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9 Scottish castles made famous on the silver screen

Scotland is famous around the world for its historic castles, and there’s little doubt that Hollywood has helped along the way.

After all, if you were in charge of a film production company, why would you commit to building an expensive scale replica of an ancient fortress, when you could come to Scotland and have your actors experience the real deal?

From the memorable appearance of Doune Castle in Monty Python and the Holy Grail to the use of Craigmillar and Blackness castles in more recent epics, we take a look at 9 Scottish castles that have been made world famous by their inclusion in popular movies down the decades.

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