The critically acclaimed Outlander series is the TV adaptation of novels by American writer Diana Gabaldon. Its popularity in both North America and Western Europe has seen this fantastic show air 3 wonderful seasons, with the fourth released in November 2018. The eagerly awaited 5th Season will be released in early 2020.
The story centres around Claire Randall (played by Caitriona Balfe), who, while on her second honeymoon in Inverness, is mysteriously swept back in time to the 18th-century Scottish Highlands. There she meets Jamie (played by Sam Heughan), a chivalrious young warrior, with whom she becomes romantically entwined.
The series was filmed in locations throughout Scotland, including multiple in West Lothian, the rest of the Central Belt and right up to the Highlands.
Inside one of the most spectacular ruins in Scotland you cannot help but walk in the footsteps of royalty. This royal pleasure palace was the birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots and an iconic filming location in hit TV show Outlander.
Midhope Castle is located within the grounds of the Hopetoun Estate. Within Outlander the castle is fictionally known as Lallybroch. Access is only possible to the exterior of the Castle.Book a Tour
Beecraigs Country Park, located just outside of Linlithgow, was used for its forestry in two series's of Outlander. The park is open daily, with stunning views right across West Lothian and further afield.
Why not enjoy a tour of these incredible locations, take a day or an overnight stay and see where part of the Outlander series took place. Immerse yourself in the Outlander experience while you see the familiar sights of Outlander.
Taking an Outlander tour is a great way to meet like minded people who are also madly in love with the show.
There are also a number of companies who now offer Outlander themed tours. Two of these guides are based in West Lothian and both have vast knowledge of Outlander. This includes Mary's Meanders & Mini Kilt Tours as below.
Visit Scotland have produced an excellent map highlighting the various filming locations across the country. It is available to download here.