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Doune Castle

Listed under Castles & Palaces in Scotland, United Kingdom.

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Set on a mound at the confluence of the Teith and a tributary burn is a small but high walled court built by the Duke of Albany c1390-1400 and little altered since. A hall-block and a very lofty keep-gatehouse with a circular corner tower close off the landward side. Both were reroofed in the 1880s. There are impressive fireplaces, water spouts and other features of interest. There is access to some of the wall-walks, but the curtain wall-walk is now closed off.  On the west side is a large rectangular kitchen tower.

Written by  Mike Salter.

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