GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Doune Castle

2 miles (2.5 km)

Explore the grounds of this fascinating 14th century castle before enjoying a waterside stroll along the River Teith and the Ardoch Burn.
The Castle was the home of Robert Stewart, the 1st Duke of Albany. He was the ruler of Scotland, in all but name, from 1388 until in 1420.
The circular walk starts by the church in the centre of the village of Doune and heads to the castle which is only a short distance away. The castle includes a 100ft high gatehouse and battlements which you can climb for wonderful views over theRiver Teith and out towards the Menteith Hills and Ben Lomond. There is also an audio tour of the castle narrated by Monty Python’s Terry Jones. The castle features in the film 'Monty Python and the Holy Grail'.
After leaving the castle you can follow the Ardoch Burn and the River Teith back towards the village. You could also continue along the Teith into the Wood of Doune to extend your walk.

Postcode

FK16 6EA - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Doune Castle OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Doune Castle Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The dramatic castle has been used as a film location on several occasions.

  • In 2013 it was the fictional "Castle Leoch" in theTV adaptationof theOutlanderseriesof novels
  • In 1974 it was used in the comedy 'Monty Python and the Holy Grail'. The song and dance routine "Knights of the Round Table" at "Camelot" was filmed in the Great Hall.
  • The castle also featured as a set forWinterfellin the first season of the TV seriesGame of Thrones(2011–2019)

Photos

Doune Castle - geograph.org.uk - 194854

Doune Castle

River Teith - geograph.org.uk - 266535

River Teith. Viewed from the Castle Doune towards Deanston Bridge.

View North from the battlements of Doune Castle - geograph.org.uk - 1772889

View North from the battlements of Doune Castle

Doune, the Old Bridge over Ardoch Burn - geograph.org.uk - 1323494

Doune, the Old Bridge over Ardoch Burn

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

Doune Castle.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Share>Save to Files')

Memory Map Route

Doune Castle.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Share>Save to Files)