Red Lion Inn

A Bed and Breakfast in Central and Stirling

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The Inn has 6 bedrooms including 2 family rooms which can sleep up to 4.

A friendly public bar serves a range of whisky and local beers, while our restaurant offers fresh pub grub with a little finesse. Our Quaich suite is suitable for functions, meetings and events and opens onto a sunny courtyard.

The name ‘Doune’ is derived from the Gaelic word ‘dun’ meaning ‘hill fort’; referring to the mound on which Doune castle now stands, on the banks of the river Teith.

Recent history of the castle shows that it was built as a hunting lodge and retreat by Robert Stewart, Duke of Albany, who was the Regent of Scotland from 1396-1420. Much of the castle has been restored in recent centuries, but it is still one of the best preserved medieval castles in Scotland.

The castle was later used as a hunting seat by James II and a dower house for Mary of Gueldres, Margaret of Denmark and Margaret Tudor; the consorts of James II, James III and James IV respectively.

Doune castle has had a varied and interesting history; in 1570, Mary, Queen of Scots was imprisoned in the castle and in 1645, Graham Duke of Montrose occupied Doune. In 1689, the government of William III garrisoned the castle when fighting the covenanters. Most recently, the castle was seized by the Jacobites in 1745 and used as a prison. The roof of the castle was destroyed by 1800 and was restored later in the century.

Doune castle has been used in many films and television series, but is perhaps best known as the castle in the Monty Python movie ‘The Holy Grail’ and every year; hundreds of fans flock to the castle to celebrate the anniversary with some of the members of the cast.

Red Lion Inn

Guest Facilities

  • 2 x Family
  • 2 x Double
  • 2 x Twin
  • Full Cooked Breakfast
  • Evening Meals
  • Lunch
  • Bar
  • Parking on site
  • Housekeeper
  • Dogs welcome by arrangement
  • Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Courtyard Garden
  • Check-in between: 11:00h and 23:00h.
Balkerach Street
Doune
FK166DF
T +441786 842066
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The Rooms

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    Family Room
    Type: Family
    Capacity: 4 adults
    Bathroom: Ensuite Shower
    In Room: A family room with a double and 2 single beds sleeping maximum 4 people
  • Photo - Family Room
    Family Room
    Type: Family
    Capacity: 3 adults
    Bathroom: Ensuite Shower
    In Room: A room to sleep three people with a double and single bed with en-suite bathroom
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    Double bedroom
    Type: Double
    Capacity: 2 adults
    Bathroom: Ensuite Shower
    In Room: A double bedroom with en suite bathroom
  • Photo - Twin bedroom
    Twin bedroom
    Type: Twin
    Capacity: 2 adults
    Bathroom: Ensuite Shower
    In Room: A twin bedroom with ensuite bathroom
  • Photo - Twin bedroom
    Twin bedroom
    Type: Twin
    Capacity: 2 adults
    Bathroom: Ensuite Shower
    In Room: A twin bedroom with en suite bathroom
  • Photo - Double bedroom
    Double bedroom
    Type: Double
    Capacity: 2 adults
    Bathroom: Private Bath
    In Room: A double bedroom with private bathroom directly across the corridor

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The Private House Stay's Guide

Central and Stirling

The Stirling and Falkirk areas are littered with ancient battlefields from the time when Scotland was not considered worthwhile to conquer any further North than Stirling. Falkirk itself has little to offer other than Callendar park and the extraordinary Falkirk Wheel whereas Stirling has much more to entertain the tourist. Stirling old town, underneath the Castle, can be accessed from the train station but there are also key attractions that are spread out around the city and the surrounding countryside and thus are easiest accessed by car.