Game of Thrones tours

visit the Game of Thrones castle – Doune Castle – on our unique tour. Visit Doune Castle on a unique private tour of the Game of Thrones Castle in Scotland – Winterfell .

Doune Castle is Winterfell in Game of Thrones and Monty Python’s Holy Grail. Visit Doune Castle on a unique private tour of the Game of Thrones Castle in Scotland – Winterfell .  Check availability by phoning us now on 07305-294773 or contact us online . Toll free number 1-866-233-2644

  • Doune Castle is Winterfell in Game of Thrones
  • Featured in Monty Python’s Holy Grail
  • Castle Leoch in Outlander
  • Private tour for up to 4 people
  • Featured in Ivanhoe film starring Robert Taylor and Elizabeth Taylor in 1952
  • In the BBC adaptation of “Ivanhoe” in 1996

Doune castle tours

The castle was used as the set for Winterfell in the TV series Game of Thrones (2011–present), an adaptation of the A Song of Ice and Fire series of novels by George R. R. Martin.

Doune is one of the best preserved medieval castles in Scotland.

The Great Hall is 20 metres by 8 metres , and 12 metres high to its timber roof, again a 19th-century replacement.The hall has no fireplace, and was presumably heated by a central fire, and ventilated by means of a louvre like the one in the modern roof. No details of the original roof construction are known, however, and the restoration is conjectural.Large windows light the hall, and stairs lead down to the three cellars on ground level.

The hall is accessed from the courtyard via a stair up to a triangular lobby, which in turn links the hall and kitchens by means of two large serving hatches with elliptical arches, unusual for this period. The kitchen tower, virtually a tower house in its own right, is 17 metres (56 ft) by 8 metres (26 ft). The vaulted kitchen is on the hall level, above a cellar. One of the best-appointed castle kitchens in Scotland of its date, it has an oven and a 5.5-metre (18 ft) wide fireplace. A stair turret, added in 1581 and possibly replacing a timber stair, leads up from the lobby to two storeys of guest rooms. These include the “Royal Apartments”, a suite of two bedrooms plus an audience chamber, suitable for royal visitors.

Doune Castle has featured in several literary works, including the 17th-century ballad, “The Bonny Earl of Murray”, which relates the murder of James Stewart, 2nd Earl of Moray, by the Earl of Huntly, in 1592. In Sir Walter Scott’s first novel, Waverley (1814), the protagonist Edward Waverley is brought to Doune Castle by the Jacobites. Scott’s romantic novel describes the “gloomy yet picturesque structure”, with its “half-ruined turrets”.

The castle was used as a location in MGM’s 1952 historical film Ivanhoe which featured Robert Taylor and Elizabeth Taylor. The BBC adaptation of “Ivanhoe” in 1996 also featured Doune as a location. The castle was used as a stand-in for the fictional “Leoch Castle” in the TV adaption of the Outlander series of novels.

Game of Thrones Castle

Check availability by phoning us now on 07305-294773 or contact us onlineToll free number 1-866-233-2644

Property photography in Falkirk and central Scotland

Property photography in Falkirk and central Scotland. Phone Photogold on 07723-538941 for more details.

property photography edinburgh
property photography services Edinburgh

Royal couple holiday on exclusive island in the Seychelles

Last month’s Royal wedding dominated the world’s media in  way that only a Royal romance can . Now newly marrieds the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are honeymooning in the Seychelles. Despite attempts by the Palace to keep it secret , news has come out that Princess Diana’s son  Prince William and Kate are in the Seychelles . They spent a week in the Indian Ocean archipelago, on the island of Desroches, in August 2007. William is reported to have told islanders that the trip was the best holiday he had had. Desroches is the main island of the Amirantes group, an exclusive setting well beyond the reach of most honeymoon couples. The archipelago boasts 115 islands. This might show William and Kate’s relationship is on a more equal footing than his parents’. Charles and Diana’s post-wedding travels in 1981 – Broadlands in Hampshire, family home of the Mountbattens, followed by a Mediterranean cruise on the royal yacht, then on to Balmoral with his family – smacked of a husband calling the shots. Whether the Amirantes will be such an aphrodisiac is another question. William was born in 1982, eight months after the couple returned.

Homage to Damien Hirst – Butterfly Man prints by Sir Peter Blake

Sir Peter Blake has published a new set of prints, Homage to Damien Hirst – Butterfly Man.
According to the Blake : ‘Damien Hirst has used butterflies in a lot in his work, and it was pointed out that ‘the butterfly man’ owes more than a little to his work, so I was happy to dedicate him in homage to Damien. I am an enormous admirer of Damien’s work.’
The new works use vintage postcard images as backdrops to his collage of the butterfly man, dozens of butterflies and an assortment of eclectic characters from the miscellaneous print paraphernalia that Blake has hoarded over the years.

The Butterfly Man, Hollywood captures the golden age of Hollywood glamour with  the Hollywood hills and  mini-mansions. In the foreground along with the butterfly man are numerous Hollywood legends including Charlie Chaplin, James Dean, Laurel & Hardy, Errol Flynn, Elvis, Marilyn and Judy Garland.

Blake returns to home ground for Butterfly Man, Eastbourne, celebrating the glory of the British seaside holiday. The butterfly man orchestrates his pets in front of the statue of Saigo Takamori (famous samurai) in The Butterfly Man, Tokyo, along with Japanese ladies in kimonos and visitors such as African tribesmen and a European lady in formal costume. The butterfly man also travels to North Africa, where he releases his butterflies in the souk at Tunis and finally, he goes to Venice and the piazza San Marco.

Each print is a silkscreen in 24 colours and 2 glazes on paper measuring 32.5 x 29.5 inches, from a signed edition of 100. 75 from the edition are being released as a boxed set priced at £7,500, and the remaining 25 prints are available individually at £1,800 each. The Hollywood and Venice images might sell out pretty quickly, so  interested buyers should  move fairly quickly.

Fuji Finepix S200EXR for sale

The Fuji Finepix S200EXR is one of the new generation of bridge cameras with a superzoom – from 28 mm to 430 mm .  Fuji S200EXR , pre-used , good condition. The camera is now sold

* 12MP Superzoom camera with versatile 14.3x Fujinon lens;Switchable EXR sensor with 3 priority modes: High Resolution, Dynamic Range and High Sensitivity;EXR AUTO combining Scene Recognition and 3 EXR priority modes to optimise for 6 different scenes;NEW Pro Focus mode: create professional looking shots with a shallow depth of field;Aperture and Shutter priority for creative control and JPEG and RAW capture * Switchable EXR sensor with 3 priority modes: High Resolution, Dynamic Range and High Sensitivity * EXR AUTO combining Scene Recognition and 3 EXR priority modes to optimise for 6 different scenes * NEW Pro Focus mode: create professional looking shots with a shallow depth of field * Aperture and Shutter priority for creative control and JPEG and RAW capture

NUMBER OF EFFECTIVE PIXELS: 12 million pixels
CCD SENSOR: 1/ 1.6-inch Super CCD EXR
STORAGE MEDIA: Internal memory (approx. 47MB)?/ SD memory card/ SDHC memory card
FILE FORMAT: Still image: JPEG (Exif Ver. 2.2), (Design rule for Camera File system compliant / DPOF-compatible), Movie: AVI (Motion JPEG) with sound, Audio: WAVE format, monaural sound
LENS: Fujinon 14.3 X Optical zoom lens, F2.8 (W) – F5.3 (T)
LENS FOCAL LENGTH: f=7.1mm -101.5mm (equivalent to 30.5-436mm)
DIGITAL ZOOM: Approx 2x (Up to 28.6x when combined)
APERTURE: F2.8/F11 (wide), F5.3/F11 (telephoto)
SUPER MACRO: Approx. 1cm to 1m
SENSITIVITY: Auto/Auto (3200)/Auto (1600)/Auto (800)/Auto (400)/Equivalent to ISO100/200/400/800/1600/3200/6400*/12800* (Standard Output Sensitivity), Number of recorded pixels: ISO6400: “M” or “S”, ISO12800: “S” only
EXPOSURE CONTROL: TTL 256-zones metering

The Fuji Finepix S200EXR . Price £260 – Save over £100 on this camera – Fuji S200EXR , pre-used , immaculate condition, free UK delivery

Castles for sale newsletter

Each year there is only a small number of castles for sale in the UK. A number of
castles in Scotland have come on the market in recent years
. Further afield in Europe castles in France Spain and
Slovakia have come on the market .

Castles newsletter
Get our Scottish castles for sale newsletter on Yahoo to get up-to-date information about the
latest properties on the market . Securing the finance for the deal is essential . The mortgage industry is very
competitive and there are a lot of good deals available .
With over 300 visitors a day this website is one of the busiest luxury property websites online . If you have a historical property
, listed building or castle for sale this site is the
perfect place to sell it online . A property advert is
£50 on a property valued at £100,000 or less and
your property is advertised until it is sold . Join our
castles for sale mailing list to get information about
castles on the market as soon as they are released .

Knoppenburg Manor for sale

Knoppenburg Manor Selling price 2.7 million euros , approx £1.8 million or $3.2 million .Due to the location and the total estate size at Knoppenburg Manor it could be a unique commercial opportunity or a hotel or leisure centre . Detailed plans of the estate and buildings at Knoppenburg are available on request. Horse enthusiasts can take advantage of the Manor’s stables and agricultural land. A riding hall granted with building approval poses the opportunity to provide a further character to the property. Knoppenburg is one of a small number of historical properties for sale each year.

“Knoppenburg Manor for sale ” The famous “Galopprennbahn” in Cologne as well as the Duesseldorf race track are only a short trot away. Also within easy reach are the Paris race tracks of Longchamp, Chantilly and Maison Lafitte to name but a few. Everything is realizable – whether condominiums, horse farm, center for service providers – a central location in Europe and in the middle of nature: Ideal conditions for residing, operating or simply enjoying. Castlesofscotland.com now offers free property listings for suitable luxury properties

Free property adverts

Free property adverts, castles for sale
Free property adverts, castles for sale

Castlesofscotland.com is pleased to announce a new feature on the site – free property adverts. Suitable properties will get a free listing for one week. The seller then has the option to convert to a paid advert. Contact us for more details. For anyone wishing to buy a historic country estate or castle in the UK this website offers the perfect solution. We have been publishing information about castles for sale since 2004

European castles for sale newsletter

Each year there is only a
small number of castles for sale in the UK. A number of
castles in Scotland have come on the market in recent years
. Further afield in Europe castles in France Spain and
Slovakia have come on the market .

Castles newsletter
Get our Scottish castles for sale
newsletter on Yahoo to get up-to-date information about the
latest properties on the market . Securing the finance for
the deal is essential . The mortgage industry is very
competitive and there are a lot of good deals available .
With over 100 visitors a day this website is one of the
busiest websites online . If you have a historical property
, listed building or castle for sale this site is the
perfect place to sell it online . A property advert is
£500 on a property valued at £100,000 or less and
your property is advertised until it is sold . Join our
castles for sale mailing list to get information about
castles on the market as soon as they are released .

Knoppenburg Manor
Selling price 2.7 million euros , approx £1.8 million
or $3.2 million .Due to the location and the total estate
size at Knoppenburg Manor it could be a unique commercial
opportunity or a hotel or leisure centre . Detailed plans of
the estate and buildings at Knoppenburg are available on
request . Please fill in our online enquiry form.