Doune Castle has become famous in the last few years for its role as the notorious Outlander, Game of Thrones and Monty Python Castle. However, it has a great history behind it as well. Doune Castle is located just northwest of Stirling and only three miles west of Dunblane in Scotland. It was built in the fourteenth century by Robert, Duke of Albany who, I learned from my visit, wasn’t afraid to spend some cash.
Living in a big city can feel claustrophobic sometimes, and most of the time you don’t notice it until you get out away from it and smell the fresh air. Whether you live in Glasgow or Edinburgh, there are plenty of alternative destinations to the two big cities within only an hour or two drive, train or bus.