Outlander Locations Nearby

The area around Upper Woodburn is hoatching with sites from the Outlander series including Jamie’s home of Lallybroch, the house of the Duke of Sandringham, Fort William where Jamie was incarcerated, Castle Leoch – home to Colum MacKenzie and Wentworth prison.

There is a fantastic interactive map here https://www.visitscotland.com/see-do/attractions/tv-film/outlander/ with detailed information about each site.

Some of the key filming locations within 30 minutes:

Callendar House – Falkirk (Season 2) Steeped in history, this gorgeously decorated 14th century house, set within the grounds of Callendar Park, is an architectural gem. The authentic Georgian working kitchen was used as part of Bellhurst Manor, the home of the Duke of Sandringham. Open All Year (closed Tuesdays). Falkirk, FK1 1YR www.falkirkcommunitytrust.org.uk

Bo’ness and Kinneil Railway (Season 1) was transformed into a wartime London railway station where Claire and Frank said their goodbyes. Tour this heritage railway and explore Scotland’s largest railway museum, before taking the chance to board a preserved vintage steam or diesel-hauled train. Open Mar – Oct. Bo’ness Station, EH51 9AQ www.bkrailway.co.uk

Muiravonside Country Park, Linlithgow (Season 2) Located between Linlithgow and Falkirk, the park lent its backdrop to the dramatic Battle of Prestonpans, and doubled both as a British encampment and the English countryside. Open All Year. Whitecross, EH49 6LW www.falkirkcommunitytrust.org.uk

Blackness Castle (Seasons 1 & 2) Standing looking out over the Firth of Forth near Edinburgh is the impressive Blackness Castle, often referred to as ‘the ship that never sailed’ due to its ship-like shape. This 15th century fortress provided the setting for the Fort William headquarters of Black Jack Randall, and also featured in the heart-wrenching scene of Jamie’s incarceration. Open All Year. Blackness, EH49 7NH www.historicenvironment.scot

Gray Buchanan Park, Falkirk (Season 4) – Known locally as Parkhill, the site has pretty woodland areas alongside the meandering Polmont Burn, and large rolling parkland areas with mature tree avenues. This is where Jamie and Young Ian buried Gavin Hayes after he was hanged for stealing in Charleston, South Carolina. Please note there is no graveyard in the park. Polmont, FK2 0XR www.falkirk.gov.uk

Linlithgow Palace (Season 1) – The entrance and corridors of this ruined palace were used as Wentworth Prison where Jamie was imprisoned. Once a favoured royal residence of the Stewart kings and queens and the birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots, this wonderful 15th century site, with its elegant courtyard, still oozes charm. Open All Year. Linlithgow, EH49 7AL www.historicenvironment.scot

Loch Katrine – Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park – (Season 2) Soak up the peace and tranquillity of the area, and discover the roads travelled by Roger and Brianna when they first became friends after meeting in Inverness. Open all year. Boat trips from the Trossachs Pier. Callander, FK17 8HZ www.lochkatrine.com

Doune Castle – (Season 1) plays a leading role in the show, substituting for the fictional Castle Leoch – home to Colum MacKenzie and his clan in the 18th century. It also features in the 20th century episode when Claire and Frank visited the castle in ruins on a day trip. Open All Year. Doune, FK16 6EA www.historicenvironment.scot

Deanston Distillery, Doune (Season 2) Housed in a former cotton mill, Deanston Distillery provided the setting for Jamie’s cousin Jared’s wine warehouse at the docks in Le Havre. Take a behind-the-scenes tour of the distillery to discover the centuries-old tradition of whisky distilling. Open All Year. Doune, FK16 6AG www.deanstonmalt.com

Loads of places in Glasgow including: Pollok country Park, Kelvingrove Museum, George Square, Glasgow University, Glasgow Cathedral

Culross (Season 1 & 4) an incredibly historic little town on the forth that was a centre for trade in the 17th and 18th Centuries, beautifully preserved buildings and gardens run by the National Trust for Scotland. Culross was used as Cranesmuir, and the location for Gellis Duncan’s house. https://www.nts.org.uk/visit/places/culross

Stirling University (Season 2) The University is situated on the site of the historic Airthrey Estate. The walkway between the university buildings doubled as the walkway at Boston Airport where Brianna met Roger and the Pathfoot Building was used as Inverness College, where Brianna meets Geillis. Open All Year. Stirling, FK9 4LA www.stir.ac.uk

Beecraigs Country Park (Season 4) this 913-acre country park is a great place for enjoying the countryside and visiting the red deer and Highland cattle at the animal attraction. Have fun at the play area or stay for longer at the caravan & camping site. The park doubled as the North Carolina wilderness which Jamie and Claire rode through after leaving River Run. On the journey through the forest, they became separated during a thunder storm and Claire was haunted by the ghost of Otter-Tooth. Linlithgow, EH49 6PL www.westlothian.gov.uk

Hopetoun House (Seasons 1,2,3,4) is the setting for the home of the Duke of Sandringham. The rear of the House was the location for the dual between the Duke and the head of the McDonald clan, and the courtyard behind the Stables Tearoom features regularly as a Parisian street location in Series 2. Midhope castle, in the grounds of Hopetoun, is Lallybroch, Jamie’s home. https://hopetoun.co.uk/estate/outlander-at-hopetoun/

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