Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series may be coming to an end but it doesn’t mean the magic of Jamie and Claire Fraser’s love story has to dwindle away.

There’s plenty of real-life memories in Scotland where the Starz historical romance was filmed. The author of the original book series Diana herself has spoken lots of her love for the Scottish Highlands, with its breathtaking scenery being the focal point.




There’s also many other hidden gems across the country that have featured in the series. Why not pack a few bags and kick that Droughtlander feeling aside?

Most of the series is shot in Scotland, and every location has a great story behind it – as well as stunning views Outlander fans will not want to miss!


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The stunning surrounds of Glencoe features in the opening credits of Outlander. Its valleys of world-famous high mountain peaks, ridges, rushing rivers and waterfalls. Just beyond the nearby Highland town of Fort William is the legendary Glenfinnan Monument where Bonnie Prince Charlie raised his standard and started the second Jacobite Rising in 1745.

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Craig na Dun, the stone circle that sent Claire back in time to 1743 where it all began. The exact hill where the stones are located in the drama series is just off the road near Kinloch Rannoch – you can pull the car over and walk among them. The idyllic area around Loch Rannoch and Kinloch Rannoch, in Highland Perthshire, was seen in the background as Claire and Frank enjoyed their second honeymoon.

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The 14th-century Doune Castle near Stirling, doubled as Castle Leoch in the show. Of course, known to Outlander fans as home to Colum MacKenzie and his clan in the 18th century. You can visit this ex-royal residence and picture the grand banquets that would have once been held here – as it remains relatively unchanged.

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Familar to fans as the ‘Palace of Versailles in France’ in season two and Helwater and Ellesmere in season three. Originally designed by one of Scotland’s greatest architects, Robert Adam. Part of the grounds is available for public use, but the house is only open for visiting on certain days, so you should check before you travel.

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At the foot of the Lomond mountains in Fife lies the beautiful village of Falkland, otherwise known as the honeymoon destination on Outlander. The famous scene with ‘Jamie’s Ghost’ was shot. Here you can recreate one of the first scenes of the TV series in the town of Falkland, which was used to portray 1940s Scotland in season one and 1960s Inverness in seasons two and four.

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The Royal Burgh of Culross in Fife is known as the town of Cranesmuir in Outlander. Behind the impressive Culross Palace was where Claire’s herb garden at Castle Leoch was located in season one. The ruined church, which was the Black Kirk in season one, is a short walk away from the village centre. The rustic town was also a backdrop to the Jacobite encampment and makeshift hospital scenes in season two. It also doubled as the location of Balriggan Cottage where Laoghaire and her daughter Joan lived in season four.

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Pollok Country Park, in Glasgow’s south side doubled as the grounds surrounding the fictional Castle Leoch in season one. The park also stood in for the French countryside that the characters travelled through between Le Havre and Paris in season two. Once voted the best park in Britain and Europe – you can explore this extensive woodland area free of charge!

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Looking out over the Firth of Forth near Edinburgh is the impressive and quirky Blackness Castle. This 15th-century fortress provided the setting for the Fort William headquarters of Black Jack Randall, as well as featuring in the heart-wrenching scene of Jamie’s incarceration in Outlander.

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Craigmillar Castle featured as Ardsmuir Prison, the place of Jamie’s incarceration in season three also. Mary Queen of Scots used the now ruined medievil castle as a place of refuge in 1566.

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Jamie Fraser’s grandfather made his home in 14th century Dean Castle – known in the series as Beaufort Castle. It is situated in a wooden glen in Kilmarnock, near Beauly in the Highlands.

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