A HISTORIC fortress in the Stirlingshire countryside has re-opened to visitors.

Doune Castle started welcoming people back last week, having closed its doors in March due to Covid-19.

The castle, which features in hit TV series Outlander, re-opened following the longest closure period for sites in the care of Historic Environment Scotland since the Second World War.

A number of changes are in place to ensure the safety of people exploring the site, but there is access to all the external areas.

One-way systems are in place in some locations while some indoor areas and small enclosed spaces where social distancing is not possible remain closed.

Doune Castle is open each day between 10am and 4pm and visitors must book tickets in advance.

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