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Unscripted Archaeology

Filming at Doune Castle

Unscripted Archaeology

Swords clash and cameras roll as Hollywood heads to Doune Castle. Do these stars know that this story has been 2,000 years in the making?

Doune Castle is a magnificent medieval castle built in the 14th century before undergoing a long history of being repaired, rebuilt and ruined, and then remodelled in the 19th century. The area was an important defensive position from much earlier though, with traces of a Roman encampment nearby. The castle is a popular and inspiring filming location.

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Doune Castle appears in the Outlander TV series as Castle Leoch.



Doune Castle stood in for Winterfell, ancestral home of the Starks, in the pilot episode for Game of Thrones.


Monty Python Knight

Doune Castle was used to film several scenes in 1974 for the film Monty Python and the Holy Grail.


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