Discover Film and TV Locations Near Loch Lomond

Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park is not only renowned for its incredible landscapes, but also as a prime filming location. If you’re staying at Loch Lomond Waterfront, you’re within easy reach. You’ll find several iconic film and TV locations near Loch Lomond. Here’s a guide to some of the most notable spots.

Aerial view of Balmaha Scottish village at Loch Lomond.
Aerial view of Balmaha village on Loch Lomond.


The hit TV series Outlander has captivated audiences worldwide with its time-travelling adventures. Outlander features Scotland’s stunning scenery as its backdrop. Near Loch Lomond, you can visit several filming locations featured in the show. Filmmakers filmed scenes featuring the fictional town of Cranesmuir in Culross, which is just an hour’s drive from Loch Lomond Waterfront.

Restored National Trust for Scotland property in Culross Fife Scotland.
Culross is the fictional village of Cranesmuir from series 1, other parts of the village appear in series 2 and 4.

Monty Python & the Holy Grail

Doune Castle, situated near Loch Lomond, became famous as one of the primary filming locations for Monty Python & the Holy Grail. This 1974 comedy classic saw the castle used for multiple scenes, making it very popular with fans.

Medieval Doune Castle, Stirling district of central Scotland, UK, famous for being a filming location of British comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
Medieval Doune Castle

Downton Abbey

The creators of Downton Abbey used Inveraray Castle in Argyll as the fictional Duneagle Castle in the 2012 Christmas special. Visitors can tour the grand interiors and extensive grounds shown in the episode. Get ready to experience the luxury of the Crawley family’s holiday retreat.

Inveraray castle and garden with blue sky, Inveraray,Scotland.
Inveraray Castle, Scotland.

The Eagle

The Hollywood film The Eagle (2011), which tells the story of the mysterious disappearance of a Roman legion, included scenes shot in The Trossachs National Park, showcasing the dramatic landscapes of Loch Lomond.

Take the High Road

For 23 years, the village of Luss on Loch Lomond’s banks doubled as the fictional village of Glendarroch in the long-running Scottish soap opera Take the High Road. The show’s exterior shots highlighted the natural beauty of Loch Lomond, making the village a must-visit for fans.

Stone cottages, Luss, Scotland. One of the small villages on the banks of Loch Lomond. Focus is on the first cottage and flowers.
Luss is a small village on the banks of Loch Lomond.

Rob Roy

The story of Rob Roy MacGregor, a famous Scottish folk hero, has been a favourite for filmmakers. The 1953 Walt Disney movie Rob Roy, filmed action scenes in the hills above Loch Ard. This rugged landscape was ideal for the exciting story. Back in 1922, filmmakers shot a silent film about Rob Roy around Loch Lomond, showcasing the area’s beauty.

The 39 Steps

Filmmakers used the bridge over the River Balvag at Balquhidder in the 1959 adaptation of The 39 Steps. It was the backdrop for several key moments in the film.

The arches of the stone hump back bridge over the River Balvag at Balquhidder, Scotland.
The arches of the stone bridge over the River Balvag.

Film and TV locations near Loch Lomond provide an interesting look into the world of movie-making. Whether you enjoy historical dramas, comedies or soap operas, there’s something to explore. When you visit Loch Lomond Waterfront, consider visiting these iconic spots and see where your favourite films and tv shows were made.

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