Set Jetting around Edinburgh

Stay in elegant holiday homes whilst travelling to discover Edinburgh, Fife and East Lothian's film and TV locations

Yellowcraig Beach filming location in East Lothian - Photo of a coastline with blue waters and golden beach. (© VisitScotland / Kenny Lam)

Immerse yourself in the enchanting world of film and television by visiting some of Scotland's most iconic locations.

Film and TV Locations in Fife, Edinburgh, and East Lothian

Fife, Edinburgh, and East Lothian, with their stunning landscapes and historic charm, have been the backdrop for numerous beloved film and TV productions.

Experience Scotland’s Cinematic Charm

Discover the magic for yourself and follow in the footsteps of your favourite characters.

It's no surprise that the historic capital city of Edinburgh provides a dramatic backdrop to many TV series and movies over the years.

From the gritty crime series of Rebus, to the mystery and magic of Harry Potter, to the romance of One Day.

But the film crews have travelled further afield. From the pretty coastal route in East Lothian, and edging north to Fife, Scotland has created the perfect backdrop for you to enjoy.

Edinburgh: A city of films and stories

Edinburgh’s historic streets and landmarks have made it a favorite for filmmakers.

Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle, a star in its own right, has appeared in many films, including The Adventures of Greyfriars Bobby. Visit this iconic fortress for a taste of Edinburgh's history and cinematic splendour.

The Royal Mile

Walk along the Royal Mile, a location used in Avengers: Infinity War. This historic street, lined with medieval buildings, leads from Edinburgh Castle to the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

Victoria Street

Believed to be the inspiration for Diagon Alley in the Harry Potter series, Victoria Street’s vibrant, winding path is a must-visit for fans of the magical world.

East Lothian: Scenic Beauty

East Lothian's diverse landscapes have made it a sought-after location for filmmakers.

Tantallon Castle

This dramatic clifftop fortress, featured in Outlander, offers breathtaking views over the Firth of Forth. Filled with its own dramatic history, explore the ruins and imagine the historical dramas that unfolded here.

Yellowcraig Beach

Known for its appearance in The Railway Man, Yellowcraig Beach provides stunning coastal scenery perfect for a leisurely walk or a film-inspired picnic.

Gosford House

Gosford House, a grand estate featured in The Awakening, showcases impressive architecture and beautiful gardens. It's a perfect spot for fans of period dramas.

Fife: A filmakers coastal treasure

Fife’s picturesque villages and historic sites have caught the eye of filmmakers from around the world.

St. Andrews

Stroll along vast West Sands Beach, immortalized in the iconic film Chariots of Fire. This famous stretch of sand is where the iconic running scene was filmed.

Dysart Harbour

Step into the world of Outlander at Dysart Harbour, which doubled as the French port of Le Havre. Explore the charming harbour and surrounding streets as seen in the series.


Known to Outlander fans as 1940s Inverness, Falkland’s historic square and Falkland Palace provide a glimpse into the past.

Plan your set-jetting adventure in Edinburgh and beyond

Scotland’s film and TV locations offer more than just beautiful backdrops — they provide a unique way to experience the country's rich history and culture. 

Whether you're an Outlander aficionado or a Harry Potter enthusiast, Fife, Edinburgh, and East Lothian are brimming with sites that bring your favourite stories to life.

Stay in elegant holiday homes on your set-jetting visit

Adore Scotland has curated a collection of stunning holiday homes, from castles to stately homes to cottages. Each provide their own distinct style, but all share a memorable place of luxury, comfort and style.

Your Adore Scotland team is here to guide you on the best accommodation for your needs, so please contact us with your questions.

Pack your bags and embark on a journey through Scotland’s cinematic landscapes. Your adventure awaits!

"Whether you're an Outlander aficionado or a Harry Potter enthusiast, Fife, Edinburgh, and East Lothian are brimming with sites that bring your favourite stories to life."

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