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Outlander in Scotland

VisitScotlandJulieVisitScotlandJulie Member, Moderator, VisitScotland Staff
edited October 2017 in Understanding Scotland
Calling all Outlander fans and followers!

Whether it's the books that have sparked your imagination or if you have been enchanted by the TV series and want to follow in the footsteps of Claire and Jamie, you cannot miss the opportunity to come to Scotland and enjoy the locations, castles, landscapes and characters connected to the story by Diana Gabaldon.

If you are looking to plan a trip to Scotland and want to include some Outlander-related locations in your itinerary, start here where you can find locations used in the book and the TV series. You can also download the map of Outlander locations and find out more about the opening theme song. Watch an interview with the Outlander author here.

So, please do share your experiences, recommendations, news and discoveries related to Outlander in Scotland here on this discussion thread. Let us all know about anything you find or ask us any question connected to the Outlander experience.


  • ArtravelistArtravelist Member ✭✭
    Dundas Castle has announced a new luxury group package for Outlander fans to give you the chance to become the Laird and Lady of this 5-star 18th Century castle in South Queensferry.

    The bespoke package includes exclusive use of the castle, accommodation, dinners, entertainment and an Outlander-themed tour of locations in Scotland. The castle has 17 bedrooms and is often used as a wedding venue.

    Come along and be an artravelist with me at
  • fishyprofishypro Member ✭✭✭
    Please remember that the filming of Craigh na Dun did not take place near Inverness. Many people are misreading the map that has been put together by Visit Scotland.

    The following section reads:
    "Or venture beyond Inverness in search of the mysterious Craigh na Dun, which swept Claire back in time; the nearby Clava Cairns are said to have provided an inspiration for this site."

    Clava Cairns were the inspiration of Craigh na Dun and not what you see in the series.
    The actual Craigh na Dun film setting is at the back of Dunalastair reservoir in Perthshire.

    I hope that clears a couple of things up because I have had several visitors who were a little disappointed.

    Best regards
  • VisitScotlandJulieVisitScotlandJulie Member, Moderator, VisitScotland Staff
    Here is a discussion from last year with some great Outlander-related tips:

  • VisitScotlandAmandaVisitScotlandAmanda Member, Administrator, Moderator, VisitScotland Staff
    Two bloggers from the US are about to come to Scotland on an Outlander themed trip - so would be worth keeping an eye on their social channels to see what they get up to!

    Kiwi gal, relocated to Scotland. 
  • ParsmanParsman Member ✭✭✭
    Culross. Amazing place with or without "outlander". Such a well preserved town centre.
  • ArtravelistArtravelist Member ✭✭
    Rail company ScotRail has put together an Outlander-themed itinerary. This is very useful if you want to use only public transport to explore locations related to the TV series. 
    Come along and be an artravelist with me at
  • Samantha_GrantSamantha_Grant VisitScotland Ambassador ✭✭✭✭
    I wrote a blog recently sharing some of my favourite Outlander filming locations in Scotland.  I’ve got so many more I could have covered that I think I’ll need to follow up with part 2.

    I'm a Scottish travel blogger and freelance writer with an extensive knowledge of travelling in Scotland.  I'm always on the road exploring my wonderful country.  I love remote places, history and the great outdoors. 

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