Doune Castle - Day 5

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Doune Castle
After getting stuffed at Drover's Inn Pub, we made out way to Doune Castle.

Doune Castle is one of the popular castles in Scotland because it is the set where the Monty Python movie was shot. Now, I have personally not seen the movies; however, perhaps after seeing the castle I should take that into consideration.

The Duke of Albany, Robert Stewart, built this castle in the 1300s. The castle was often used as a royal retreat and hunting lodge in the 1400s. In 1833, major restorations were done on the castle and continued on throughout the years. The castle is currently in the ownership of the Historic Scotland.

This castle definitely receives a lot of funding and tourist. Though the castle itself does not have any furniture to identify which area of the castle you may be in, you can paid a couple of pounds more to receive the luxury of getting an audio guide.
Doune Castle, coutyard
I definitely recommend that you do buy the audio guide because it makes the especially much more memorable.

The main entrance to the castle has a gait 14m high and still has its wooden, spiked gate. The entrance is also built on an angle of cobble stones to assist with security of the castle gates. The castle also contains many other areas of interest such as the great hall (where I'm sure they hosted many parties), the Lord's Hall (I think it was like a court of something) and rooms with massive fireplaces (2.6m in length).

Even though I have never seen the movie, I enjoyed walking around and exploring this castle. I really do think the audio guide was informative and a bonus to the experience.
Dr_Seuss says:
I love looking at the archiecture where ever I go. Just don't remember Doune looking as good as this :). Sometimes the problem of travelling is ignoring what is in your own back yard
Posted on: Jun 07, 2010
signedcutie says:
I think it's all of a matter of opinion and what you like. I'm a big fan of architecture so I really enjoyed it. Plus I think the audio guide really helped with the experience.
Posted on: Jun 06, 2010
Dr_Seuss says:
Don't remember it being that interesting :O Only about 30 miles up the road, and was one of the places they used to take us on primary school trips. Don't think I've been back since :(
Posted on: Jun 06, 2010
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Massive fireplace!
Massive fireplace!
hehe...the toilet area
hehe...the toilet area
Looking down the toilet to outside
Looking down the toilet to outside
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Lord Halls, Doune Castle
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Lords Hall, Doune Castle
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