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Doune Castle is Winterfell in Game of Thrones and features in Monty Python’s Holy Grail. Visit Doune Castle on a unique private tour to the Game of Thrones Castle in Scotland – Winterfell . Check availability by phoning us now on 07305-294773 or contact us online . Private tours Edinburgh Toll free number 1-866-233-2644
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The castle was used as the set for Winterfell in the TV series Game of Thrones (2011–present), an adaptation of the A Song of Ice and Fire series of novels by George R. R. Martin.
Doune featured in the pilot episode and episode one of Game of Thrones. Your guide will give details of the history of the castle , information about the Game of Thrones filming plus all the other films made at Doune Castle including Monty Python and the Holy Grail .
Doune is one of the best preserved medieval castles in Scotland.
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The Great Hall is 20 metres by 8 metres , and 12 metres high to its timber roof, again a 19th-century replacement.The hall has no fireplace, and was presumably heated by a central fire, and ventilated by means of a louvre like the one in the modern roof. No details of the original roof construction are known, however, and the restoration is conjectural.Large windows light the hall, and stairs lead down to the three cellars on ground level.
The hall is accessed from the courtyard via a stair up to a triangular lobby, which in turn links the hall and kitchens by means of two large serving hatches with elliptical arches, unusual for this period. The kitchen tower, virtually a tower house in its own right, is 17 metres (56 ft) by 8 metres (26 ft). The vaulted kitchen is on the hall level, above a cellar. One of the best-appointed castle kitchens in Scotland of its date, it has an oven and a 5.5-metre (18 ft) wide fireplace. A stair turret, added in 1581 and possibly replacing a timber stair, leads up from the lobby to two storeys of guest rooms. These include the “Royal Apartments”, a suite of two bedrooms plus an audience chamber, suitable for royal visitors.
Doune Castle has featured in several literary works, including the 17th-century ballad, “The Bonny Earl of Murray”, which relates the murder of James Stewart, 2nd Earl of Moray, by the Earl of Huntly, in 1592. In Sir Walter Scott’s first novel, Waverley (1814), the protagonist Edward Waverley is brought to Doune Castle by the Jacobites. Scott’s romantic novel describes the “gloomy yet picturesque structure”, with its “half-ruined turrets”.
The castle was used as a location in MGM’s 1952 historical film Ivanhoe which featured Robert Taylor and Elizabeth Taylor. The BBC adaptation of “Ivanhoe” in 1996 also featured Doune as a location. The castle was used as a stand-in for the fictional “Leoch Castle” in the TV adaption of the Outlander series of novels.
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On the tour we pass the Kelpies , The Kelpies are 100 feet high and each one was made from 300 tonnes of steel . In five years the Kelpies have had over one million visitors. Kelpies gifts and souvenirs can be bought online . Over 50 gifts available including t-shirts, throw pillows and prints .
Our photo tours of Scotland set off from Edinburgh and feature visits to the top scenic locations in the Highlands of Scotland .
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This day trip from Edinburgh is ideal for solo travellers and small groups of up to to 4 people .
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