Exquisite Backdrops for Historic Film Locations & Photo Shoots near Edinburgh, Scotland

How many castles 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?

Originally a fifteenth century castle, Winton still retains many of its original treasures, equipped with superfast 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.

The Castle’s interiors are perfect for filming period dramas while the exteriors offer historic film backdrops. The grounds, including Sir David’s Loch and the colourful walled and terraced gardens, offer plenty of scope for creative directors with few distractions. That’s why Winton has been chosen for film productions by the BBC, STV and by other film directors. Learn more about Winton’s History.

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Popular Chinese TV Commercial Filmed at Winton Castle

Winton Castle opened its doors to Freak Films to film a TV commercial for Chinese TV for Ganten Water. A production crew of nearly sixty people set up camp, making the Castle and its beautiful surroundings their film set. The advert has 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, with her own businesses, 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.

Scottish Renaissance Rooms for Exquisite Photo Shoots

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 European masterpieces and antiques.

Photo Shoots for Fashion and Lifestyle Magazines

Winton has been chosen as the setting for photo shoots for bridal fashion magazine launches, lifestyle magazine features and to showcase upmarket country clothing.

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