Download the Stirling Film Location Map or Explore Stirling App today (available on iPhone & Android) and let us take you on a filmic adventure through the beautiful heart of Scotland.
Calling all Film & TV buffs! Have you ever dreamed of organising a location trip to ‘Bonnie’ Scotland to visit the places where your favourite film or TV show was filmed? Or are you a local who wonders which movies or shows have been made near you and would like take a selfie in the location where Hollywood heartthrob Chris Pine once stood (swoon)?
The Stirling Film Location Map, launched today, will allow you to tick another item off your bucket list! Containing a route planner with suggested itineraries and information on which visitor attractions in the Stirling area have starred on the silver screen, this handy map will help you to make the most of your time in Stirling. If maps aren’t your thing then we also have a shiny new ‘Film Route’ on the Explore Stirling app, which will provide you with all the same information that can be found on the map.
Set in the heart of Scotland, the Stirling area benefits from outstanding natural locations that include stunning rivers & lochs, majestic hills & mountains and picturesque villages & towns. As a highly accessible area, with cinematic locations, historic landmarks, and National Park status, Stirling has it all and this is evidenced in the number of large-scale productions that have chosen to film in the Stirling area over the years.
One of these productions is the historical, time-travelling, romantic ‘juggernaut’ known as Outlander! If you’re one of ‘Heughan’s Heughligans’ (the Scottish actor Sam Heughan plays the part of Jamie in the series) then you’ll know that Doune Castle in Stirling took a starring role as "Castle Leoch" in the TV series. The "Outlander effect" has been credited with a record-breaking surge in visitors to Doune Castle, with the castle has seen a 226.5% increase in visitors since the series began.
Several Stirling locations also appear in the 2018 Netflix blockbuster, Outlaw King. Starring Chris Pine as Robert the Bruce and directed by David Mackenzie, the film tells the remarkable story of Robert the Bruce who transformed from defeated nobleman to reluctant King, to outlaw hero over the course of an extraordinary year. Outlaw King is the biggest budget, feature film ever to be produced in Scotland.
Doune Castle was also the original Winterfell for the pilot episode of the world-conquering, HBO series…yes, many of your favourite Game of Thrones characters including Sansa, Jamie, Ned, Jon & Arya once gathered at this enchanting, medieval, courtyard castle to film ‘Winterfell’ (Series 1, Episode 1) and the rest is history! It was also one of only four locations in the UK renamed (temporarily) to mark the Digital Download release of the final season of Game of Thrones.
Download the Stirling Film Location Map or Explore Stirling App today (available on iPhone & Android) and let us take you on a filmic adventure through the beautiful heart of Scotland. Just make sure you bring sandwiches!
*Please remember to check the opening times and days for the attractions on our map before travelling.
Last updated: Tuesday, August 25, 2020 8:28 AM