These 6 Places Are Where Outlander's Jamie and Claire Hang Out IRL
Ever since Outlander debuted on Starz in 2014, fans around the world have been making the pilgrimage to the Scottish Highlands to visit the real-life locations used in the TV show. Some of them are even lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time and catch an episode being filmed. (Spoiler alert: that didn't happen to me.) This past Fall, my best friend and I made our way to Scotland and took a day-long guided Outlander set tour to see six locations from the show. We saw centuries-old castles, sleepy little towns, and sweeping architecture that tells stories of age-old Scotland. Scroll through for a glimpse at the real-life scenery used in Outlander, and consider booking your own trip to the Highlands soon. You certainly won't regret it.
Its real name: Doune Castle
What you might know it as: Castle Leoch
Where you can find it: Doune, Scotland
Where you've seen it in the show: Castle Leoch played host to Clan Mackenzie. While the exterior of the castle was used for the show, sets were built in the studio to mimic the interior.
Its real name: Culross
What you might know it as: Cranesmuir
Where you can find it: Culross, Scotland
Where you've seen it in the show: The mercat area of Culross serves as the home of Geillis Duncan and her husband, Arthur. Behind Culross Palace lies a sprawling garden — part of which serves as Claire's herb garden.
Its real name: Falkland
What you might know it as: Inverness
Where you can find it: Falkland, Scotland
Where you've seen it in the show: The Covenanter Hotel is Mrs. Baird's guesthouse in the show. The Bruce Fountain, in the town square, is where the ghost of Jamie looks up into Claire's room there. A few other storefronts in town serve as various shops in the show, including Campbell's Coffee Shop and Farrell's Hardware and Furniture Store.
Its real name: Linlithgow Palace
What you might know it as: Wentworth Prison
Where you can find it: Linlithgow, Scotland
Where you've seen it in the show: Linlithgow Palace is home to Wentworth Prison in the show, and it's where Jamie is placed on trial, sentenced to hang, and tortured in the dungeons by Black Jack Randall.
Its real name: Castle Midhope
What you might know it as: Lallybroch
Where you can find it: Abercorn, Scotland
Where you've seen it in the show: Perhaps the most important setting in the whole show is Lallybroch, Jamie's estate.
Its real name: Glasgow Cathedral
What you might know it as: L'Hopital des Anges
Where you can find it: Glasgow, Scotland
Where you've seen it in the show: The cathedral's crypt doubles as L'Hopital des Anges in Paris, where Claire volunteers while she and Jamie are living there.