Doune Castle

Marvel at the splendour of Doune Castle, built as the home of Regent Albany, ‘Scotland’s uncrowned king’. His rich tastes can be seen clearly in the architecture of the medieval courtyard castle.

Today, you can walk in the footsteps of rulers both real and fictional. Doune is a popular filming location and has featured in Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Game of Thrones and Outlander. Actor/director Terry Jones narrates an audio tour that reveals Doune’s exciting history and tales from the Holy Grail film set.

What to see and do

  • Take the audio tour narrated by Monty Python’s Terry Jones
  • Picture the cathedral-like great hall full of Albany’s guests enjoying his ‘belly cheer’
  • Step into the kitchen and servery to imagine how great banquets were prepared
  • Admire the views from the battlements over the River Teith and towards the Menteith Hills and Ben Lomond
  • Take our fun fact-finding quiz while exploring the castle.

Opening times

1 Apr to 30 Sept:  

  • Daily, 9.30am to 5.30pm
  • Last entry 5pm
 1 Oct to 31 Mar:  
  • Daily, 10am to 4pm
  • Last entry 3.30pm

Sunday  10:00 - 16:00  Open
Monday  10:00 - 16:00  Open
Tuesday  10:00 - 16:00  Open
Wednesday  10:00 - 16:00  Open
Thursday  10:00 - 16:00  Open
Friday  10:00 - 16:00  Open
Saturday  10:00 - 16:00  Open
Doune Castle
  • Doune Castle,
    Castle Hill,
    Doune, FK16 6EA
  • 01786 841 742

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