About this Attraction

Historic Environment Scotland is the lead public body set up to investigate, care for and promote Scotland’s historic environment.
From brochs, castles and palaces to abbeys, towers and tombs there are over 5000 years’ worth of history for you to enjoy.

ENTRANCE FEES TO 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 available on site

FREE PLACE POLICY: Tour Leader enters free of charge if party consists of 11 or more paying pax.

RATIOS FOR GROUPS TRAVELLING CHILDREN: Under 5s (1 adult for every 2 children), Ages 5-7 (1 adult for every 6 children), Ages 8-15 (1 adult for every 10 children)

NOTE: ALL visits must now be pre-booked. We will reconfirm with booking reference which must be displayed on vouchers.

IMPORTANT REMARKS FROM HISTORIC SCOTLAND:

“As part of our commitment to improving the visitor experience and to ensure the health and safety of all visitors and staff, the following guidelines will be in place from 1 March 2020.As part of our commitment to improving the visitor experience and to ensure the health and safety of all visitors and staff, the following guidelines will be in place from 1 March 2020.

Coach Bookings
Limited parking facilities on site mean groups must book a coach parking space to guarantee entry. If a coach arrives without a booking or with an incorrect order number, the group may be turned away.
We would like to remind you that the timeslots are absolute – coaches must arrive and leave within the start and finish time.

Vehicles on Site
As various works start to take place to improve the site, large coaches are no longer able to use the access road to pick up and drop off.
The maximum size of coach we can now accommodate on site is a 33-seater.
Following previous RTAs at the acute bend on the approach from the Dunblane side, it is advised that all coaches should enter from the A84 side which passes through Doune village. With the safety of our visitors and staff in mind, all vehicles must adhere to the 15mph speed limit.

Photo Stops
Photo stops are no longer permitted during standard opening hours due to limited space on site”

See Covid-safe measures here:
https://www.historicenvironment.scot/reopening-faqs/

Last Updated: 19.07.2020

How to find this Attraction

DOUNE CASTLE
Castle Hill
Doune
FK16 6EA

Policies

CHILD POLICY: 5-15 years old charged at reduced rates (see tariff).

RATIOS FOR GROUPS TRAVELLING CHILDREN: Under 5s (1 adult for every 2 children), Ages 5-7 (1 adult for every 6 children), Ages 8-15 (1 adult for every 10 children).

CANCELLATION POLICY: N/A