In honor of the season 3 premiere, we wanted to give you a look at some of the Outlander locations in Scotland used for filming the TV show. Not only can you follow in the footsteps of Jamie and Claire, you will also get the opportunity to see some of the most beautiful places in the world! Check out our special Outlander itinerary here.
Rannoch Moor, Perthshire. Rannoch Moor was a part of one of the most important fixtures of Outlander, when Claire travels back in time through the Craigh na Dun stone circle. The area is about 50 square miles of boggy moorland filled with a variety of wildlife.
2.Doune Castle, Perthshire. You may remember this Scottish castle as Castle Leoch in Outlander, which is the home of Jamie’s uncle Colum Mackenzie. Built in the 14th century, it is one of the best preserved great halls in Scotland. It contains a striking 100 foot guardhouse. [Side note: the castle was also featured in Monty Python!]
- Linlithgow Palace, West Lothian. You may not remember Linlithgow Palace as such a happy place in Outlander. The palace is the home of the fictional Wentworth Prison in the tv series. The palace is run by historic Scotland and is the birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots (for any Reign fans here!)
- Dunmore Park. Located in Falkirk, Dunmore Park was used in the first episode of Outlander as the hospital where Claire worked as a nurse before being transported back in time. It was built in the 1800’s for the 5th Earl Of Dunmore. Currently, the home is free to visit and explore since no one currently owns the property. (It’s a little spooky!)
- Troon. In Ayrshire sits the quaint seaside town of Troon which you may remember from Outlander as being the setting for the scene where Claire and Jamie arrive to board a ship to deliver Jamie to France. Troon is a gorgeous destination and you can visit the Royal Troon Golf Club for a round of golfing during your visit!
- Deanston Distillery. This distillery is the setting for Jamie’s cousin’s wine warehouse on the docks of Le Havre. You can take a tour of the distillery and learn their decades-long process of distilling whisky! Also, the distillery sits next to the entrance of the Loch Lomand National Park!
- Drummund Castle Gardens. You will probably remember these gardens in Outlander for their striking resemblance to the Palace Of Versailles gardens. For the TV show, Drummund Castle Gardens were used in place of the famous Versailles gardens and wow, are they beautiful! Upon arriving to the gardens, you drive down a mile-long entrance lined with beech trees leading up to the castle. Be on the lookout for peacocks!
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