'Outlander' season 3 filming near Dunure Castle

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The Doune Castle in Perthshire, which was used as a set for Castle Leoch in Starz tv series "Outlander." Facebook/ Outlander

Filming for “Outlander” season 3 will soon begin near Dunure Castle in Scotland. This will be the last leg of the production in the country, before the cast and crew shift base to South Africa. Meanwhile, the Doune Castle in Perthshire is undergoing renovation after a huge influx of tourists.

The cast and crew have filmed in Ayrshire before, and will be going to Dunure on Jan 30, The Scottish Sun reports. The filming is said to be taking place near the castle in the village.

Councillor Bill Grant, responsible for tourism, said that he is “delighted” with the network for choosing Dunure. He pointed out that the background of the castle and the rugged coastline will be a “fabulous” setting on the show. He also added that the location has a “fantastic choice of eateries and accommodation,” which will make the stay for the cast and crew a memorable one.

Last year filming took place at this location at Kennedy Park. It is not clear how long the cast and crew will film for “Outlander” season 3 at Dunure. Some of the other filming locations of the show include Aviemore, East Lothian, Newtonmore, Loch Rannoch, Cumbernauld and Stirling.

Scotland has become a big tourist destination after the Starz TV series became a hit. The Doune Castle in Perthshire, which was used as a set for Castle Leoch, is being renovated to accommodate the increasing number of tourists, thanks to the popularity of the show.

According to a report by The Scottish Sun, the number of visitors to Doune has doubled in the past two to three years. More than 71,000 people visited the castle last year.

While the filming is still ongoing for “Outlander” season 3, there is still no word on when the first trailer will be released. The producers are also yet to announce an exact release date or the show this year.