Outlander star Sam Heughan talks castle upbringing as filming for Season 7 well underway

Outlander’s Sam Heughan talked about his castle upbringing as filming for Season 7 gets well underway.

Sam, 41, has starred in many locations involving castles on the Starz hit drama and felt right at home in all of them – as he revealed he lived in the grounds of a derelict one when he was a boy.

Sam, who was born in Balmaclellan, lived in New Galloway, Scotland’s smallest royal burgh as a boy.

He and his family resided in Kenmure Castle’s converted stables and in a podcast with Scottish Fields, he said: “I was born and brought up in southwest Scotland in Dumfrieshire, so I guess just a really idyllic kind of setting.

“We were living on the grounds of an old castle, Kenmure Castle, a really small rural area. Very sort of safe, I guess.

He added: “I think I was just very lucky to have all of that. Scotland is my playground, you know, like kind of the history there, the castle and I think my mother really instilled in me a joy of walking and getting outdoors. “

Sam who also stars in Men In Kilts exploring the great outdoors with sidekick Graham McTavish admits he wasn’t really a fan of the healthy outdoorsy lifestyle when he was wee.

He admitted: ” I guess as a kid you don’t really enjoy it. You’re kind of moaning and complaining. But actually, as you get older, you realise.

“I do a lot of mountain biking, my brother works in mountain biking business and it’s amazing actually, that area is also really changed quite a lot.”

“There’s a lot more outdoor activities down there.”

Sam and his co-star Caitriona Balfe have now started work on series seven of the hit time travelling drama.

Source: dailyrecord.co.uk

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