#32 Doune Castle
This is NOT an official Lego site
Castle is a marvelous enclosure castle begun about 1390
by Robert Stewart, Duke of Albany and later Regent of
Scotland. The massive gatehouse is 95' tall and the
curtain wall 40' tall! The enclosure is pentagonal, with
buildings and towers along the curtain. There was
important restoration done following the castle's capture
by James I in 1425, when the castle was granted to the
Earls of Moray, who still hold it.
further restoration projects in the 19th and 20th
centuries have continued to upgrade the condition of the
castle. Parts of "Monte Python and the Holy Grail"
were photographed here. The lower five photos are from my
visit in August 2000. Note our arrival in the rain (see
left) and the welcome sunshine 30 minutes later (right).
The inside of the curtain wall, tower fireplace and tower's
battlemented roof are seen below.
of the Lego Model
Built April 1990
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