Outlander Season 6 has finished, and fans will have to endure another Droughtlander before returning to the story of Claire and Jamie Fraser (Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan).
Ever since the very first episode, Outlander has been filmed in Scotland. Even when the story travels to distant shores, filming has mostly remained here.
If you’re an Outlander fan looking to visit some of the most majestic Scottish locations on the show, why not start with the castles? Here are 10 of the most awesome Outlander castles to explore.
1. Doune Castle
Doune Castle near Stirling stands in for Castle Leoch, the seat of the Clan MacKenzie in Season 1 of Outlander. This 14th Century fortress, which has one of the best preserved great halls in Scotland, was also used in Monty Python and Game of Thrones.
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2. Blackness Castle
Blackness Castle, in the Firth of Forth, serves as Fort William in Outlander Season 1. It's here where Jamie Fraser is flogged by Black Jack Randall, and he later rescues Claire from the clutches of her husband's depraved ancestor.
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3. Midhope Castle
Midhope Castle, near South Queensferry, is Lallybrock, Jamie's ancestral home in Outlander. The 16th Century fortress is found in the grounds of Hopetoun House, which was also used in Outlander as the Duke of Sandringham's residence.
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4. Aberdour Castle
Aberdour Castle in Fife is used in Outlander season 1 as the monastery where Claire and Murtagh take Jamie to recover from his injuries at the hands of Black Jack Randall.
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