The Central Highlands Sights

Doune Castle

  • Castle Rd. Map It
  • Doune
  • Castle/Palace/Chateau

Published 10/27/2015

Fodor's Review

No self-respecting Highland chief's attire was complete without an ornate pair of pistols made in Doune, 5 miles west of Dunblane. Today the community is more widely known for having one of the best-preserved medieval castles in Scotland. It's also a place of pilgrimage for fans of Monty Python and Holy Grail, which was filmed here. Doune Castle is grim and high-walled, with a daunting central keep and echoing, drafty stairways up to the curtain-wall walk. The views make the climb well worthwhile. There is a good audio guide narrated by Monty Python's Terry Gilliam. The best place to photograph this squat, walled fort is from the bridge, a little way upstream.

Sight Information

Address:

Castle Rd., Doune, Stirling, FK16 6EA, Scotland

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Phone:

01786-841742

Sight Details:

  • £5
  • Apr.–Sept., daily 9:30–5:30; Oct., daily 9:30–4; Nov.–Mar., Sat.–Wed. 9:30–4

Published 10/27/2015

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