Doune Castle

Doune Castle is a medieval stronghold near the village of Doune, in the Stirling district of central Scotland. The castle is sited on a wooded bend where the Ardoch Burn flows into the River Teith.

Recent research has shown that Doune Castle was originally built in the thirteenth century, then probably damaged in the Scottish Wars of Independence, before being rebuilt in its present form in the late 14th century by Robert Stewart, Duke of Albany (c.1340–1420), the son of King Robert II of Scotland, and Regentof Scotland from 1388 until his death.

The British comedy film Monty Python and the Holy Grail — a parody of the legends of King Arthur by the Monty Python team — was filmed on location in Scotland in 1974. The song and dance routine "Knights of the Round Table" at "Camelot" was filmed in the Great Hall. The servery and kitchen appear as "Castle Anthrax", where Sir Galahad the Chaste (Michael Palin) is chased by seductive girls.

You can get an audio guide at the entrance narrated by Monty Python’s Terry Jones. It is simply hilarious. I almost fell off the stairs laughing when Terry Jones tells about the history of the castle and how the crew filmed the movie there.

The twenty closest neighbours in the database:

Stirling Castle (9 km), Falkirk Wheel (24 km), Glasgow (Scotland) (39 km), Edinburgh (Scotland) (58 km), New Lanark (60 km), Inveraray Castle (64 km), Culzean Castle (103 km), Balmoral Castle (108 km), Fort George (Highland) (155 km), Alnwick Castle (170 km), Blackpool (United Kingdom) (270 km), York (United Kingdom) (311 km), Liverpool (United Kingdom) (316 km), Boyne Valley: Newgrange, Knowth and Battle of the Boyne (317 km), Manchester (United Kingdom) (322 km), Dublin (Ireland) (347 km), Llangollen (United Kingdom) (362 km), Chatsworth House (364 km), Lincoln (United Kingdom) (398 km), Clonmacnoise Monastery (406 km)

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