Starz’s ‘Outlander’ Using Historic Scottish Castle Site For Filming

Filming on Starz’s “Outlander” is in full swing in Scotland, and at least one historical site is being used to help bring the TV series off the page and on to the small screen.

Doune Castle, a real 14th century castle, is being used as a stand in for one of the big locations in the series – Castle Leoch — the stronghold of the MacKenzie Clan.

Much of the series takes place back in 1743, and after Starz flew up to the show’s set in Scotland, where they made us their guests this week, locations manager Hugh Gorlay shared details about how they are using the historical remains.

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Gorlay told television writers, including Access, that they have shot scenes in the courtyard, where some of the production is still set up. Additionally, an interior at the castle has been used as Claire’s room.

This is not the first production to make use of Doune Castle. “Monty Python and The Holy Grail” was filmed there in the mid-1970s.

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Check out more of’s pictures from the locale.

-- Jolie Lash

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