Other Locations

For the totally committed Outlander enthusiast, other filming locations in Scotland not included in our Outlander tours are described below. Where practical, they can be incorporated into our tours or visited as part of a bespoke tour. They are listed by region of Scotland. Contact us for more information.

Midlothian

Glencorse Old Kirk where Claire and Jamie got married. The church dates from 1665 and has been painstakingly restored by its current owners. The church is not open to the public, but visits can be made by prior arrangement.

East Lothian

Preston Mill is where Claire and Jenny assist in concealing a naked Jamie underwater when a Redcoat patrol passes by. The location was used in other scenes as well.

Gosford House is a Robert Adam masterpiece which doubled as the Palace of Versailles, Helwater and Ellesmere. The grounds and house are only open to the public on certain days of the year.

Prestonpans, is where the actual Battle of Prestonpans took place on 21st September 1745. The battle field lies next to the main road. A nearby vantage point offers spectacular views with many of the buildings present at the time still standing. Memorial flagstones to the fallen of both sides have recently been erected in the centre of the battlefield.

West Lothian

Bo’ness and Kinneil Railway is where Claire and Frank said their goodbyes during World War Two.

Hopetoun House is one of Scotland’s finest stately homes. The house was used as the Duke of Sandringham’s residence, the gardens for the duel between the Duke and the head of Clan McDonald, Parisian streets, Jamie and Clair’s Parisian apartments, the Hawkins Estate, Helwater and the Earl of Ellesmere’s residence where Jamie shoots the Earl to save the life of his new born son. Please note Hopetoun House is open to the public from March until September only.

Glasgow

Tennents Wellpark Brewery on Duke Street features a series of murals on the brewery walls. One is of Sam Heughan who played Hugh Tennent, who started production of Tennent’s Lager in 1885, in a series of TV adverts which you can watch on You Tube. Guided tours are available of the brewery if desired.

Dumfries and Galloway

Drumlanrig Castle near Dumfries became the Duke of Sandringham’s Bellhurst Manor as well as having been stayed in by Prince Charles Edward Stuart in real life. Please note Drumlanrig Castle is only open to the public in July and August.

Ayrshire

The seaside town of Troon in Ayrshire is where Murtagh, Jamie and Claire said their farewells to Rupert, Angus and Willie thereafter boarding the ship that took them to France.

Dunure Harbour and Castle is five miles from Ayr and is where Jamie and Claire set sail from Scotland in pursuit of Young Ian following his capture by pirates. The castle is used to portray the ruins on Silkie Island where the cursed treasure is hidden.

Dean Castle near Kilmarnock, Ayrshire stood in for Lord Lovat’s ancestral home where Jamie attempted to persuade both he and Colum MacKenzie to have their clansmen join the Jacobite army. Please note the castle is closed to the public for restoration however the 200 acres of castle gardens remains open for visitors to explore.

Stirlingshire

Touch House and Business Centre near Stirling was used as a stand in for Culloden House where the Jacobite Army had its headquarters just prior to the battle. Please note Touch House is privately owned with no public access although the exterior of the building can be viewed.

Callendar House in Falkirk is the Duke of Sandringham’s Belhurst Manor. The kitchens are where the Duke met his end at the hands of Murtagh following his confession that he was behind the attack in Paris upon Mary Hawkins and Claire.

Muiravonside Country Park near Falkirk was used for filming the Battle of Prestonpans, amongst other scenes.

Deanston Distillery near Doune was the setting for Jamie’s cousin's bonded warehouse in the dock area of Le Havre.

Loch Katrine in the Trossachs National Park is where Roger MacKenzie enjoyed the peace and tranquillity of its landscape.

Finnich Glen near Drymen, also in the Tossachs National Park, is where Dougal takes Claire to drink from the water to see if she is telling the truth when she denies being an English spy. To reach the water at the bottom of the gorge requires climbing over fences, walking along tracks and descending eighty feet using old stone steps so this is one location only for the agile.

Perthshire and Highland Perthshire

Drummond Castle Gardens just outside Crieff was where some of the garden scenes at the Palace of Versailles were filmed. Fans will remember Captain Randall getting on his knees before King Louis XV. Please note the gardens are open during the summer months only. The castle is a private residence and not open to the public.

Tibbermore Church near Perth which dates from 1632 was the location for Claire and Geillis’s trial for witchcraft. The interior of the church is exactly as it is in the episode however access to the church interior must be arranged in advance as the church is not open to the public.

The Highlands

Rannoch Moor is fifty square miles of wilderness in the Southern Highlands and is where Frank and Claire drove during their second honeymoon. It was also used for filming scenes connected to the (fake) standing stones that allowed Claire to travel back in time.

At the northern end of Rannoch Moor is Glencoe, one of Scotland’s most outstanding areas of natural beauty. Famous long before Outlander for its scenery and the infamous massacre that took place here in 1692. There is a Folk Museum and visitor centre as well as a numerous munros to climb. Many of the opening credit scenes were filmed here.

Thirty miles north is Glenfinnan which although not used for filming is where Bonnie Prince Charlie raised his standard on 19th August 1745. It is also close to Glenfinnan Viaduct made famous by the Harry Potter films.