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Burial place of King Robert the Bruce
Dunfermline Abbey

THE OUTLAW KING LOCATIONS TOUR

From £15 per adult

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January — December

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Luxury private hire tour for 1 to 4 people. We do not charge per person. The vehicle hire is 45 pounds sterling per hour. Tour length 3 hours.

The new Netflix film based on the life of King Robert the Bruce (known affectionately as The Bruce) and his fight against the English for Scottish independence, does not claim to be 100% historically factual, it is based on the known battles and the times of King Robert. However, filming took place in several striking locations in Fife and nearby. Let us show them to you.

Dunfermline, the ancient capital of Scotland where the wife of King Malcolm III, Queen Margaret, converted a small church into a Benedictine priory and later in 1128 it was made into Dunfermline Abbey by King David II. Over the coming centuries the Abbey was added to and became a wealthy and influential organisation, giving the town both Royal Burgh status and great importance. It is the burial place of King Robert the Bruce amongst many other royal people who now rest in peace within its walls. In The Outlaw King, Dunfermline Abbey was used as the interior of Westminster Abbey.

Next, we travel to the Lothians and on the south eastern outskirts of The City of Edinburgh, stands Craigmillar Castle one of the best preserved medieval castles in Scotland. This noble structure was used to portray Bruce’s castle where there is a battle scene in the Outlaw King and his daughter Marjorie can be seen sitting on the tree in the courtyard. A mediaeval village was specially constructed for the filming, although this has now been dismantled.

Next we travel to Blackness Castle to the west of Edinburgh, situated on the banks of River Forth, it is a 15th century fortress built on top of an earlier fortresses. Named “the ship that never sailed” due to its shape, Blackness Castle is the set for York Castle where King Robert the Bruce´s wife Queen Elizabeth is imprisoned. The scene where Isabella MacDuff, Countess of Buchan and daughter of the Earl of Fife, were suspended in a cage from the walls of Berwick upon Tweed Castle was also filmed here. Less than 5 miles away, we have the nearby Palace of Linlithgow, a former residence of Scottish Royals until it was largely destroyed by fire, it was the location for several different scenes including Bruce’s wedding and coronation and posed as both Perth Castle and Scone Abbey.

Moving further west and into Stirlingshire we arrive at Doune Castle, used as Douglas Castle and Church. Doune is a very versatile location, having also been used in Monty Python &The Holy Grail, Game of Thrones and Outlander. Originally a 13th century castle destroyed during the war of independence, the surviving structure was rebuilt in the 14th century.

The length of this tour is approx. 4.5 hours, including coffee and lunch break. If you wish to visit any of the attractions, time must be added to your tour accordingly. Please contact us for advice. Please note the price for this tour is 45 pounds per hour, for 1 - 4 people, we do not charge per person. For further information please contact us at www.fifetours.com   

Contact details

fifetours.com
40
MacPherson Avenue
Dunfermline
Scotland
KY11 8XA
Starting
Dunfermline and West Fife Edinburgh Kirkcaldy, Leven and District
Length
½
Day
Type
Bespoke Private
Languages
English Spanish
Themes
Castles Film and TV History Photography

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fifetours.com

We are a family owned luxury private tour and transfer company for up to 8 passengers. Our aim is to show you the very best of The Kingdom of Fife, Central Scotland, Edinburgh and the Borders. We offer a range of tours and also the ability to have a bespoke tour, where you can visit exactly what YOU want to visit. You will be driven in privacy, safety and comfort, stopping where YOU want to stop and spending the time YOU want to spend at any given location. We also offer airport and social event transfers. Call us today to discuss YOUR tour of beautiful Scotland or transfer.

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We are open to discuss your requirements 9am - 6pm Monday to Sunday all year. Tours are any day of the week you choose, with a start and finish time convenient to you.

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