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  CastleXplorer - Doune Castle
Doune Castle lies south-east of Doune village on a promontory between the River Teith and the Ardoch Burn.
The castle reflects the importance of its owner and the large hall and kitchen are testimony to the level of entertaining that a man in his position would have had to provide.
Doune was garrisoned by government troops during the Jacobite risings of 1689 and 1715.
www.castlexplorer.co.uk /scotland/doune/doune.php   (315 words)

  
  Doune Castle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The castle was largely built at the end of the 14th century by Robert Stewart, 1st Duke of Albany whose brother King Robert III of Scotland became unfit to rule, and from 1388 Albany governed the Kingdom.
In 1570, the first Lord Doune, Sir James Stewart was granted possession of the castle by James V. Lord Doune's grandson became the Earl of Moray by marrying the Regent Moray's daughter, and the Earls of Moray have owned it ever since.
Shortly afterwards at "Castle Anthrax" Sir Galahad the chaste is chased by seductive "girlies" in Doune Castle's servery and kitchen.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Doune_Castle   (1092 words)

  
 Doune - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Doune is a burgh in the district of Stirling, Scotland, on the River Teith.
The town is dominated by Doune Castle, built in the late 14th century.
Doune was also famous for its manufacture of pistols, but this eventually ceased due to the competition of manufacturers in, for example, Birmingham where production was cheaper.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Doune   (161 words)

  
 Doune Castle Feature Page on Undiscovered Scotland
Doune Castle was built at the end of the 1300s for Robert Stewart, Duke of Albany (see our Historical Timeline).
Doune Castle then became a royal retreat and hunting lodge and was used by successive monarchs for more than a century.
The gate tower is at the north-east corner of the castle enclosure and the gateway is formed by an arch at the head of a 14m long vaulted passage.
www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk /doune/dounecastle   (718 words)

  
 Tour Historic Doune
Doune Castle is not readily glimpsed from the town itself, strangely enough lying in a low but strong position at the junction of Ardoch and Teith.
After the execution of Murdoch Stewart and his sons, the castle and earldom was merged with the Crown, until James IV settled it on his English queen, Margaret Tudor--who, in 1525 passed it to her third husband, Henry Stewart, Lord Methven, actually a descendant of Albany.
Not far to the east of Doune Castle, on higher ground, is the most attractive late 6th century lesser laird's house of Newton Doune, a small L-planned fortalice, harled and pink-washed, unusual in that its wing has a rounded not a square gable.
www.scotland247.co.uk /doune-castle2.htm   (1138 words)

  
 Travels in Scotland : Castles and Towers : Doune Castle
Doune was later used as a hunting seat by James II and a dower house for Mary of Gueldres, Margaret of Denmark, and Margaret Tudor, the consorts of James II,III,IV.
In 1570, Doune was being held for the exiled Mary, Queen of Scots.
Doune Castle lies between a tributary burn and the Teith River, and has probably been the site of a castle since the Romans built a fort nearby to control this waterway.
www.phouka.com /travel/castles/doune/doune.html   (466 words)

  
 Scotland the Movie Location Guide - Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Doune Castle
Doune Castle at the time was privately owned so could be used for filming.
Doune Castle is now run by Scottish Heritage the sucessor several times removed to the Department of the Envirionment.
Outside filming locations were down the small hill to the left of the castle entrance(Castle of Guy de Lombard trojan rabbit), the front gate (Swamp Castle), wall to the left of the gate (swallow scene and french scene) and at the rear of the castle.
www.scotlandthemovie.com /movies/mpdoune.html   (267 words)

  
 Doune Castle & Mary, Queen of Scots
Doune's position at the cross road of routes from the south to the north and west, made it an extremely enviable stronghold in the middle ages.
Doune served as a royal hunting lodge and was occasionally used by Mary, Queen of Scots.
Doune was held by forces loyal to her until 1570.
www.marie-stuart.co.uk /Castles/Doune.htm   (313 words)

  
 Clan Stirling Online! Research Library Article
Castle of Doune was the theater of several important deeds, and the theme of more than one pathetic ballad.
Doune Castle overhangs the point of a narrow green promontory, with the Teith rolling at its base on one side, and the mountain torrent of Ardoch descending with its tribute from the other.
The demesnes of the castle having been erected into a barony prior to the abolition of hereditary jurisdiction in the year 1748, courts of law were held in it; but, happily for the Scottish peasantry, these "hereditary and exclusive privileges" were thenceforth solemnly transferred to the executive government of the country.
www.clanstirling.org /Main/lib/photos/DouneCastlePrint1850s-byBi.html   (331 words)

  
 Doune Castle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-23)
Doune Castle was built at the end of the fourteenth century by Robert Stewart, first duke of Albany and earl of Menteith and Fife.
The castle represented the principal stronghold of the earldom of Menteith, and is currently undergoing extensive conservation, but is still open to the public.
Doune became formally a royal castle, being used as hunting lodge, country retreat and dower house for three queens of Scotland.
www.heritage.me.uk /castles/doune.htm   (674 words)

  
 Doune Castle - wee guides to scotland castles and mansions
The castle was built by Robert Stewart, Duke of Albany, who virtually ruled Scotland during the reign of Robert III and the imprisonment in England of the young James I. When Albany died in 1420, his son, Murdoch, succeeded him as Regent, but when James I was freed in 1424 he had Murdoch executed.
Doune was kept as a royal hunting lodge, prison, and dower house for the widows of James III, James IV and James V. It was occasionally used by Mary, Queen of Scots, and was held by forces loyal to her until 1570.
Doune was occupied by the Marquis of Montrose in 1645, and by Government troops during the Jacobite Risings of 1689 and 1715.
www.scotland2000.com /weeguides/castles/51.htm   (246 words)

  
 DOUNE - LoveToKnow Article on DOUNE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-23)
Doune Castle, now in ruins, occupies a commanding position on the Teith, at the point where it is joined by the Ardoch.
The braes of Doune lie to the north-west of the town and extend towards Ijam Var.
S.W; of Doune, on the right bank of the Teith, was the scene of the labors of James Smith (I 789 i85o), the agricultural engineer, w~io was also manager of the cotton mills established there in 2785.
www.1911ency.org /D/DO/DOUNE.htm   (764 words)

  
 doune castle stirling scotland
Doune Castle was built largely in the 14th century by Robert Stewart, Duke of Albany.
The castle was occasionally used by Mary Queen of Scots and was held by men loyal to her until 1570.
Doune Castle is in demand as a film location and can be seen in 'Ivanhoe' and 'Monty Python and the Holy Grail'.
www.instirling.com /sight/doune.htm   (264 words)

  
 doune castle pictures and photographs images of Scottish castles
Doune Castle may look strangely familiar, even to those who have never visited before.
Doune Castle is the place where they filmed "Monty Python and the Holy Grail".
The impressive fortress of Doune Castle was built in the late 14thC by Robert Stewart, Duke of Albany, who effectively ruled Scotland during the reign of Robert III and while James I was imprisoned in England.
www.scotlandforvisitors.co.uk /doune.php   (179 words)

  
 Doune Castle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-23)
Doune Castle was built at the end of the fourteenth century by Robert Stewart, first duke of Albany and earl of Menteith and Fife.
The castle represented the principal stronghold of the earldom of Menteith, and is currently undergoing extensive conservation, but is still open to the public.
Doune became formally a royal castle, being used as hunting lodge, country retreat and dower house for three queens of Scotland.
www.ukheritage.net /castles/doune.htm   (655 words)

  
 Illustrated Guide to Places to Visit - Doune Castle
The present Doune Castle was established at the end of the 14th century by Robert Stuart, the first Duke of Albany and younger son of King Robert II.
The castle was used as a royal retreat by King James I to VI.
In recent years the castle has gained considerable publicity through being used in the film "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" (it was also used in the film "Ivanhoe" many years earlier) and Python fans have been known to make the pilgimage to Doune for that reason.
www.rampantscotland.com /visit/blvisitdoune.htm   (637 words)

  
 Doune Perthshire Scotland information
The village of Doune lies by the River Teith in southern Perthshire.
The main attraction is Doune Castle, an impressive fortress overlooking the River Teith, dates from the 14thC.
Doune was once famous for the manufacture of Scottish pistols, the trade having been introduced in by Robert Caddell in 1645.
www.perthshire-scotland.co.uk /doune2.htm   (166 words)

  
 Doune   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-23)
The village of Doune lies by the River Teith in southern Perthshire.
The main attraction is Doune Castle, an impressive fortress overlooking the River Teith, dates from the 14thC.
Doune was once famous for the manufacture of Scottish pistols, the trade having been introduced in by Robert Caddell in 1645.
www.btinternet.com /~andrew_morton/dunardry/Doune.htm   (286 words)

  
 Stewart Society   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-23)
The castle was built by Murdoch, Duke of Albany, who was Regent of Scotland from 1419 until 1424, during the captivity of James I in England, and who was executed by James on his return to Scotland in the latter year.
The castle, which is now a ruin, is constructed as buildings round two sides of a courtyard, dominating a strong position on a tongue of land at the confluence of the rivers Teith and Ardoch.
During the '45 the castle was in Hanoverian hands and was used as a strong prison for troublesome Jacobites.
www.stewartsociety.org /places/places_pages/place_Doune_Castle.htm   (243 words)

  
 Castelli europei, Inghilterra: Doune Castle, castello del film Monthy Python and the Holy Grail
The castle was built by Robert Stewart, Duke of Albany, who virtually ruled Scotland during the reign of Robert III and the imprisonment in England of the young James I. When Albany died in 1420, his son, Murdoch, succeeded him as Regent, but when James I was freed in 1424 he had Murdoch executed.
Doune was kept as a royal hunting lodge, prison, and dower house for the widows of James III, James IV and James V. It was occasionally used by Mary, Queen of Scots, and was held by forces loyal to her until 1570.
Doune was occupied by the Marquis of Montrose in 1645, and by Government troops during the Jacobite Risings of 1689 and 1715.
www.mondimedievali.net /Europa/Castelli/Artu/doune.htm   (1150 words)

  
 Doune Castle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-23)
Doune is a small village along the River Teith.
The castle was built at the end of the 14th century and partially restored in 1883.
From the top of the castle, you get a great view of the River Teith and the beginning of the Trossachs, a small mountain range that is very similar in appearance to the Blue Ridge Mountains.
www.geocities.com /wlmfeb1966/3.html   (124 words)

  
 Movies - Doune Castle
The castle is entered through a narrow gateway and a 46 ft (14 m) long vaulted passageway that leads to a large central courtyard.
The castle was largely built at the end of the 14th century by Robert Stewart, 1st Duke of Albany whose brother King Robert III of Scotland became unfit to rule, and from 1388 Albany governed the Kingdom.
In 1570, the first Lord Doune, Sir James Stewart was granted possession of the castle by James V. Lord Doune's grandson became the Earl of Moray by marrying the Regent Moray's daughter, and the Earls of Moray have owned it ever since.
listing-index.ebay.com /movies/Doune_Castle.html   (924 words)

  
 Overview of Doune Castle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-23)
The castle was built at a strategic cross-roads by Robert Stewart, 1st Duke of Albany (c.1340 - 1419) and comprises an impressive curtain wall enclosing a large court dominated by a square gatehouse-tower.
Doune passed to King James I when he executed Stewart's son, Murdoch, the 2nd Duke of Albany (c.1362 - 1425) and became the home of a succession of dowager queens, before passing to the Earls of Moray.
The castle fell to the Jacobites in 1745.
www.geo.ed.ac.uk /scotgaz/features/featurefirst1206.html   (237 words)

  
 Doune Information
Doune is a burgh in the district of Stirling, Scotland, on the River Teith.
The town is dominated by Doune Castle (where much of the film Monty Python and the Holy Grail was filmed), built in the late 14th century.
Doune was also famous for its manufacture of pistols, but this eventually ceased due to the competition of manufacturers in, for example, Birmingham where production was cheaper and slightly more sophisticated that the Doune method of making rather dodgy weapons out of old nails.
www.bookrags.com /wiki/Doune   (226 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-23)
Doune Castle is as described and illustrated by Simpson.
South of the castle and beyond the earthworks, an area of disturbed ground, centred on NN 7286 0090, contains the slight grass-covered remains of enclosures and possible buildings, and amorphous remains of other possible enclosures and buildings, associated with the castle (Information from the Custodian, Doune Castle).
The areas affected were the driveway leading southwards to the castle itself, and an area to the W of Doune Fire Station, in the vicinity of the Roman fort discovered in 1984 by aerial reconnaissance.
rcahms.gov.uk:7777 /pls/portal/newcanmore.details_gis?inumlink=24738   (1616 words)

  
 Doune Castle wholly great to Python fans | The San Diego Union-Tribune
The 14th-century castle was the location for much of the filming of the 1974 classic "Monty Python and the Holy Grail," considered by devotees one of the funniest films ever made.
Doune Castle has become something of a shrine for Monty Python fans – a holy grail of its own.
Castle manager George McWilliam recalls a group of Americans who came to re-enact much of the movie and shoot it as a home video.
www.signonsandiego.com /uniontrib/20040404/news_1t4python.html   (871 words)

  
 Perthshire Diary - Escape from Doune Castle - January 31st 1746
Doune Castle was seized by the Jacobites early in 1745 and garrisoned by Macgregor of Glengyle and his followers.
They started to make a rope from their blankets by which they might descend from the west side of the castle where there were no sentinels.
Though a guard was posted close to their cell doors he made no objection to their passing on to the battlements at nights as there was a seventy foot drop to the ground below which was considered sufficient disincentive to potential escapees.
www.perthshirediary.com /html/day0131.html   (453 words)

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