Doune Castle

Castles

Castle Road, Doune, Perthshire, FK16 6EA

    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 domestic quarters including the splendid Lord's Hall with its carved oak screen, musicians' gallery and double fireplace. This was used as a film location for the BBC production of Ivanhoe and Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

    Find out how grand banquets were prepared in the kitchen servery, and enjoy stunning views of the River Teith and Ben Lomond from the battlements.

    The castle courtyard and cellar, including display, is accessible via a steep, cobbled (but partially timbered) tunnel. Assisted access is possible for the determined, but is difficult. Visitors can touch a number of stone features, such as the well in the courtyard.

    Doune Castle on the silver screen

    Outlander film location

    The stunning Doune Castle plays a leading role in the show substituting for the fictional Castle Leoch – home to Colum MacKenzie and his clan in the 18th century episodes. It also features in the 20th century episode where Claire and Frank visit the castle in ruins on a day trip.

    *Outlander is the TV adaptation of the critically acclaimed time travel romance and fantasy adventure novels by American writer Diana Gabaldon. It centres around the story of Claire Randall (played by Caitriona Balfe), a married English combat nurse from 1945 who, while on her second honeymoon in Inverness, is mysteriously swept back in time to the 18th-century Scottish Highlands. There she meets Jamie (played by Sam Heughan), a chivalrous young warrior, with whom she becomes romantically entwined.

    To find out more about the series and its Scottish connections, go to www.visitscotland.com/outlander

     

    Gradings
    4 Castle
    Awards
    Green Tourism Gold
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2015 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2015 - 31 Dec 2015

    Summer 1 April - 30 Sept, Daily 9.30am - 5.30pm (last entry 5pm)
    Winter 1 Oct - 31 March, Daily 10am - 4pm (last entry 3.30pm)

    Ticket Information
    Type
    Tariff
    Adult £5.50 per ticket
    Child £3.30 per ticket
    Concession £4.40 per ticket

    Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

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    • Civil Ceremony
    • Religious Ceremony

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