Tour Scotland Video Drive From Glasgow To Doune Castle



Tour Scotland video of a road trip drive from Glasgow on the M9 motorway and the B824 road to the castle in Doune, Scotland. In 1361, Robert Stewart, born 1340, died 1420, son of King Robert II who reigned from 1371 to 1390, and brother of King Robert III, who reigned from 1390 to 1406, was created Earl of Menteith, and was granted the lands on which Doune Castle now stands. Building may have started any time after this, and the castle was at least partially complete in 1381, when a charter was sealed here. Robert was appointed Regent in 1388 for his elderly father, and continued to hold effective power during the reign of his infirm brother. He was created Duke of Albany in 1398. In 1406, Robert III's successor, James I, was captured by the English, and Albany became Regent once more. After this time, the number of charters issued at Doune suggest that the castle became a favoured residence. Architecturally it is a mixture of fortress and manor house. Bonnie Prince Charlie passed through Doune in 1745. Doune is a popular filming location and has featured in Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Game of Thrones and Outlander movies.

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