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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 is the cheapest way to visit Lallybroch ?

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What is the cheapest way to visit Lallybroch From Edinburgh ?

Visit Lallybroch Castle ( Midhope Castle ) for just £90 . Hourly service from Edinburgh between 10 am and 2 pm . Free pickup and dropoff from Edinburgh. Add two more Outlander film locations – Fort William and Wentworth prison –  for a unique tour costing just £150 . Phone 07305-294773 for details and availability.

See Jamie Fraser’s ancestral home – Lallybroch .

Need a bit more Outlander ? Listen to Jamie as he guides you around Castle Leoch ( Doune Castle ) on our Jamie Fraser Outlander tour

Midhope Castle, a 16th-century tower house, is used as Lallybroch (also known as Broch Tuarach) in Outlander . Left to Jamie by his parents, Brian and Ellen, Lallybroch is also home to Jamie’s sister, Jenny, her husband Ian Murray and their children. With Lallybroch being an important part of the Outlander story, much use is made of Midhope Castle. Phone (+44) 0131-549-9785 for details and bookings .

On this tour you can visit Jamie Fraser’s ancestral home – Lallybroch Castle .

Also available from April 2020 – Lallybroch tours – visit Lallybroch, Fort William, Hopetoun House and Wentworth Prison on our unique Outlander tours – from £200 .

Lallybroch Castle tours can be booked on +447305-294773. In just half an hour from Edinburgh you can be at Jamie Fraser’s ancestral home .

Toll free number 1-866-233-2644 or online .

Perhaps the greatest mystery in Outlander is the actual location of the standing stones at Craigh na Dun

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What castle is used for Lallybroch ?

Real life Midhope Castle is used as Lallybroch in Outlander .  Lallybroch (also known as Broch Tuarach in Gaelic ), Midhope Castle is a 500 year old tower house located on the Hopetoun estate near Abercorn, a few miles west of South Queensferry, and about half an hour from Edinburgh . Lallybroch tours are available . Lallybroch gifts , including stickers, throw pillows and t-shirts , can be bought online

Can you actually visit Lallybroch ?

Visiting Lallybroch
Lallybroch castle has become a bit of a tourist attraction nowadays and it features on Lallybroch tours . You can access Lallybroch / Midhope Castle  , a 500 year old tower house located on the Hopetoun estate from the outside . You can knock on the door and see if Jamie’s there . The inside of the castle is derelict and blocked off . Lallybroch gifts , including stickers, face masks, throw pillows and t-shirts , can be bought online

Are Lallybroch tours from Edinburgh available ?

yes, you can book Lallybroch tours from Edinburgh . It takes about half an hour to travel to Lallybroch . Edinburgh is one of the great cities of the world with millions of visitors a year. Check our our Edinburgh hotels guide .