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Doune is a village northwest of Stirling, famous in the
17th century for the manufacture of pistols. It later became a cotton-manufacturing town, with mills across the river Teith at Deanston, and is now a commuter village for Stirling. To the south is Doune Castle, the well-preserved courtyard castle built in the 14th century beside the River Teith by the Duke of Albany. It was a royal castle from 1425 until the last years of the 16th century, when it came into the possession of the Earls of Moray, who restored it in the 1880s; now in the care of Historic Scotland.

Monty Python And The Holy GrailMonty Python And The Holy Grail (Special Edition) [1974] Doune Castle appears numerous times in Monty Python and the Holy Grail notably as Camelot, the Castle of Guy de Lombard (with Trojan Rabbit), Swamp Castle where Sir Lancelot causes chaos at the wedding, and Castle Anthrax where Sir Galahad has an interesting offer.

On the opposite bank of the river, and partly surrounded by a winding of the stream, stood a massive castle.

Scottish Castles Through History... History.Introduces Scottish castles in history, from the earliest Celtic hill-forts, brochs and crannogs to the great might of the stone castles at Stirling and Edinburgh. The importance of each type of castle is explained and castle life, defences and their role in Scottish history also feature.

The Castles of Western and Northern... Scotland.

Castle Touring Guides: The Heart and... West of Fife.

Tales of Stirling Castle and the Battle... of Bannockburn.

More Tales and Traditions of Scottish... Castles. Audio Cassette. An Audio Cassette collection of tales for anyone who enjoys Scotland's heritage and tales of its gaunt and shadowy ruins.

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If you would like to Tour Doune on a highly personalized small group tour of my native Scotland please e-mail me: Sandy Stevenson

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