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.
5. Linlithgow Palace
Linlithgow Palace in West Lothian is the setting for Wentworth Prison in Outlander, where Black Jack Randall brutally tortures Jamie Fraser in Season 1. The birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots, the castle was once the royal residence of the Stewarts but now lies in majestic ruins.
Dean Castle in Kilmarnock is the setting for Beaufort Castle in Season 2 of Outlander. It is here where Jamie and Claire visit Lord Lovat in an attempt to persuade him to send men to help Charles Stuart. This 14th Century castle sits in 200 acres of country park, and was the home of the Boyd family for more than 400 years.
The beautiful gardens of Drummond Castle were used as the Palace of Versailles in Season 2 of Outlander. Found in Muthill, Perthshire, the castle boasts a 17th Century Scottish Renaissance garden, inhabited by peacocks and approached by a mile-long driveway of beech trees.
Drumlanrig Castle, in Dumfries and Galloway, is Bellhurst Manor in Outlander, belonging to the Duke of Sandringham in Season 2. Home to the Douglas family, this castle has 40 acres of gardens and Bonnie Prince Charlie once stayed - uninvited - in one of its bedrooms.