One of the first locations used for season 3 filming, Dunure was used at least twice for filming of Outlander. Dunure Castle was used as the ruin on Silkies’ Island from where young Ian recovers the treasure before being captured by pirates. The harbour then was transformed in to the French port where Jamie and Claire once again meet Jared, and board the Artemis for their journey to Jamaica. The surrounding countryside was also believed to have been used for scenes set near Ardsmuir prison.

Dunure is a small village. Visitors will find it relatively easy to see both the harbour and castle, which are less than half a mile apart.

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Images by @fwphotography1, Daily Record and Ayrshire History.