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Costume drama is one thing, real drama another!
How many castle have had Bonnie Prince Charlie’s army make camp on the way south, been ransacked and burnt by invading English armies, or played host to Kings and Queens, as well as modern day Presidents?
Originally a fifteenth century castle, Winton still retains many of its original treasures, yet is equipped with broadband and enough power to host a rock concert. We provide on-site catering and always have a flexible attitude towards the producer’s requirements.
Our interiors are perfect for filming period dramas while the exterior of the castle offers a historic film backdrop. The grounds, including loch and gardens, offer plenty of scope for creative directors and few distractions.
Winton Castle recently opened its doors to Freak Films to film a TV commercial for Chinese TV for Ganten Water at Winton. A production crew of nearly sixty people set up camp, making the Castle and its beautiful surroundings their film set. The advert has now been seen by tens of millions of viewers on TV and online in China.
The lead role was played by Chinese superstar Jing Tian, who starred in blockbusters such as ‘The Great Wall’ alongside Matt Damon, ‘Kong: Skull Island’ and ‘Pacific Rim Uprising.’ Jing Tian has her own business empire in China, and she is one of the highest net-worth actresses in the world.
You can read more in our blog on how the advert was filmed at Winton.
Films produced at Winton include Sugh en Eoma (The Story of Whisky) for television on STV and The Century that Made Us, a BBC documentary.
With spectacular rolling countryside and golden beaches, East Lothian has starred in many movies and TV productions, from The Railway Man and Rebusto Castles in the Sky and The Wicker Tree.
Winton Castle’s Scottish Renaissance reception rooms, and historic nooks and crannies make it a popular location for photo shoots.
The castle’s ceilings have some of the most intricate plasterwork in Scotland and its walls display masterpieces and antiques.
Winton has recently been used as the setting for two photo shoots for bridal fashion, magazine launches, life style magazine features and to showcase upmarket country clothing.
The national launch of the wedding magazine, To Have and To Hold, has also taken place here.
Close to the A1 and A68, Winton Castle is located just half an hour east of the city centre and Edinburgh Airport.
Contact us today to discuss your TV, film production or photo shoot requirements.