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Wikimedia Commons has media related to Doune Castle. It was originally thought that the connecting door to the Great Hall was also of this date, but is now accepted as being original. The vaulted kitchen is on the hall level, above a cellar. It was like The Producers. Having seen those shows made it easier to imagine how these ancient rooms must have looked during medieval times. The New York Times:

It is known that the fortification was erected for Robert Stewart, the 1st Duke of Albany. Duke Robert’s stronghold has survived relatively unchanged and complete, and the whole castle was traditionally thought of as the result of a single period of construction at this time. Archived from the original on 21 February 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. Police Sergeant who stops the film. This page was last edited on 19 February , at It is thanks to him that we can still enjoy the site today. The architectural historian W.

Having seen those shows made it easier to imagine how these ancient rooms must have looked during medieval times.

Duke Robert’s stronghold has survived relatively unchanged and complete, and the whole castle was traditionally thought of as the result of a single period of construction at this time. Inthe film spawned a Tony Award -winning Broadway musical smash hit spinoff, Spamalot.

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My head was filled with stories of knights and damsels, magic and mayhem, castles and courtiers. Retrieved 3 May Originally the knight characters were going to ride real horses, but after it became clear that the film’s small budget precluded real horses except for a lone horse appearing in a couple of scenesthe Pythons decided that their characters would mime horse-riding while their porters trotted behind them banging coconut shells together. Sure, castles such as Edinburgh and Stirling are larger, and more important to Scottish history.

Also outside the castle walls is a vaulted passage, traditionally said to lead into the castle, but in fact accessing an 18th-century ice house. From that point on the castle became the seat of its keepers, and was owned by the Earls of Moray until it was donated to Historic Scotland in The stonework is of coursed sandstone rubblewith dressings in lighter Ballengeich stone.

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The oratory gives access to mural passages leading to the walkway along the fastle wall. After this time, the number of charters issued at Doune suggest that the castle became a favoured residence. Contemporary reviews were mixed.

It is entered from the north via a passage beneath a tower containing the principal rooms of the castle. Dorothy Gale, after a devastating tornado, is pulled into a world of witchcraft, talking animals and horror. It was also used as a dower house by Mary of Guelders c. Towards the end of the 18th century, it was abandoned and was forgotten.

Arthur and his men come up with a plan to sneak in using a Trojan Rabbitbut they mishandle its execution and are forced away. It is known that the fortification was erected for Robert Stewart, the 1st Duke of Albany. Albany and two of his sons were imprisoned for treasonand then executed in May Retrieved 22 March Retrieved 19 February His brother, Sir James Stewart c.

Doune Castle thus became a royal possession, serving as a retreat and hunting lodge for the Scottish monarchy for centuries. Wikiquote has quotations related to: BBC iD Sign in. Due to the status of its builder, Doune reflected current ideas of what a royal castle building should be. Nearly three years after Holy GrailChapman vowed to quit drinking altogether which he successfully achieved in December As chronicled in The Life of PythonThe First 20 Years of Monty Pythonand The Pythons’ Autobiographyit was revealed that Chapman was suffering from acrophobiatrembling, and bouts of forgetfulness during filming.

Neither Terry Gilliam nor Terry Jones had directed a film before, and described it as a learning experience in which they would learn to make a film by making an entire full-length film.

Here he remembers how he taught the nation to laugh at castles”. Arthur and Bedevere find the Castle of Aarrgh, but it is occupied by the French. Aerial view of Doune Castle and the Castle keeper’s cottage. Please send any corrections or additions to info movie-locations.

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Doune Castle

Doune occupies a strategic site, close to the geographical centre of Scotland, and only 5 miles 8. Mit Hase, Gral und Handgranate”.

King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table embark on a caetle, low-budget search for the Holy Grail, encountering doube, very silly obstacles. It is now maintained by Historic Environment Scotland. The hall is vaulted, and has an unusual double fireplace. After Robert died inhis titles and property including Doune Castle were passed down to his son, Murdoch Stewart. Many Scottish notables frequented Doune Castle. Locations Scotland ; East Sussex.

Retrieved 16 June And the front entryway is the place where the hilarious Trojan Rabbit scene was filmed. Vincent Canby of The New York Times wrote in a favorable review that the film had “some low spots,” but ddoune gags which were “nonstop, occasionally inspired and should not be divulged, though it’s not giving away too much to say that I particularly liked a sequence in which the knights, to gain access to an enemy castle, come up with the idea of building a Trojan rabbit.

Retrieved 28 December The castle saw military action during the Wars of the Three Kingdoms and Glencairn’s rising in the midth century, and during the Jacobite risings of the late 17th century and 18th century.

Fortunately, the privately-owned Doune Castlea 14th caastle fortification on the A84, about ten miles northwest of Stirlingwas up for the challenge. British Board of Film Classification. Scenes featuring Doune Castle include: These were the results of Chapman’s long-standing alcohol addiction, and he decided from that moment on to remain “on an even keel” while the production continued.

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Doyle stated in caastle an interview with Hotdog magazine [18] that it was a still image filmed with candles underneath the frame to give a heat haze.