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Where the rocky stream of Ardoch winds by the Walls of Doune

Where the rocky stream of Ardoch winds by the Walls of Doune

Two rivers, the Teith and the Ardoch, form a peninsula at their meeting on which the strong castle of Doune was set at the end of the fourteenth century. Robert, Duke of Albany, and his son Murdoch built it, and on the third side they dug a moat, so that the castle was surrounded by water. At the north-east and north-west angles of the enclosure are towers, one containing the baron's hall and the other the apartments for guests and the kitchens. The structure has, happily, been put in repair by the present owner, the Earl of Moray.

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