1 Apr to 30 Sept:
Daily, 9.30am to 5.30pm
Last entry at 5 pm
Built for the Regent Albany, Doune Castle is a magnificent late 14th-century courtyard castle.
Its most striking feature is the 100ft high gatehouse which includes the splendid Lord's Hall with its musicians' gallery, double fireplace and carved oak screen.
Discover the new nature trail in the castle grounds or take an audio tour of the castle narrated by Monty Python's Terry Jones. Hear the exciting history of the medieval castle and residents, as well as stories of the making of Monty Python and the Holy Grail which was filmed at the castle. Visitors can hear clips from the film and find out about the alternative history of Spamalot, elderberries, African swallows and wooden badgers.
For more information, please visit the Doune Castle page of the Historic Scotland website
This resolute 14th-century stronghold - Doune Castle - was used as Outlanders "Castle Leoch’s exterior.
Only eight miles from Stirling, Doune Castle has also been cast in Monty Python’s Holy Grail, Game of Thrones and many more TV and movie productions.