DOUNE, Scotland (AP) — Strange things happen to many a traveler while roaming the dark passages and chambers of Doune Castle. They are overcome with an irresistible urge to say silly things like "Bring out your dead!" and "We are the knights who say NI!"
The 14th-century castle was the location for much of the filming of the 1974 classic Monty Python and the Holy Grail, considered by devotees one of the funniest films ever made.
Doune Castle has become something of a shrine for Monty Python fans — a holy grail of its own.
They walk through the castle reciting lines from the movie, and looking for sites where specific scenes were shot — such as the battlement where John Cleese's French soldier shouts down at King Arthur, "Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries!"