Filming Locations of Outlaw King in Scotland

Outlaw King Filming Locations

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Netflix’s Outlaw King is an historical drama about Robert the Bruce, the national hero who led Scotland during the first liberation war against England. The story takes place after the events of 1995's Braveheart, the epic Mel Gibson movie. The action focuses on the year that lead up to the Battle of Loudoun Hill in 1307.

This 120 million dollar project was written and directed by Scottish film director David Mackenzie (Hell or High Water). Chris Pine, the actor who starred in Wonder Woman, also famous for playing James T. Kirk in the new Star Trek film series, stars as Robert the Bruce. Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Quicksilver in Avengers: Age of Ultron) is his ally James Douglas. Florence Pugh (The Falling, Lady Macbeth) is the wife Elizabeth de Burgh and Billy Howle (Dunkirk) plays Edward, the merciless Prince of Wales.

Around 50 different filming locations were used to shot Outlaw King, filmed almost entirely in Scotland. The producers tried to use the real historical places where the historical events took place, to bring a sense of authenticity to the film. We have reunited the most relevant ones, following as much as we could the order of appearance in the movie:

Craigmillar Castle filming Outlaw King
The ruined Craigmillar Castle in Edinburgh was the setting of several scenes of the film. It was used as the home of Robert's family and a medieval village was built on the grounds of the stronghold. The impressive first sequence of the film, shot in a continuous nine minutes one take, was shot in a set built near Stirling Castle.
(You can open all the locations on Google Maps clicking on the links below in the captions ↴)
Image courtesy of Netflix and Sean Munson - Map




Filming in Berwick Scotland
Berwick-upon-Tweed nowadays belongs to England, but it was part of Scotland during the time of the Outlaw King. Robert will take the decision to revolt against English rule after discovering the butchered body of William Wallace on the quayside of this bordering town. Image courtesy of Netflix and Google Maps


Outlaw King Bridge
The early 17th century Old Berwick Bridge doubled as the London Bridge, thanks to some CGI magic.
Image courtesy of Netflix and Kevinmcc


Outlaw King Glasgow Cathedral
Robert visits the Bishop of Scotland travelling to Glasgow Cathedral.
Image courtesy of Netflix and Karenmunro - Map



Dunfermline Abbey shooting locations
The interior scenes of Westminster Abbey in London were filmed at Dunfermline Abbey, that happens to be the place where the real Robert the Bruce was buried in 1329. Image courtesy of Netflix and Ross G. Strachan - Map


Outlaw King Filming Edinburgh
Linlithgow Palace near Edinburgh doubled as Scone, where the coronation scene takes place.
Image courtesy of Netflix / David Eustace and Google Maps


Linlithgow Church
A few more sequences were filmed in Linlithgow, residence of the kings of Scotland in the 15th and 16th centuries. Also the local St Michael's Parish Church was used to shot the funeral of Lord of Annandale, and maybe also the marriage of Robert and Elizabeth at the beginning of the film. Image courtesy of Netflix and Lost in Scotland




King Netflix Glasgow University cloisters
The feast celebrating the beginning of the campaign against the Scottish rebels was filmed at Glasgow University cloisters. Also there is a scene later on with King Edward practising archery, set in the courtyard of the building. Image courtesy of Netflix - Map


Outlaw King Battle Location
After the Battle of Methven, the remains of Robert's army go through the Glencoe Valley in the Highlands.
Image courtesy of Netflix and Petr Meissner - Map


Macdougalls battle set
The Daily Record reported that cast and crew were filming in the walking route next to Loch Lomond in Inverbeg, Luss and Arden. Probably this is the place where the encounter with Macdougalls and the Battle of Dalrigh was shot. Image courtesy of Netflix - Map


Filming Blackness Castle
The fortress where Elizabeth de Burgh is taken prisioner and locked in an iron cage over the sea is Blackness Castle near Linlithgow. Image courtesy of Netflix and Dr John Wells - Map


Talisker Bay Beach in Skye
The scene when Robert arrives rowing to a beach and meets Lord Mackinnon was filmed at Talisker Bay Beach on the wonderful island of Skye. Image courtesy of Netflix and Amateur with a Camera - Map


Outlaw King beach
The set in Islay was filmed also in Skye, at the stunning Caribbean-looking Coral Beach.
Image courtesy of Netflix and Colin - Map


Outlaw King set location
Doune Castle is taken and burned by Lord of Douglas. This is the same location featured in almost every castle scene in Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Image courtesy of Dave Appleby and Google Maps


Borthwick Castle burning
Borthwick Castle in North Middleton was also burning thanks to some special effects.
Image courtesy of Netflix and Peter van der Wielen - Map


Lieux du tournage Le Roi hors-la-loi
The final Battle of Loudoun Hill was set at Mugdock Country Park (north of Glasgow). Also a small medieval village was built in the area. Image courtesy of Netflix - Map


Outlaw King drehort
Some shots by the seaside were filmed with the remains of Tantallon Castle in the backgorund (in East Lothian). A little more to the south is the Seacliff Beach, where the last scene of the movie was filmed.
Image courtesy of Netflix - Tantallon Castle Map - Seacliff Beach Map

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