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Outlander Locations

Locations which feature on this website, and some that don't, scroll down for the full list.

 

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Locations on the map are approximate. If any locations are missing or incorrect please contact us.

Castle Leoch in Outlander / Doune Castle Castle Leoch in Outlander / Doune Castle © Martin Coventry

Doune Castle (Castle Leoch)

Large and impressive old fortress in a lovely spot. Features as Castle Leoch, home of the Mackenzies in the 18th century and visited by Claire, the exterior, courtyard and great hall being used, although the kitchen and other rooms, such as Claire’s chamber, were a set. Claire’s herb garden was filmed at Culross Palace.

 

Midhope Castle (Lallybroch)

Atmospheric old tower house on the Hopetoun estate. Broch Tuarach or Lallybroch, home of Jamie Fraser, having been left to him by his parents, and his sister Jenny and her husband, and visited by Claire after they are wed.  (Seasons 1-3)

 

Culross (Cranesmuir)

Picturesque and largely unaltered village, dating from the 17th and 18th centuries. The village of Cranesmuir and  location of Claire’s herb garden (Culross Palace, NTS). Also used for the Jacobite encampment and hospital scenes before and after Battle of Prestonpans (Season 2)

 

Falkland (Inverness)

Pretty village with the magnificent royal palace. Inverness in the 1940s and the exterior of Mrs Baird’s B&B is the Covenanter Hotel (covenanterfalkland.co.uk, 01337 857163) (Season 1). The village was then used as Inverness in the 1960s (Season 2)

 

Blackness Castle (Fort William)

Large and grim old stronghold. The castle is used as Fort William, headquarters of Black Jack Randall, and Jamie is flogged in the courtyard (Season 1 & 2)

 

Linlithgow Palace (Wentworth Prison: interior)

Magnificent ruin of a royal palace. The entrance and corridors were used as Wentworth Prison, where Jamie is abused by Black Jack (Season 1)

 

Aberdour Castle (priory where Jamie is healed)

Large, partly ruinous castle with fine gardens. Jamie is healed here after being rescued from Black Jack, the old kitchen and long gallery being used for filming. (Season 1)

 

Balgonie Castle (Eldridge Manor)

Interesting and impressive old castle. Eldridge Manor, home of the MacRannochs, Claire devises the plan to free Jamie using Highland cattle (Season 1)

 

Pollok House, park (grounds of Castle Leoch, scenes in France)

Fine wooded park and gardens, the former grounds of Pollok House (NTS). Used as the grounds around Castle Leoch (Season1), then as countryside between Le Havre and Paris (Season 2)

 

Hopetoun House (home of Duke of Sandringham, other scenes)

Large and sumptuous mansion house in fine grounds. Home of the Duke of Sandringham and rear steps used for a sword fight, while grounds scene of the duel between the Duke and leader of the MacDonalds (Season 1). Courtyard behind tearoom features as a street in Paris (Season 2). Hopetoun is also a location in Season 3 and 4

 

Glasgow Cathedral, crypt (L'Hopital des Anges)

George Square in the centre of Glasgow (G2 1DU) was the location of Frank’s proposal to Claire in the 1940s (Season 1). Glasgow Cathedral (HES; open all year, except Sun am; 0141 552 6891/0988, G4 0QZ): Imposing gothic cathedral. The crypt was used as L’Hopital de Anges in Paris, where Claire works (Season 2). Glasgow University (gla.ac.uk, 2 miles W of George Square, G12 8QQ) was used as Harvard, where Frank taught, while nearby Kelvingrove Park (www.glasgow.gov.uk, open all year, G3 6BQ) is the location of Boston Park (Season 3).

 

Drummond Castle Gardens (Versailles gardens)

Beautiful formal gardens of the historic castle. Used as the park and orchard of the Palace of Versailles (Season 2)

 

Gosford House (stables of Versailles)

Impressive old mansion in extensive parkland. Used as Versailles (Season 2) and Helwater and Ellesmere Maor (Season 3)

 

Dean Castle (Beaufort Castle)

Impressive old castle (closed for renovation) in wooded park. Used as Beaufort Castle, home to Lord Lovat (Season 2)

 

Morton Castle (travelling in Scotland)

Ruinous old castle of the Earls of Morton in a pretty spot. Used as a backdrop as Jamie and Claire trvael through Scotland (Season 2)

 

Tullibardine Chapel (chapel in which Jamie and Claire take refuge)

Interesting old chapel in a peaceful spot. The chapel where Jamie, Claire and their party are cornered by Redcoats (Season 2)
 

Drumlanrig Castle (Bellhurst Manor)

Grand old mansion in extensive parkland. Used as Bellhurst Manor, outside and and inside, home to the duplicitous Duke of Sandringham (Season 2)

 

Callendar House, kitchen (Bellhurst)

Large gothic mansion in wooded country park. The old kitchen was used for Bellhurst Manor. (Season 2)

 

Touch House (Culloden House)

Attractive old tower house and classical mansion. Used as Culloden House in the episodes before the Battle of Culloden (Season 2). The house is not open to the public. The real Culloden House is now a hotel.

 

Craigmillar Castle

Large ruinous castle. Used as Ardsmuir Prison, where Jamie is imprisoned (Season 3)

 

Other Outlander locations:

 

Kinloch Rannoch (Craigh na Dun)

Off B846, 3.5 miles E of village of Kinloch Rannoch, in Tay Forest Park, Tullochroisk farm, Perthshire. 
NN 710571   42   PH16 5QF
Picturesque and remote part of Scotland, although there are no stones at site. The iconic stone circle that transports Claire to 1743 in the first episode, and is in further episodes (Season 1 & 2, and Season 4).
On private land: access is possible but not during lambing or other agricultural activity.
 

Glencorse Old Kirk
Off A701 or A702, 2 miles N of Penicuik, Midlothian. EH26 0NZ
Atmospheric old church, on private ground, used as a wedding venue. Jamie and Claire are married here. (Season 1).
Wedding venue   Tel: 01968 676406   www.glencorsehouse.com

 

Tibbermore Church (Cranesmuir Church)
Off A85, 3 miles E of Perth, Perthshire.
NO 052234   58   PH1 1QJ
Fine old abandoned church, dating from the 17th century, in an interesting burial ground. The church was used for the notorious witch trial, when Geillis and Claire are accused.
Tel: 0131 563 5135   Web: srct.org.uk  
Access to the church can be arranged.

 

Preston Mill
Off B1377, E of East Linton, East Lothian.
NTS   EH40 3DS
Scenic water mill with pond and nearby doocot. Jamie takes a dip in the pond, as well as other scenes. (Season 1).  

Tel: 01620 860426   Web: nts.org.uk
Open Easter, then May-Sep, Thu-Mon.

 

Highland Folk Museum
Off A9, Newtonmore, Highland.  PH20 1AY
Excellent museum. Scenes include when Dougal collects the rent (Season 1).
highlifehighland.com   01540 673551 
Open Apr-Oct, daily.

 

Bo’ness and Kinneil Railway
Off M9, Bo’ness, West Lothian.  EH51 9AQ
Heritage railway with steam of diesel trains. Wartime London railway station where Claire and Frank part. (Season 1).
bkrailway.co.uk   01506 822298 
Check website for timetable.

 

Troon
Off A78, Troon, Ayrshire.
Pleasant seaside town on Firth of Clyde. The harbour is where Claire, Jamie and Murtagh board a ship to France (Season 1).

 

Dysart harbour (Le Havre)
Off A955, E of Kirkcaldy, Fife. KY1 2TQ
Picturesque old harbour in historic village. Used as Le Havre, where Jamie and Claire land in France, and the St Germains warehouse (Season 2). The two-masted lugger, seen in the harbour, is berthed in Anstruther harbour in the East Neuk village.

 

Muiravonside Country Park
Off B825, 4 miles W of Linlithgow EH48 6LW
Country park with woods, parkland and gardens. Location of the Battle of Prestonpans, the government camp and English countryside (Season 2).
Tel: 01324 590900   Web: www.falkirkcommunitytrust.org
Open all year.

 

Deanston Distillery
Off A84, 1.5 miles SW of Doune  FK16 6AG
Distillery in a former cotton mill in pretty spot. In Le Havre, Jamie’s cousin’s wine warehouse (Season 2).
deanstonmalt.com   01786 843010
Distillery tours all year.

 

Edinburgh
Off A1, Old Town, Edinburgh.
The Signet Library has a stunning interior (Colonnades Cafe, near St Giles Cathedral: thesignetlibrary.co.uk, 0131 226 1054, EH1 1RF). Used as the Governor’s Mansion in Jamaica. Bakehouse Close, one of the best preserved of the capital’s narrow old streets, off Royal Mile (Canongate, EH8 8PA). Location of Jamie’s print shop, where he and Claire are reunited after their separation. Tweeddale Court, another atmospheric old close, off the Royal Mile (High Street, EH1 1TE). Scene of the market when Claire is reunited with Fergus (Season 3).

 

Dunure
Off A719, 8 miles SW of Ayr, Dunure.
Pretty seaside village on Firth of Clyde. The harbour is where Claire and Jamie leave Scotland in search of Young Ian. Dunure Castle is Silkie Island. (Season 3).

Lallybroch in Outlander / Midhope Castle Lallybroch in Outlander / Midhope Castle © Martin Coventry
Cranesmuir in Outlander / Culross Cranesmuir in Outlander / Culross © Martin Coventry
Fort William in Outlander / Blackness Castle Fort William in Outlander / Blackness Castle © Martin Coventry
Wentworth Prison in Outlander / Linlithgow Palace Wentworth Prison in Outlander / Linlithgow Palace © Martin Coventry
Priory where Jamie is healed in Outlander / Aberdour Castle Priory where Jamie is healed in Outlander / Aberdour Castle © Martin Coventry
Home of Duke of Sandringham, other scenes in Outlander / Hopetoun House Home of Duke of Sandringham, other scenes in Outlander / Hopetoun House © Martin Coventry
Versailles gardens in Outlander / Drummond Castle Gardens © Martin Coventry Versailles gardens in Outlander / Drummond Castle Gardens © Martin Coventry
Stables at Versailles in Outlander / Gosford House © Martin Coventry Stables at Versailles in Outlander / Gosford House © Martin Coventry

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