Outlander Tour

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During the summer we spent a few days in Scotland. I took an Outlander movie set tour, but to be honest, you don't need to be a fan of the books or tv show to enjoy this tour. The historic buildings are unique and interesting on their own.  

The house below is Jamies' ancestral home, Lallybroch. It is completely defunct inside and only the exterior is used in filming. It is on private land, so permission from owners is needed to access property which is easy enough. They've gotten smart and have installed a ticket booth on the edge of the property. You can see the modern house next door. 
Located on the Firth of Forth, Blackwell Castle stands in as the Fort William headquarters of Black Jack Randall, as well as featuring in the heart-wrenching scene of Jamie's incarceration.

Linlithgow Palace: The entrance and corridors of this ruined palace are used as Wentworth Prison where Jamie is imprisoned. Once a favoured royal residence of the Stewart kings and queens and the birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots, this wonderful 15th century site, with its elegant courtyard, still oozes charm and glamour.

Callendar House has played host to many great historical figures over the centuries, including Mary, Queen of Scots, Cromwell and Bonnie Prince Charlie. Callendar House dates from the 14th century. In Outlander, the house doubles as the Duke of Sandringhams's Estate, he is beheaded in that kitchen. The defunct castle belongs to the description above.

The rustic town of Culross in Fife is a unique example of what a town in Scotland would have looked like during the 17th and 18th centuries. The town's Mercat Cross area is transformed into the fictional village of Cranesmuir where Geillis lives, and behind the impressive Culross Palace is where Claire's herb garden at Castle Leoch is located (S1). 
This estate is the set for season 2 and all that happens in Paris.