ANY-Village - Local Information with Global Search

DOUNE.CO.UK

Bookmarks

Post to Del.icio.us Post Google Bookmarks Post to my Yahoo Post to Mister Wong Post to Digg.com


Language
Country
United Kingdom
Scotland
Strathclyde
Doune
Home Home
FREE Email FREE
Email
Wikipedia & Facts Wikipedia
& Facts
Genealogy Surnames Genealogy
Surnames
Guestbook Forums Guestbook
Forums
Village Hall & Events Village
Hall &
Events
Property buy-let- share Property
buy-let-
share
Jobs & Charity Jobs &
Charity
Classified Ads & Free Classified
Ads & Free
Locally Ebay &amp;<br />Classifieds Locally
Ebay &
Classifieds
Dating Dating
Local Campaigns & Issues Local
Campaigns
& Issues
Picture Gallery Picture
Gallery
Local<br />News Local
News
Contribute
Contribute
Become a local Contributor
Contributors Login
Upload pictures to Picture Gallery
Upload your Parish Magazine
Sign our Guestbook
Add your Business
Information
Information
Art, Music & Literature
Community Needs
Emergency Services
Genealogy Surnames
Heritage & History
House & Garden
Images & Maps
Medical & Health
Parish Council
Parish Magazines
Pet's Corner
People
Post Office
Miscellaneous
Schools & Education
Search the Web
Picture Gallery
Community Information
Local News
Local News
News
Blogs
News & Newsletters
My Town/Village
Your ANY-Village
Your ANY-Village
FREE Email
Business Directory
Wikipedia & Facts
Guestbook Forums
For Sale & Free Recycling
Broadband, VOIP & ADSL
Property buy-let- share
Jobs & Charity
Classified Ads & Free
Social
Social
Events & Diary
Messageboards & Forum
Sports & Activities
Dating
Societies & Groups
Societies & Groups
Mothers & Toddlers
Local Charities
Churches
Local Groups & WI
Local Campaigns & Issues
Travel
Travel
Travel
Hotels and B & B
Area & Tourism
Food & Drink
Attractions & Leisure
Transport
Weather
  Featured Sites
 Tell us about your community website
Top local websites: Hunstanton   Great Chesterford   Headington
 
  Your Ad Here
  If you would like your business advertised here please contact us here ANY-Village Advertising  
  Local Map
 
Wrong map or Geo information? Let us know.
 
  Local Picture Gallery
 

 
  About your Area
 
A picture of Doune Castle form the arch bridge over the River Teith. The town of Doune is situated to the left of the shot.
A picture of Doune Castle form the arch bridge over the River Teith. The town of Doune is situated to the left of the shot.

Doune (Gaelic: An Dùn, 'the fort') is a burgh in the district of Stirling, Scotland, on the River Teith. The town is dominated by Doune Castle, built in the late 14th century. Architecturally it constitutes a mixture of fortress and manor house.

Doune was also famous for its manufacture of pistols, but this eventually ceased due to the competition of manufacturers in, for example, Birmingham where production was cheaper. Today, these pistols are collected and can be found in major museums, including the Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh. Allegedly a Doune pistol fired the first shot of the American War of Independence.

Land east of Doune was owned by the Stirling of Kier family (who still own a lot of the land around Kier House, but sold the house itself), and the current owner of the Kier Estates is the politician, Archie Stirling. One member of the family, SAS founder David Stirling, is memorialised at a monument on the Kier land near Doune known as the "Hill o' Rou".

During the building of a nursery on the grassy pitch of Doune Primary School the remains of a roman settlement were unearthed and debate instantly arose over their propose. Eventually it was established that the most likely explanation was that it was a hospital camp.

Doune Speed Hillclimb is the most prestigious hillclimb course in Scotland, and hosts a round of the British Hill Climb Championship each year.

The town used to be served by Doune railway station.

[edit] Monty Python

A few scenes from the movie Monty Python and the Holy Grail were filmed at Doune Castle.

[edit] Location

Postally, Doune lies within Perthshire (this is reflected in the addresses, for example Earn Farm, Doune, Perthshire). However, administratively Doune is under the control of (and closer to) Stirling council.

Doune is assigned Falkirk post codes starting 'FK'.

[edit] External links



(Source: Wikipedia)
 
  Latest News
 

Work for us - We are looking for enterprising, community-minded people with time and a digital camera to help populate our local websites.

 
  Latest Additions in ANY-Village
 
 
  Contributors
 

We are currently working on the Doune profile and would be pleased to receive contributions from anyone who knows it well.


Contributor Login
  Username:
  Password:
 
Password Reminder
Join the Contributor Community Now
 
ANY Web Spacer
Online Hotel Reservations

Online Hotel Reservations





About us   «»  FAQ   «»  Guestbook   «»  Add a link   «»  Business Directory
Find local businesses and services in Doune with ANY-Village.
Please read our FAQs and contact us if you have any questions or comments about this web site.
Visit our ANY-Village Site in:   United States     United Kindom     Switzerland
Privacy ]  [ Anti-Spam ]  [ Disclaimer ]  [ Copyright ]  
Copyright © 1999-2019 ANY-Web Ltd. All rights reserved.