Python fans pay homage at Castle Anthrax


Monty Python fans were out in their droves over the weekend, as the third annual celebration of the comedy ensemble was held in Stirlingshire.

The event was held at Doune Castle, which featured as ‘Castle Anthrax’ in the 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

Tickets were restricted to 500 for the popular festival, after the huge turnout when it launched in 2005 to mark the 30th anniversary of the film.

Nick Finnigan of Historic Scotland said: “For the first one, we made it an open public event, but 1,400 turned up.

“It was fantastic, but very anarchic, so we’ve limited this year’s event to 500 tickets, and we’re delighted that we’re sold out.

“There’s an amazing legacy that follow Monty Python, including children.”

Fans dressed as characters from the film and took part in Python-themed competitions, including a coconut conga.


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