune from Edinburgh will cost...More