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Braveheart is a 1995 film starring Mel Gibson, which was set in medieval Scotland, filmed in Scotland and Ireland, and inspired by the events of a true historical story.
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Braveheart is a film about the history of William Wallace and Scottish independence in the late 13th century (see Medieval Britain and Ireland). It has been criticised as historically inaccurate but was a box-office success and a boon for Scottish tourism.
- 1 Stirling Castle, Castle Esplanade, Stirling FK8 1EJ, ☏ +44 1786 450000.
- 2 National Wallace Monument (William Wallace Monument), Abbey Craig, Hillfoots Rd, Stirling FK9 5LF, ☏ +44 1786 472140.
- 3 Glencoe.
- 4 Loch Leven (Loch Leven (Highlands)). not to be confused with Loch Leven in Kinross
- 5 Glen Nevis (the foot of Ben Nevis) (near Fort William). The fictional village Lanark where Wallace was depicted as living was a set based on houses in St Kilda and filmed at Glen Nevis and dismantled following the completion of the film.
- 6 Mamore Mountains (Buchaille Etive Mor).
Much of the film was filmed in Ireland.
- Dunsoghly Castle, Dunsoghly, Co. Dublin, Ireland (two miles northwest of Finglas, northern Dublin off the N2). not open to the public. depicts Edinburgh Castle in the film
- Trim Castle. The fortified English town of ‘York’ is depicted by Trim Castle and also 'London Square' where Wallace is executed.
- The Curragh Plains. depicts the Battle of Stirling Bridge
- Castles in Britain and Ireland
- Fiction tourism
- Literary travel
- Medieval Britain and Ireland
- Monarchy of the United Kingdom
- Robin Hood, a legendary English folk hero who would be some decades older than William Wallace