Three Itineraries to choose from if you can only afford a day in this beautiful area.

NB  Book ahead for most indoor and some outdoor activities

Doune Heritage

Park at the Castle to do the tour (booking ahead is advisable), then walk along the River Teith, admire the old Bridge of Teith and continue up the hill to Main Street (see Local Walks – Route 3).  NB – If not visiting the castle, you will not be permitted to park there during opening hours.

  • Stop off at the Information Centre for a quick browse then on for a late lunch at The Buttercup.
  • After lunch, drop in at The Secret Garden (Doune Chic) next door, then meander along Main Street, admiring the old houses and cottages, many built in the 1700’s.
  • Drop in to the Desirable Curio antiques opposite the church – it’s much bigger than it looks.
  • Back to collect your car at the castle.  Notice the lovely old cottages on both sides before you turn off Main Street.

If you have time, have a gentle walk at Doune Ponds before heading home.

Doune Castle
Deanston Mill Cottages

Deanston Heritage

  • Park at Distillery
  • Deanston Distillery tour (booking advisable)   Distillery
  • Visit the distillery shop
  • Coffee or light lunch at the Coffee Bothy there (check opening)
  • Walk the mill lade and admire the rows mill houses (still lived in)

For Antiques Enthusiasts

  • Visit the Desirable Curio, in Main Street opposite the church (look for the green paint!)  Desirable Curio
  • Coffee and luscious cake at the Buttercup, further along the street.
  • Drive (or walk) to the Scottish Antiques Centre, on the A84 just north of Doune   Scottish Antique & Arts Centre
  • Lunch there at the   Cafe Circa
  • Continue to browse the fantastic range of antiques.

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Visiting with Children

Lunch in and around Doune

Picnic at Moray Park, Doune Ponds or by the river Teith beyond the Castle


  •  Simply Sarahs (Doune Main St)
  •  The Buttercup (Doune Main St)
  •  Blair Dummond Smiddy (on the A84, just south of Doune)

Eat In:

  •  The Buttercup or the Blair Drummond Smiddy (as above)
  •  Café Circa at the Antiques Centre  (off the A84 just north of Doune)
  •  Dobbies Garden Centre (off the A84 towards Stirling)
  •  The Woodside (a short stroll from Doune Main Street at The Cross, down George Street)
Cutlery on plate

Some Shops worth a look in Doune Main Street

  •  Doune Information Centre and Post Office – books, leaflets, local crafts
  •  Doune Chic (behind Buttercup Café) – plants, boutique, gift shop
  •  Woodlane of Doune – Fashion and Accessories
  •  Harveys Maps – map-making display, buy walking maps
  •  Desirable Curio antique shop
  •  Roots Cycles (just off Main St in Queen Street)

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