Outlander Series, Scotland

Travel through time with Outlander!

Take a peek into the land that inspires the series that has captured readers and viewers alike. Follow in Jaime and Claire’s footsteps through their journey around Scotland. While not all sights and locations through their story are real, there are plenty of sights for you to visit to let you step on to the pages yourself. Check out some of their most famous stops below!

Key Sights

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  • Inverness (where the fictional Mrs Baird’s B&B is set)
  • Loch Ness (where Claire and Frank enjoy a day trip)
  • Urquhart Castle (which Claire and Frank visit during a day trip), Historic Scotland
  • Fort William (where Jamie was held captive by Captain Randall)
  • Culloden battle field, National Trust for Scotland
  • Clan Fraser grave stone at Culloden
  • Loch Garve, near Strathpeffer
  • The village of Beauly and Beauly Priory – where Claire met the Fraser’s seer
  • Edinburgh

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  • “Craigh na Dun” stone circle; potentially inspired by the Clava Cairns
  • Cocknammon Rock
  • “Castle Leoch”; likely inspired by Castle Leod; this is said to be at the foot of Ben Aden, which exists (Knoydart), but far away from where Castle Leoch would logically be (by Inverness)
  • Cranesmuir, home of Geillie Duncan
  • St Ninian’s spring: there is a St. Ninian’s well near Stirling, however this is too far away from where the characters would have travelled at that point
  • Villages along the route to Fort William: Tunnaig (there is a Loch Tunnaig in Argyll), Brockton
  • Jamie’s home lands: Lallybroch – Broch Tuarach – Broch Mordha
  • Wentworth prison
  • Eldridge Hall is the fictional home of the MacRannoch clan
  • Benedictine Abbey of Ste Anne de Beaupre; Sainte Anne de Beaupre is a town in Canada
  • Black Jack;s grave at St Kilda Cemetery – marriage stone at St Kilda’s Kirk; a church exists on St. Kilda, but it is unlikely this is the actual location as the island is too remote
  • Edinburgh Carfax Close

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  • Falkland, Fife, featuring as backdrop to 1940s Inverness beginning of the story
  • Tulloch Ghru area near Aviemore / Cairngorms National Park: background for journey from Craigh na Dun to Castle Leoch and also featuring in the opening credits
  • Doune Castle, near Stirling, a medieval stronghold featuring as Castle Leoch (Historic Scotland)
  • Royal Burgh of Culross, Fife, featuring as the 1740s fictional village of Cranesmuir: Claire’s herb garden is behind Culross Palace, it is open to the public. (National Trust for Scotland) featured as Geillis Duncan’s parlour and many scenes in season 2.
  • Blackness Castle (Historic Scotland) 15th century fortress used to represent Fort William
  • Linlithgow Palace stands in for the entrance to Wentworth prison entrance and corridors.
  • Hopetoun House – features as the home of the Duke of Sandringham
  • Midhope Castle: Set on the Hopetoun Estate – arrange by appointment only. Setting for the exterior scenes for Jamie’s childhood home Lallybroch
  • Pollok Park Glasgow: Claire searches for medicines and herbs to treat the ill. Also features as grounds surrounding Castle Leoch.
  • George Square Glasgow: where Frank proposes to Claire
  • Highland Folk Museum in Newtonmore: backdrop for a number of period scenes
  • Aberdour Castle doubles for Saint Ann de Beaupre’s monastery in France. The Old Kitchen and Long Gallery were used for filming.
  • Finnich Glen near Killearn, Stirling: location for St. Ninian’s Spring where Dougal puts Claire to the test
  • Rannoch Moor, Perthshire: backdrop to where Claire disappears (not the standing stones)
  • Bo’ness & Kinneil Railway was transformed into the 1940s London train station
  • Glencorse Old Kirk, Milton Bridge: setting for Claire and Jamie’s impromptu wedding
  • Tibbermore Church, Perthshire – where Claire and Geillis were tried as witches.
  • Balgonie Castle, Fife – home of the MacRannochs in season 1.
  • Drummond Gardens, Crieff – doubled as a park in Paris as well as the gardens of the Palace of Versailles in season 2.
  • Dysart Harbour, Fife – doubles as the French port of Le Havre where Claire and Jamie arrive at the start of Season 2.
  • Reaper Tall Ship – berthed at the Scottish Fisheries Museum, Anstruther, Fife – used as the ship which took Jamie and Claire to France.
  • Deanston Distillery, near Stirling – doubled as French wine cellars and warehouse
  • Callander House, Falkirk – the setting as the county home of the Duke of Sandringham
  • Muiravonside Country Park – the setting for the Battle of Falkirk and Battle of Prestonpans
  • Glasgow Cathedral – doubles as French hospital in Des Anges

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