Outlaw King with Chris Pine

Outlaw King
A Netflix Original released on Friday 9th November 2018.

Both Stirling and Stirlingshire are great locations for film sets with some of the latest scenes captured being part of Outlaw King, released today on Netflix. It tells the story of 14th-century Scotland when Robert the Bruce claims the crown and leads a fierce uprising to win back the country’s independence from English rule.

The production spent over 10 weeks in the Stirling area with key battle scenes, involving thousands of extras, filmed in MugdockCountry Park as well as at Doune Castle and Loch Lomond.

Stay in Stirling for a few days when you book your tickets to Stirling Highland Games 2019 and make sure you take advantage of visiting the locations where Outlaw King was filmed with stars like Chris Pine, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Florence Pugh, Billy Howle, Tony Curran, Callan Mulvey and Stephen Dillane.

Other hidden gems in Stirling that are well worth the visit are:

  1.  The Church of the Holyrude | The Church of The Holy Rude at the top of Stirling Old Town has witnessed over 900 years of history. It was the crowning place of King James VI of Scotland and even bears bullet marks from past battles. Visit for peaceful reflection, impressive architecture and stunning stained glass windows. Make sure to explore the atmospheric cemetery too, which offers views across to Stirlingshire and The Trossachs.
  2. Cambuskenneth Abbey | Cambuskenneth Abbey can be reached by road or on foot from Stirling. The abbey grounds are free to enter and feature a magnificent 13th-century bell tower as well as church and monastery ruins. It was the burial place of James III, and amongst the graves, there is a Victorian tomb created in honour of him and his wife Queen Margaret.
  3. Macrobert Arts Centre | Soak up a bit of culture at the Macrobert Arts Centre at the University of Stirling. Over 400 performances take place here across the year including dance, comedy, music, and art exhibitions, as well as a year-round film programme. The centre offers a particularly family-friendly programme featuring productions and workshops, especially for kids.
  4. The King’s Park | Visible from the castle esplanade but often overlooked by first-time visitors, King’s Park was once a royal hunting ground. Still a place of leisure, it’s now home to a skate park and BMX track, a fantastic outdoor play area, tennis courts and lots of green space to enjoy.

Credit to VisitScotland

The outlaw who united a nation. Critics are raving about Chris Pine as Robert the Bruce in #OutlawKing. pic.twitter.com/NwohOMZyDF

— Outlaw King (@OutlawKing) October 31, 2018

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