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The mystery of the stones – Craigh na Dun

Craigh na Dun, Lallybroch ( Midhope Castle) Outlander tours

Claire Beauchamp Randall never would’ve met her true love, if she hadn’t put her hands on a magical rock. Craigh na Dun, the site of an ancient stone circle in the Scottish Highlands, is an iconic place in the world of Outlander, 

In the very first episode, Claire visits Craigh na Dun to pick flowers while on vacation; moments later, she’s transported from 1945 to 1743 after tumbling through a Craigh na Dun stone that turns out to be a portal of sorts. Eventually, we learn that Claire isn’t the only time traveler on the show, and there are at least two other standing stone portals in the world.

Outlander‘s success has been great for tourism  in Scotland, where the majority of the show’s five seasons have been filmed. And while we’re all pretty clear on the fact that time travel isn’t possible, no one could blame a person for wanting to visit Craigh na Dun themselves…you know, just to make sure there’s not a Jamie-esque soulmate waiting on the other side.

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What part of Scotland is Outlander filmed in?

What part of Scotland is Outlander filmed in?

 Outlander is the smash hit TV series featuring the love story of Jamie and Claire. Outlander is filmed in Scotland . Filming for series five has just finished . Outlander has now been filmed in numerous locations around Scotland. Outlander tours from Edinburgh are available all year round .

Lallybroch – Jamie Fraser’s ancestral home – is actually Midhope Castle .

Fort William , where Black Jack Randall whips Jamie , is actually Blackness castle.

Wentworth Prison , where Jamie is imprisoned and brutalised by Black Jack Randall , is Linlithgow Palace.

Castle Leoch , stronghold of the Clan MacKenzie , is actually Doune Castle near Stirling and about 20 miles from Edinburgh .

Lallybroch is difficult to spell for most people not familiar with Gaelic . It is not spelt Lolibrook or Lallybrough