Doune Castle

Castles

Castle Road, Doune, Clackmannanshire, 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.

     

    Gradings
    4 Castle
    Awards
    Green Tourism Gold
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2014 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2014 - 31 Dec 2014

    Closed Thursday and Friday 1st October-31st March

    Facilities

    • ASVA Member

    Wedding Services

    • Religious Ceremony
    • Civil Ceremony

    Payment Methods

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    • Diners Card
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    • Mastercard

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