Doune Castle | Day Out With The Kids

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Doune Castle

  • Doune
  • Outdoor
  • Ages 0-12
  • Castles and Palaces

Attraction Information

Built for the Regent Albany, Doune Castle is a magnificent late 14th century courtyard castle that kids of all ages can get imaginative about.

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.

Opening hours

1st April - 30th September: Monday to Sunday 09:30 - 17:30

1st October - 31st March: Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 16:00


Adults (16+): £5.50

Kids (5–15): £3.30

Concessions: £4.40

Under 5's: Free

Travel & Contact Information


Castle Road, Doune, Stirling and Falkirk, FK16 6EA, Scotland

Phone number

01786 841742



Click here to visit Doune Castle's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite and nearby.

Yes, there are toilets and accessible toilets.

No, there are no baby changing facilities.

Doune Castle has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant.

Doune Castle has not told us if they are fully wheelchair friendly.

Doune Castle has not told us if they are fully pushchair friendly.

Doune Castle has not told us if they are dog friendly.

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