Popular film location closes until 2021

A Scottish castle made internationally famous through the hit TV show Outlander has revealed it will remain closed until 2021.

Midhope Castle in South Queensferry, on the edge of the private Hopetoun Estate, is best known by Outlander fans as the ancestral home Jamie Fraser , played by Sam Heughan.

Despite its popularity with tourists, the a 16th-century tower house has not escaped the impact of Covid and is to remain shut until next year.

The historic site was used as an exterior film setting during both Season one and two of the show, used to represent Outlander’s Broch Tuarach.

A post on the Hopetoun Estate Facebook read: “It is with regret that in light of updated Scottish Government advice regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) we have taken the decision to close Midhope Castle for 2020.

“We thank you for your support and visits to the castle.”

Plans were also recently unveiled that could see a new whisky distillery built at the site of the castle.