Doune Castle

The castle is in a Level 4 COVID protection area and is closed. Find out more about Historic Environment Scotland’s COVID response.

Marvel at the magnificence 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, Games of Thrones and Outlander.

What to see and do:

  • Take an audio tour
  • 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

For admission prices and opening times please visit our website.

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