Doune Castle

The impressive castle at Doune is strategically sited to cover a crossing of the River Forth. It was garrisoned by government troops in 1689 and 1715 but in 1745, while the Government controlled the main crossing at Stirling, Doune was garrisoned by the Jacobites. It was briefly used as a prison for government troops captured at the battle of Falkirk in 1746. Some of these prisoners escaped from rooms above the kitchen by using knotted bedsheets as a rope. It is now in the care of Historic Environment Scotland.


Opening hours. Admission charge. Free to HS members. Exterior accessible at all times.



Phone: 01786 841742

Area of interest
1689 1715 1745