Doune, Scotland

This evening, I am posting information about the central Scotland village of Doune, Perthshire.

Doune is a corruption of dun, the Galeic word for hill or fort. There is evidence of occupation here from the Bronze Age ( 1800 BC) through Roman times ( 1st century AD fort) and medieval to the modern-day.  Doune is perhaps best known for the famous castle which dates from the 14th century.

Key information:

  • Population is about 1650.
  • Close to the city of Stirling, which is about 15 minutes by car.
  • Has a Mercat Cross ( see image above).
  • At Doune can be found hostelries, lodgings, various shops and cafes.
  • The local area is popular with walkers and hikers.
  • There is a whisky distillery, Deanston, nearby.
  • Close to two rivers: the Teith and Ardoch Burn.

Red Lion Inn, Doune, Scotland.

Doune, Scotland.

Doune Castle, Scotland

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