Doune Information

Seven miles north west of Stirling is the little village of Doune, the historic capital of Menteith.


It lies in a wooded valley at the confluence of the Ardoch Burn and the River Teith and also at the junction of the A84 and A820. Nearby are the hilly Bracs, which lead up to Callander, the forest of Glenartney and Ben Vorlich. It is a charming old village famed for its castle, perched on a mound at the town’s south-eastern extremity. The castle will be familiar to many who know nothing of the town due to its use as a setting for Monty Python’s The Holy Grail. Once known for its manufacture of pistols. a trade introduced by Thomas Cadell (1646). It is now a dormitory village and centre of tourism. Among its buildings of historic and architectural interest are Kilmadock Parish Church (1822), the Market Cross (1620) and the Bridge of Teith (1535).

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Where to stay - find a place locally, whether your accommodation preference is bed and breakfast, B and B, B & B, guest house, self catering, holiday cottages, bunkhouse, holiday caravans and more.

Where to eat - places to choose from a variety of cuisines; Indian, Chinese, traditional Scottish, bistro, coffee house, or the traditional fish and chips.

What to see and do - there are many visitors activities and places to visit; distilleries, fishing, gardens, gallery, golf, river, walks, watermill, waterfalls, woods, old churches and monuments, and more.


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