Outlander fans, here we come!
If you have fallen in love with the fairytale, time traveling universe of Diana Gabaldon’s novel series now turned into a TV-screen sensation, then you will be thrilled to know you can relieve the best moments in Claire and Jamie’s adventure and love story in real life. Outlander fans, here we come! And we are going to Scotland!
Outlander locations, like Castle Leoch or the mystic Craigh na Dun may be imaginary places, but this time, reality doesn’t betray the magical, fairytale-like atmosphere of the story. Scotland is home to some of the most picturesque, breathtaking spots in the world and the film producers chose some fascinating places to shoot the romantic, gripping and exciting scenes. Here are some of those places:
Falkland town in Fife is a fascinatingly rustic little town where time seems to have stopped. Dominated by Falkland Royal Palace, a 16th century building, this served as a substitute to the Outlander mentioned Inverness.
The lively Mackenzie clan dwell in their own imposing and somewhat grim mansion, Castle Leoch. In real life, scenes were shot in the amazing 14th century Doune Castle, guarded by a tall gatehouse and containing dozens of splendid halls, quarters, kitchens and music rooms.
Certainly, not all scenes happen in the confines of the thick cold walls of medieval castles. Aviemore is the forest that Claire, Jamie and the Highlanders crossed to reach Castle Leoch. Part of the Cairngorms National Park, this area is a popular tourist destination where tourists from all around the world come to practice winter and summer activities and to admire the magnificence of the mountains, the deep forests and the vivid-green pastures.
These are just a few of the many amazing sites where Outlander was shot, but regardless of your taste in movies, the Highlands are a destination that deserves a place on your travel list. With Scotland car rental, you can see the best of it!