Seen in Outlander – Best Places to Visit in Scotland

Has the hit show Outlander inspired you to discover more about Scotland? Here are some of the best locations to visit and immerse yourself in the local history.


You will recognise this familiar location as its featured in the opening title sequence. With breath-taking scenery, it provides a perfect example of the rugged beauty of the Highlands.

Kinloch Rannoch

Rannoch Moor is surrounded by an imposing mountain range. The moor is not too far from Kinloch Rannoch, which is where Claire steps through the Craigh na Dun standing stones to begin her time-travelling adventure.

Devil’s Pulpit – Finnich Glen

Devil’s Pulpit is the name given to Finnich Glen. The magical location was used as Liar’s Spring in the show where Claire had to drink to prove her trustworthy. If you are thinking of visiting, go prepared. the walk is steep and slippery.

Drummond Castle

Drummond Castle Gardens is Scotland’s most beautiful formal garden, its landscape stood in for the Palace of Versailles in France in season 2.

The Cloisters at Glasgow University

The Universities ornate covered walkways were used as a stand in for Harvard when Frank worked as a professor at the Boston college.

Doune Castle

The formidable Doune Castle plays a lead role as Castle Leoch, home to the MacKenzie clan. The castle also features in Games of Thrones as Winterfell home of the Startks.


The town in Fife, is a familiar sight for Outlander fans as it’s been featured many times. It is owned by the National Trust for Scotland who preserve the town’s historical buildings, which date back to the 18th century.

Linlithgow Palace

The palace featured in the show disguised as the fictional Wentworth Prison, the palace’s interiors were used when Jamie was brutally held and abused by his rival, Black Jack Randall.

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