CASTLE A STAR
It may not have been the home of Braveheart, but Doune Castle in central Scotland has a rich history both on and off the screen.
Doune Castle, built in the 14th century, has a 100-foot high gatehouse, domestic quarters and a magnificent grand hall.
It is most famous for its starring role as the fictional Castle Leoch in Outlander, but it also doubled as Camelot, and appeared in Monty Python’s The Holy Grail, and the
Game of Thrones pilot.
It was built for Robert Stewart, Duke of Albany, who ruled as governor of Scotland.
The castle was last actively used during the 1745 Jacobite rising when it was used by Bonnie Prince Charlie and Jacobite Highlanders.
It was restored in 1883. Historic Scotland took over its care in 1970.