Welcome to Doune Bed and Breakfast.
We’re glad you found us. Officially back open on 26 April 2021, in keeping with Scottish Government guidelines. Covid-19 protocols in place, including wearing of face coverings, social distancing, Test and Trace, anti-viral cleaning and more.
Local tourist attractions are open too; Blair Drummond Safari Park, Doune Castle) and eateries and pubs (Buttercup Cafe and Red Lion pub).
Stay. Explore. Rest.
why stay with us?
- Book room 1 and room 2 and you have the whole home to yourselves (peace of mind during Covid-19).
- Flexible booking.
A selection of rooms in a unique 200-year old stone cottage. Find us conveniently located on the main road, in the centre of the village. The village offers a choice of places to eat and drink and the stores stay open till late.
We are located in the heart of Scotland, 8 miles from Stirling and an easy drive from both Edinburgh and Glasgow International Airports. That makes Doune a great stopover choice to start or end your Scottish holiday.
A rural village there are a number of walking routes taking in the River Teith, award-winning Doune ponds, woodland, and hilltop walks. Just a few miles up the road is the Trossachs National Park with a choice of Munroes.
We treat our guests the way we like to be treated.
Bob and Michelle Mitchell
We are Good to Go accredited and ready to host you. We have strict cleaning protocols in place and support the NHS Test and Trace system.
Reasons to stay in Doune FK16 6DE
The central belt of Scotland is often over-looked as everyone heads north to the Highlands and Islands. Which is a shame as the area is rich in history, offers a variety of walks and natural beauty spots.
Doune’s has a history dating back to the Romans who had a fort in the area now occupied by Doune Castle. At the site of Doune Primary School Roman medical instruments were unearthed suggesting a hospital.
Doune Caste is a formidable example of a 14th Century castle and was built by Robert, Duke of Albany. Its prominent features are the imposing 95 foot high gatehouse, which also houses domestic quarters including the impressive Lord’s Hall with carved oak screen, musicians’ gallery and double fireplace. The castle is popular with fans of Monty Python, Outlander and Game of Thrones as it was used as a filmset.
Other buildings of architectural and historical interest in the village include:
- the Kilmadock Parish Church built in 1822
- the Moray Institute
- the Bridge of Teith built in 1533 and
- the Market Cross built in 1620
The Mercat Cross is at the centre of Doune. It was historically the commercial heart of the village, with cattle trading and fairs held around it. It was a more macabre gathering point for public execcutions. Today it is still at the commercial heart and you can visit without fear of losing your head.
The Bridge of Teith crosses the River Teith that provides a watery boundary to the south of the village. The Bridge was apparently built by the royal tailor, Robert Spittal of Stirling, in 1535 and once had a ferry across the river.
Doune was, for a period famous for Doune pistols some of which can be seen in the Glasgow Kelvingrove Museum. Apparently it was a pistol made in Doune fired the first shot in the American War of Independence.
A few miles south is the Blair Drummond Safari Park where you will find the African big game animals in the Scottish countryside. It is the only safari park in the country and contains many wild animals including; rhinos, elephants, tigers and hosts an entertaining sea lion show.
Deanston is a neighbouring village built by the Adelphi Cotton Mill business in 1785 to house workers. The mill was updated in 1950 but closed in 1965. It has since been converted into Deanston Distillery – the once weaving shed has become the warehouse.
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