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Scotland: A Travel Guide: Outlander

Where to go and what to do in Scotland

Outlander and Scotland

The Outlander Series

Outlander is a series of novels by Diana Gabaldon that centers around the heroine, Claire, as she travels through time from post-WWII Great Britain to 18th century Scotland. While her travels take her to other places around the world, the first three novels take place heavily in the Scottish Highlands and Edinburgh, making this a series that is often brought up in relation to Scotland. Visit Diana Gabaldon’s website above to learn more about the series and her other works.

Much of the filming for the STARZ TV show has taken place in Scotland as well, making an “Outlander Tour” a popular trip idea for fans of the show. Check out the trailer for Season 1 of the show below and explore this page to see more information on visiting Outlander sites on your trip to Scotland.

Outlander Filming Locations Interactive Map

Are you an Outlander fan looking to visit some of the popular filming locations from the show? Explore Visit Scotland’s interactive map to see where various scenes were filmed and learn more about the locations. This map is a valuable resource as it breaks down locations based on seasons, shows where they are on the map, and links to other pages where you can learn about visiting each location. You can also filter the locations based on the type of location they are (castle, city, heritage site, etc.).

Outlander Books

If you are interested in reading any of Gabaldon’s Outlander books, see a full listing of the book series here. The 9th installment, Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone, will be released in November 2021.

Outlander Books Continued

STARZ. (2014, July 25). Outlander | official trailer | STARZ [Video]. Youtube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAS01FFj1fQ 

Men in Kilts

Looking for more Outlander and more Scotland? Men in Kilts, featuring Sam Heughan and Graham McTavish from the STARZ TV show, is a new show from STARZ that follows Sam and Graham as they travel around Scotland to explore what the country has to offer. With episodes on food and drink, witchcraft, culture and tradition, sports, and more, this show is a fun way to learn a little and get excited for your trip! Check out the trailer for the show below:

STARZ. (2021, January 8). Men in Kilts | official trailer | STARZ [Video]. Youtube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWhskGea7zU