Tracing the Outlaw King – 6 spectacular Scottish locations

Outlaw King film - cover

The recently released ‘Outlaw King’ film centres around the exploits of the famous Scot and once King, Robert the Bruce.

Continuing #Scotlandweek 2018, we take a look at some of key filming locations featured in the film found across Scotland.

Click on any of the grand Scottish images featured to view a range of great accommodation available throughout the country.

1. Blackness Castle

Blackness Castle

Resting on shores of the Firth of Forth, close to Falkirk, Blackness Castle, often referred to as ‘the ship that never sailed’, is a magical castle almost stranded out in the famous river.

Close by, signs of the times contrast this ancient castle.

Cutting edge seafaring vessels are built at Rosyth dockyard, power stations generate away at Grangemouth and the three bridges cross the river, showcasing over 120 years of engineering prowess.

A real fortress-like structure, Blackness Castle is used during a rather dramatic sequence in the film.

Historical or filming location? Film.

2. Dunfermline Abbey

Dunfermline Abbey

The historic town of Dunfermline was the unknown final resting place of Bruce until his skeleton was discovered in the late 19th century.

Today, his tomb is covered in brass and decorated in a manner befitting his important status within the historic Dunfermline Abbey.

Historical or filming location? Both.

3. Glen Coe

Glen Coe

Glen Coe, once home to the MacDonald clan, was also used as a filming location for the film.

The location for one of the bloodiest events in Scottish history, Glen Coe’s beauty conceals its violent past.

One of the most visited spots in Scotland, Glen Coe is a stunning landscape that ages gracefully with the seasons, looking fantastic no matter what time of year you decide to visit.

Historical or filming location? Both.

4. Linlithgow Palace

Linlithgow Palace

Linlithgow Palace is used for some interior shots in the recently released film.

One of the grandest historic landmarks in the Scottish central belt, the Palace ruins that once housed some notable monarchs can be explored today.

The town of Linlithgow is just under 20 miles from capital Edinburgh.

Historical or filming location? Film.

5. Stirling Castle

Stirling Castle

Featured at the start of the film, Stirling Castle, William Wallace Monument, and the Battle of Bannockburn site are so close together we recommend attempting to visit all of them in the one day.

Stirling Castle rests slightly above the city and you can just make out the Wallace Monument poking out from surrounding trees.

Historical or filming location? Both.

6. Talisker Bay

Talisker Bay

Found on the beautiful Isle of Skye, Talisker Bay is some distance away from the rest of our other featured locations.

If you commit to the journey, make the most of the trip by stopping by some other local highlights including The Storr, Dunvegan Castle and Neist Point.

Historical or filming location? Film.

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