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Outlander season 3 includes Edinburgh locations

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Several Edinburgh sites appear as filming locations in season 3 of the time travel TV drama Outlander, Film Edinburgh has revealed.

The latest trailer for season 3 of Outlander shows that several Edinburgh sites appear in upcoming episodes, and the city of Edinburgh is now bracing itself for the ‘Outlander effect’ which has seen filming locations around Scotland experience a welcome increase in visitor numbers and revenue. 

Historic Environment recently revealed that a number of their properties had seen in increase in visitors thanks to Outlander, with Blackness Castle, which features in the series as a stand-in for Fort William, experiencing a 72 percent increase in visitor numbers between 1 April and 2 June 2017.

Edinburgh sites in Outlander season 3

Millions of fans watching Outlander can look out for the ruined and medieval Craigmillar Castle, the cobbled Bakehouse Close within the Old Town and the historic and grand Signet Library, in the heart of the city. 

The extensive filming schedule was carried out between September 2016 and January 2017, with further filming also commissioned at Hopetoun House in East Lothian, which featured as the home of Duke of Sandringham in Season 1. 

See the Edinburgh locations in the series 3 trailer:

The Outlander effect in Edinburgh

Ahead of the Season 3 premiere, Rosie Ellison, Film Manager at Film Edinburgh said: “It’s great to have another production shine a light on our beautiful and historic city. Edinburgh’s potential as a filming location really has no limits with every street and building offering something completely different and unique which is evident in the locations Outlander has chosen to film in.

“We’re thrilled to have three new locations feature in the new season and anticipate an “Outlander effect” in the capital.  After featuring in Outlander, Blackness Castle’s visitors soared an incredible 72%. We’re hopeful the showcase of Edinburgh’s Craigmillar Castle, Signet Library and Bakehouse Close will have a similar impact. It’s a huge opportunity for us to reach Outlander’s millions of fans across the globe and we imagine Edinburgh will really reap the benefits.

“This year has been a huge for filming in Edinburgh and every day we’re amazed at the productions coming through. After this week’s announcement that the Scottish Government is adding an additional £10m per year to the funding of screen development and production in Scotland we’re excited to see where Edinburgh will go next.”

Outlander season 3 began on Amazon Prime on 11 September 2017.

Images: Outlander image copyright Sony Pictures/Outlander

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