Ardgowan has featured in a number of International and National feature films and television dramas cementing its hard earned reputation as one of Scotland's premier set locations for filming and photography.

With over 10,000 acres of countryside at our disposal , we have unparalleled versatility as a film, photography and production location. Our diverse array of unique and evocative exterior and interior spaces range from ruined castles and rugged moorland to derelict attic space and lavishly decorated staterooms, making Ardgowan one of the most sought after film locations in Scotland.

To book a visit, or for further information, please contact the Estate Office on 01475 521 656 or email   

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To Set The Scene…

From the picturesque river parkland and manicured gardens, through to wooded beaches and moorland lochs, the Estate has an extraordinary array of dynamic exterior spaces that lend themselves well to filming and photography, all with the added benefit of the excellent ambient light for which this part of the word is famous.

The unique character of the landscape is matched by the interiors of the historical 18th century, 76 room house; its stable block, outbuildings and the range of modern cottages, all in various states of dilapidation and renovation meaning that often only minimal dressing is necessary. 

The combination of a diverse portfolio of locations, all in close proximity to one another with a competitive price model, means that by booking Ardgowan, you will significantly reduce your carbon emissions, travel expenses and overall project costs. Also, every booking comes with the guarantee of exclusivity on the Estate to ensure peace for the duration of the filming, helping you get the job done quickly and efficiently.


Glasgow is fast becoming the international film makers location of choice given the relative inexpense of filming here as well as the willingness on the part of the authorities to cooperate. Inverclyde, on the outskirts of Glasgow with its wild landscapes and industrial heritage is equal to, if not better than, the city centre in terms of what it has to offer, yet despite of its proximity to Glasgow it remains an untapped resource for film makers.

Ardgowan is situated at the heart of Inverclyde and is only 45 minutes from Glasgow city centre and 90 minutes from Edinburgh city centre. A world away and yet easy to get to, the Estate is well serviced by both road and rail to better facilitate the transportation of trucks and equipment.

Ardgowan is also connected to a number of international airports being 35 minutes from Glasgow Airport and 55 minutes from Prestwick Airport and is ideally suited to busy schedules of cast and crew. We would recommend you come and see the Estate's photogenic merits with your own eyes by booking a free tour on your site visit.


Ardgowan is logistically well suited to all kinds of filming projects. We have the space to accommodate a fleet of trucks on site, the facilities for overnight equipment storage and the amenities to provide for large numbers of staff, cast and crew at any one time. 

All parking on the Estate is complimentary and we have on and off site locations that lend theselves well to the creation of base camps. For a more immersive experience, the house is available for overnight stays. The Estate is still private so
roads can be temporarily closed off from public access to ensure privacy and peace.

With ten years worth of filming projects under our belt, our experienced team will be on hand to help from your initial site visit through to your departure. Whether it is advising on property rights or organising location management, additional personnel, transport, security, or catering if necessary, no question is too big nor detail too small, so book a site visit and come and explore Ardgowan's potential.


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