Doune Castle was built in the 14th century. It’s a popular location for filming and has featured in Outlander, Game of Thrones and Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Terry Jones narrates the audio tour complete with snippets from Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
The approach to Stirling is impressive with this incredible view of Stirling Castle (more of the castle in a future post) perched on top of the cliff. Its position was important in the line of defence and the town was granted a Royal Charter in the 12th century. It was witness to battles against the English during the Wars of Independence, including The Battle of Stirling Bridge and Bannockburn.
Luss is a lovely little conservation village on the west coast of Loch Lomond, within the Trossachs National Park. It was used for exterior filming of the Scottish day time soap ‘Take the High Road’ during the 80s and 90s.