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Where is Outlander filmed in Scotland?

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Where is Outlander filmed in Scotland? Our new tour answers your questions!

Since the TV show debuted in 2014, Outlander, already a highly successful series of books by Diana Gabaldon, has become a global phenomenon. Creating a loyal and devoted following of viewers and readers worldwide and has helped to cement Scotland as a wonderful holiday destination.

This didn’t go unnoticed by us at Timberbush Tours, as we were continually asked about “where is Outlander filmed in Scotland” and whether we had any Outlander influenced tours. We even had a few Private Tour bookings where we were specifically told that we should include stops from Outlander. Well, we listened, and after some careful planning, we have created a brand-new tour for 2017.

The Outlander, Palaces & Jacobites Experience.

We’ve packed as many locations where Outlander was filmed as we possibly could into the one day without you feeling rushed. As fans of the show, we feel that it’s the best way to see a lot of the iconic locations from the series, and we hope that you agree too.

Our Driver-Guides can’t wait to share their knowledge of the show, the Jacobite rebellion and the history behind the castles and palaces that you’ll visit.

If you are not sure where Outlander is filmed in Scotland – here is a list of the various Outlander locations that you’ll see on the day.

Midhope Tower which is used as Lallybroch in the hit show Outlander.

Lallybroch Castle (Midhope Castle)

You will probably recognise this as the family home of Jamie Fraser, otherwise known in the show as Broch Tuarach which in Gaelic means "north-facing tower". The name Lallybroch actually means ‘lazy tower’ but I’m sure most of you knew that already.

Blackness Castle which is used as Black Jack Randalls headquarters in Outlander

Black Jack Randalls Headquarters (Blackness Castle)

In the show, this striking castle is the Headquarters to the insidious Black Jack Randall, the antagonist for Jamie and Claire for the majority of the series. His Fort William headquarters in the show is in fact, Blackness Castle located on the shores of the Firth of Forth.

Side view of Linlithgow Palace which is used as Wentworth Prison in Outlander

Wentworth Prison (Linlithgow Palace)

Home to some of the more unpleasant parts of the series, Wentworth Prison was filmed in the beautiful Linlithgow Palace, a far cry from the what was depicted on screen but there is still plenty you’ll recognise at this wonderful location.

Hopetoun House which is used as the residence of the Duke of Sandringham in Outlander

Duke of Sandringhams residence (Callander House & Hopetoun House)

The tour will visit two locations that were used for Duke of Sandringhams residence, Callander House which was used for the kitchen scenes, due to the authentic working Georgian kitchen located within. Hopetoun House was used primarily as the Duke’s residence during filming, you may recognise some of the interiors too such as our protagonists French apartment. Another bit of trivia for you, the house may look bigger than you expected as certain wings of the property were digitally removed for the series.

Culross which is used as Cransemuir Village in Outlander

Cransemuir Village (Culross)

The fictional village of Cransemuir where several important events take place in the show, is in fact the village of Culross. Seen as the finest example of what Scotland was like in the 17th century, you will have the opportunity to explore its cobbled streets and closes.

The Tuilyies Standing Stones which are similar to the ones in the show Outlander.

Standing Stones

In addition, if we have time, we will make a photo stop at the Tuilyies Standing Stones which are reminiscent of the standing stones at Craigh na Dun, that transported Claire to the past. A great photo opportunity I’m sure you’ll agree.

As you can see, no (standing) stone has been left unturned in our effort to provide you with the most comprehensive Outlander experience that you can do in one day. Starting a new tour is always exciting for us and we can’t wait to get your reactions to the Outlander tour.  

If this isn’t enough Outlander filming locations for you though, we do have another couple of other options that will complement the sights of this tour.

Doune Castle with a Scottish flag on the roof blowing in the wind.

West Highland Lochs, Mountains and Castles tour.

Our West Highland Lochs, Mountains and Castles tour makes a stop at Doune Castle which will be immediately recognisable as Castle Leoch, the home to Colum Mackenzie and his clan. This isn’t a site that you want to miss if you are in love with all things Outlander!

From here you will be taken into the stunning Highlands where you will some of the beautiful scenery that Scotland has to offer, where the landscape hasn’t changed that much since the time that Outlander is set.

Falkland Village which was used as 1940's and 1960's Inverness in Outlander

St Andrews & the Fishing Villages of Fife tour.

Our St Andrews & the Fishing Villages of Fife tour not only allows you to see the beautiful east coast of Scotland and gives you plenty of time to wander the streets of the stunning town of St Andrews. But, there’s a little something for you Outlander fans too.

We’ll also be making a short stop at Falkland village, where you can see the first sights from the series. Falkland village was used as a substitute for Inverness during the 1940’s and 1960’s. There will be plenty of photos opportunities here so you can capture the scenes that where the series started.

Other than being transported to the past yourself, we feel that this is the best Outlander experience that you will get during your time in Scotland!

If you have any questions about where Outlander is filmed in Scotland, please don’t hesitate to contact our Reservations Team on 0131 226 6066 or tours@timberbushtours.com. We look forward to seeing you on tour with us!