Visit the Game of Thrones castle - Doune Castle - on our unique day trip tour. Visit Doune Castle on a unique private tour of the Game of Thrones Castle in Scotland – Winterfell from Private tours Edinburgh. Doune is Winterfell, the house of Stark
Doune Castle is Winterfell in Game of Thrones .Visit Doune Castle on a unique private tour of the Game of Thrones Castle in Scotland – Winterfell . Check availability by phoning us now on 07305-294773 or contact us online . Private tours Edinburgh.
This tour costs £200 for a group of up to 4 people .
Also available - Game of Thrones and Outlander tours - visit Doune Castle plus three Outlander filming locations . Check availability by phoning or texting us now on +447305-294773 or contact us online .
Game of Thrones castle tour special offer – one free castle explorer pass for tours booked for January, February and March .The castle explorer pass gives free entry to 70 castles and country houses in Scotland, including Doune Castle and Edinburgh Castle . Tours for groups of up to four people run daily six days a week from 10 am to 1 pm in winter .
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.
Filming took place in the courtyard and the Great Hall . Doune is one of the best preserved medieval castles in Scotland.
Behind the scenes access
Visitors to the castle can get details about Game of Thrones filming in the Great Hall and courtyard of the castle .
Take the audio tour of the castle narrated by Monty Python’s Terry Jones and Outlander's Jamie Fraser ( Sam Heughan ) .
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 five claims to move fame -
Doune Castle has featured in several literary works . In Sir Walter Scott’s first novel, Waverley (1814), the protagonist Edward Waverley is brought to Doune Castle by the Jacobites.
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.
Game of Thrones Doune Castle
Doune is Winterfell, home of the house of Stark .
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This day trip from Edinburgh is ideal for solo travellers and small groups of up to to 4 people .
Day trip from Edinburgh
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One free castle explorer pass for tours booked for January, February and March
Special offer - one free castle explorer pass for tours booked for January, February and March . The pass gives one person free entry to 70 castles in Scotland for three days , including Blackness Castle , Linlithgow Palace and Edinburgh and Stirling Castle. For more details phone +44131 549 9785 or contact us online .
Offer running dates:
14 Jan 2020 — 31 Mar 2020
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