1 Blackness Castle

Known as ‘the ship that never sailed’, Blackness Castle becomes Yorkshire Castle in Outlaw King where Bruce’s wife Elizabeth is imprisoned.

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No stranger to the big screen, Blackness also features in Outlander. Discover more on our Historic Scotland on Screen map.

2 Craigmillar Castle

Edinburgh’s ‘other castle’ takes the starring role in Outlaw King as Bruce’s castle and village. Instantly recognisable, the castle springs back to life through CGI. Viewers will see a lot of the action centre around Craigmillar, as the story follows Bruce, his family and allies. Look out for Bruce’s daughter Marjorie sitting on the famous tree in the courtyard.

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Craigmillar Castle also features in Outlander. Discover more on our Historic Scotland on Screen map.

3 Linlithgow Palace

Explore the magnificent ruins of Linlithgow Palace, where a royal manor once stood. Edward I made Linlithgow his base during his campaigns of 1296 and 1301, and expanded it in 1302-3. The site remained in English hands and in 1310, Edward II spent a week at Linlithgow during one of his Scottish campaigns. It was recaptured by Bruce’s followers in 1313. John Barbour’s famous epic poem The Brus, describes at length how a cattleman named Bunnock jammed the gates open with his cart and slew the porter with a single blow, allowing Bruce’s troops to flood in and overwhelm the English garrison.
A superb Renaissance residence, Linlithgow plays Bruce’s castle chapel in Outlaw King.

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Linlithgow Palace also features in Outlander. Discover more on our Historic Scotland on Screen map.

4 Doune Castle

Popular filming location Doune becomes Douglas castle and church in Outlaw King.

Previously, Doune Castle has provided the ideal filming location for iconic titles including Monty Python & The Holy Grail, Game of Thrones and Outlander.

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5 Dunfermline Abbey

Some of Scotland’s greatest medieval monarchs were laid to rest at Dunfermline Abbey Church. Robert the Bruce was buried here in 1329, though not before his heart was removed to be taken on Crusade. Near the end of his life, Bruce contributed funds for the rebuilding of the abbey buildings, which had been damaged during the Wars of Independence. A skeleton, which at the time was thought to be Bruce’s, was found during construction of the new parish church in 1818 and his name is memorialised in the parapet of the 19th century church tower.

This historic place where medieval monarchs were laid to rest plays Westminster in Outlaw King.

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6 Glasgow Cathedral

This awe-inspiring building is the spot where Scotland’s largest city first began to take shape. The cathedral becomes Greyfriar’s Cathedral and the Lord’s Hall in Outlaw King.

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