Meet and Greet at Doune Castle, Scotland

This evening, I am focusing on Doune Castle in central Scotland. Name means hill or mound, sometimes a fortress or castle, which is clearly apposite in this case although the name would long pre-date the castle as seen today. Doune is village located some 8 miles N.W. of Stirling where there is a larger castle and former Royal Palace. Doune Castle is believed to have evolved from a hunting lodge associated with the Scottish royals at nearby Stirling. This edifice gives an impression of strength and solidity, augmented by the 100 foot high Gatehouse. It was built for defence and afforded a high degree of security. The castle seldom changed hands as a function of military action.

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