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Doune Castle Monty Python Tour

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

This afternoon I am posting some images taken during a recent visit to Doune Castle, which is a well preserved and authentic medieval castle which featured in the film 'Monty Python and the Holy Grail'.

The castle is protected by the River Teith on the west and by the Ardoch Burn on the east.

The castle sits on the site of an earlier earthwork fortification. It was built by Robert Stewart and subsequently became a hunting lodge for the Stewart Court. Doune has experienced many changes and activity including:

  • A Royal fortress in the 15th century
  • A Hunting Lodge
  • A Dower house for three Stewart queens.
  • Stayed loyal to Mary Queen of Scots until 1570.
  • Under control of Earls of Moray since 1590.
  • Occupied by garrisons of redcoats in 1689 and 1715.
  • Captured by Bonnie Prince Charlie in 1745.
  • A prison for soldiers captured at the Battle of Falkirk in 1746.
  • Restoration in 1883.

This castle is close to Stirling and worth a visit.


posted by Catswhiskers @ 8:48 AM 


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