Fort, Doune Castle Doune Castle, Enclosure, Castle
Doune Castle was built within the earthworks of an earlier dun or fort towards the end of the fourteenth century, by Robert Stewart, Duke of Albany, Regent of Scotland in the reign of Robert III and James I. The castle is an irregular pentagon in plan, the habitable buildings being on the north and north-west sides, while the remainder of the enclosure is screened by a high and massive curtain wall. The components of the castle are described in detail. it has much in common with the French Chateau de Pierrefonds, erected by the Duc d'Orleans about 1390'”1400. There also similarities with Sanquhar Castle in Nithsdale.