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“Interesting” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Doune Castle

Doune Castle
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US$636.40*
and up
Private Minibus Tour to the Highlands and West Coast from Edinburgh
Ranked #1 of 5 things to do in Doune
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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 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.
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Interesting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2012

Interesting visit, nicescenic place for an afternoon out.

Visited March 2012
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Ghent, Belgium
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“Pleasant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2012

Maybe not the best castle in Scotland to visit but certainly the funniest.
A must if you're a Python fan.

Visited April 2012
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Castles., Lochs and Mountains - Scotland.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2012

Quite daunting but most interesting. Though provoking too.

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Highlander in Dalkeith, Edinburgh
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Doune castle could be better and needs a makeover”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2012

Life of Brian fans must visit - but there are many better castle vistas and interiors in Scotland - the nearby Stirling castle which is truly amazing

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Don't "Run Away!!!" Visit the Castle!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2012

This is where "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" was filmed. It is a delightful castle with extensive history and well worth visiting. The downside is if you want to get a copy of the movie to watch in your hotel room you will not find it at the gift shop. You will also not find it in Doune. I know. I tried.

Visited August 2011
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