Craigh na Dun or Casle Leoch may have been a figment of Outlander author Diana Gabaldon’s imagination, but this fascinating world of standing stones, romantic castles and sweeping scenery was inspired by real places and heritage
Not only that, the TV adaptation was filmed partly on location in Scotland.
Numerous sites are but a short drive from The Robertson Arms Hotel making us an ideal base to let your imagination take you back to join Claire on her time travel adventure.
Glencorse Old Kirk
The charming Glencorse Old Kirk nestled in the grounds of Glencorse House in the foothills of the Pentland hills, is where Jamie and Claire get married.
The entrance and corridors of this ruined palace are used as Wentworth prison where Jamie is imprisoned.
Muiravonside Country Park
Located between Linlithgow and Falkirk, the park lends its backdrop to the dramatic Battle of Prestonpans, and doubles as a British encampment and the English countryside.
In the village of East Linton is the picturesque Preston Mill- one of the oldest, working, water-driven mills in Scotland. It provides the backdrop for a number of scenes during the Jacobite Risings.
Near South Queensferry the house doubles as the stately home of the Duke of Sandringham, provides the backdrop for Parisian streets, the spare room of Jamie and Claire’s Paris apartment and the Hawkins estate.
Standing looking out over the Firth of Forth near Edinburgh is the impressive Blackness Castle. This 15th century fortress provides the setting for the Fort William headquarters of Black Jack as well as the scene of Jamie’s incarceration.
The Bo’ness and Kinneil Railway
In West Lothian this railway was transformed into a wartime London railway station where Claire and Frank
say their goodbyes.
The crypt in this imposing medieval cathedral doubles as L’Hospital Des Anges in Paris where Claire
volunteers to work.
The historic George Square in Glasgow is turned into a 1940’s set to film Frank’s spontaneous proposal to Claire.
The quaint seaside town of Troon in Ayrshire is the setting for the scene where Claire, Jamie and Murtagh arrive at the coast and board a 17th century ship to deliver Jamie to France.