NN 728-011 Perthshire Scotland
Doune Castle is a late 14th century stone enclosure fortress, founded by Robert Stewart, Duke of Albany, Earl of Menteith and Fife. A castle planned in a single episode but Albany’s vision for four ranges of buildings set around a central court was never completed. The principal accommodation was housed in the range along the north and west sides but we don't know what he planned for the south range, though the surviving windows suggest something grand. The main range is as perfect a piece of medieval castle planning as one will find anywhere. 8 miles south-east is Stirling Castle.
Doune Castle is located east of the village centre, off Main Street. 8 miles north-west of Stirling, on the A84-A820.
The site is owned by Historic Scotland and is open daily, April to September 9:30-6:30pm, October 9:30-4:30pm, Saturday to Wednesday November to March 9:30-4:30pm.
There is a car park.