Doune Castle

Close to the village of Doune in Stirlingshire, Scotland sits the medieval stronghold of Doune Castle. The castle is situated on the River Teith where it flows into the River Forth.

Doune was the seat of Robert Stewart, the 1st Duke of Albany and Governor of Scotland. He acquired the castle in 1361, when he married Margaret Graham, Countess of Menteith. Albany was the younger brother of Robert III, who was politically weak and physically infirm after an injury. Albany became governor and the effective ruler of the kingdom – for all but two years – from 1386 until his death in 1420. When the future king, James I, was taken prisoner in England in 1406, Albany was left as both Governor and Guardian of Scotland.

Yet Doune only officially became a royal castle after the death of both Albany and his son Murdoch, who was executed by James I on his return to Scotland in 1424. Doune’s role as royal retreat effectively came to an end in 1603, when James VI left for London, to become James I of England.

The castle has been used as a filming location for Ivanhoe, Game of Thrones, Outlander and Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

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