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Outlander's tour of Scotland

Leave behind the car and walk across the magical moors of Scotland – fresh air, the unspoilt natural landscape, it feels like stepping back in time. In fact, we'll help you do just that, with a tour of the stunning sets for the time-travelling drama, Outlander. 

We've put together a list of our favourite stops, giving you an ideal start to your journey to discover more about the history and bring both series 1 and 2 alive. We've chosen locations near to our cabins at Ardgartan Argyll and Strathyre so you can build your Outlander tour into a Scotland holiday.

Doune Castle

Originally built as the home of Regent Albany, Doune Castle is a beautiful example of a medieval courtyard castle. It's also home to Clan MacKenzie in the drama and known to fans as Castle Leoch in Season 1.

Deanston Distillery

Not far from Doune Castle you'll discover the location of the wine warehouse on the docks of Le Havre owned by the cousin of Jamie Fraser (Season 2). Rather than wine, you'll be able to explore the delicious tastes of the finest Scotch whisky, brewed by the Deanston Distillery. There are no ships in sight, but you are at the entrance to Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park. 

Loch Katrine

The whole of the National Park is filled with vast landscapes and amazing scenery. It's easy to imagine yourself in the 18th Century as you leave the towns farther behind. Back in the modern day, walk along the shores of Lake Katrine to discover the roads travelled by Roger MacKenzie in Season 2.

Drummond Castle Gardens

Fans will recall the scenes set in the ornate parks and orchards of the Palace of Versailles in France. The beautiful formal gardens are a must-see destination for keen gardeners and time-travellers alike. Luckily you don't need to travel all the way to France – just as far as Castle Drummond, Crieff.

Culross

Visit Culross, Fife, and see just how many locations you can spot. Culross is recognised as one of the most complete examples of a royal burgh from the 17th and 18th centuries, with steep cobbled streets and red-tiled roofs. You'll find yourself in the fictional village of Cranesmuir, or spot the backdrop to various hospital scenes and the Jacobite encampment. There’s also a reconstructed period garden, complete with herbs, fruit and vegetables, which you'll recognise as Claire's herb garden in Castle Leoch. 

As you set off on your travel through time, you’ll find our cabins at Strathyre or Ardgartan Argyll make the perfect base to return home to each evening. We've picked locations nearby that give you a real taste of both series of Outlander, but there are plenty more to discover

Book your cabin and enjoy your Scotland holiday, exploring the real settings behind the historical drama before series 3 starts this month.

3 Comments

  1. Christine Hawkridge

    September 08, 2017 AT 11:37 PM

    Looks interesting.

  2. Sasha Russell

    September 14, 2017 AT 1:54 PM

    Love that Outlander has found its way into the mainstream in the UK!

  3. Jun Chow

    September 17, 2017 AT 5:54 PM

    Looks very interesting.

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