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Doune Castle

Castle Hill, Doune, FK16 6EA, United Kingdom | 01786 841742 | Website

Venue Description

This site is open for you to enjoy but there are currently some access restrictions in place as a precautionary measure. 1 Apr to 30 Sept: Daily, 9.30 to 5.30pm Last entry is 4.45pm 1 Oct to 31 Mar: Daily, 10am to 4pm Last entry 3.30pm The near-complete castle was the home of Regent Albany, Scotland's 'uncrowned king'. It was later a royal residence, a dower house for widowed queens and a Jacobite prison. The audio guide is narrated by two actors who have filmed scenes at Doune Castle: Terry Jones, director and star of Monty Python and the Holy Gail, and Sam Heughan, star of the hit TV show Outlander. The castle was also a filming location for Game of Thrones.

Accessibility

Approach to site The path to the castle is 275m long. It starts off on tarmac at a slight incline and ends with a very steep gradient and rough, uneven cobbles. These can be very slippery when wet. The route is visible from the car park. Visitor centre The entrance has rough uneven cobbles and is on an upward slope with a single handrail. The visitor centre has four high uneven stone steps up into it and no handrail. Monument The courtyard is grassed and uneven. The ground floor exhibition is step-free. The first floor, including Kitchen, Great Hall and Duke’s Hall, is reached up a straight stair of 13 steps with a handrail. There are several raised thresholds. The second floor, containing the Duchess’s Hall and other chambers, is reached by uneven spiral staircases with handrails. Surroundings The castle sits in extensive wood and parkland. There is a footpath to the village of Doune and a riverside walk.

Access Statement

Access Statement Link: http://www.historicenvironment.scot/access

Toilets

There is an adapted toilet in the cottage, about 300m from the castle along an artificial grass surface.

Staff

Information about the staff has not been added for this venue.

COVID Precautions

Information about COVID precautions has not been added for this venue.

The venue says it has...

  • Audio Described
  • Carer Discount
  • Disabled Access
  • Large Print
  • Disabled Parking
  • Access Statement

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User Ratings

Overall

4
Access
4
Parking
3
Toilets
4
Staff
5