Scotland’s breath-taking castles have provided the perfect, atmospheric backdrop for many famous films and TV shows. As soon as the camera rolls, before a word of script is spoken, the viewer is in no doubt about the setting of the story.

There have been well over two thousand castles in Scotland, although many are known only through historical records. Their inclusion in modern film and TV making ensures that their grandeur reaches across the globe for future generations.

Popular castles, regularly appearing in movie sets include: Eilean Donan Castle, Drummond Castle, Doune Castle, Floors Castle, Duns Castle, Culzean Castle, Inveraray Castle, and Dunnottar Castle.

Scottish Castle Film List includes

  • Bonnie Prince Charlie starring David Niven (1948)
  • The Master of Ballantreee starring Errol Flynn (1953)
  • The New Avengers (1976)
  • Highlander (1986)
  • Loch Ness (1996)
  • James Bond – The World is Not Enough (1999)
  • BBC One Television Idendity (1997 – 2002)
  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail
  • Game of Thrones
  • Outlander
  • Rob Roy (1995)
  • Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes (1984)
  • Mrs Brown (1997)
  • The Wicker Man (1973)
  • Downton Abbey
  • Victor Frankenstein (2015)
  • Brave (2012)