Doune Castle is a late 14th century stronghold near the village
of Doune, in the Stirling district of central Scotland. The castle
is sited on a wooded bend where the Ardoch Burn flows into the River
Teith, across a bridge from the village.
Doune is remarkable among Scottish castles, as it is the product
of a single building period, and has survived relatively unchanged
and complete. It was begun in the late 14th century by Robert Stewart,
Duke of Albany (c.1340-1420), the son of King Robert II of Scotland,
and Regent of Scotland from 1388 until his death.