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Sites and locations visited in alphabetical order

 

Aberdour Castle Fife KY3 0SL Tel. +44 1383 860519

 

Abercairny Estates near Crieff, houses in southern Style, shooting for season 4 in November 2017. Update will follow as soon as I’ll know more!  Abercairny, Crieff PH7 3NQ

 

Ardverikie Estate near Loch Laggan, Badenoch.  Shooting was on the northern side of the loch. Kinlochlaggan, PH20 1BX +44 1528 544322. Administrational building on the A86, a few hundred metres from Ardverikie Estate, located in a sharp turn to the left.

 

Argyll’s Lodging in Stirling, included in the entry for Stirling Castle, a few hundred metres downhill. Castle Wynd, Stirling FK8 1EG

 

Auchindrain Township Open Air Museum, Auchindrain lies on the A83, six miles south of Inveraray in Argyll and Bute. It is the only township to survive substantially unaltered from amongst the many hundreds that existed across the Scottish Highlands before the Highland Clearances of the late 18th and 19th centuries. Inveraray, Argyll PA32 8WD, +44 1499 500235

 

Aviemore in Cairngorms National Park – Touristic region for hiking and skiing, shooting for episode 101 was in the south

 

Balgedie Toll Tavern, Wester Balgedie, Kinross KY13 9HE, +44 1592 840212

 

Balgonie Castle near Glenrothes KY7 6HQ

 

Balmoral Castle, just from outside, AB35 5TB Aberdeenshire, during July and August summer holiday residence of the Queen

 

Barskimming (Estate) Woodlands Farm, Mauchline –  campfire episode 110 KA5 5DR

 

Beauly Priory Ruin near Inverness. The Square, Beauly IV4 7BX

 

Beecraigs Country Park, Linlithgow EH49 6PL, westlothian.gov.uk, +44 1506 284516, western of Edinburgh. An area in the woods was blocked for a few days in November 2018, shooting for season 4

 

Blackness Castle Blackness, Linlithgow EH49 7NH, Tel. +44 1506 834807

 

Blair Castle (white castle) is a ruin built in 1269 in Blair Atholl in Unitary Authority Perth and Kinross in Scotland. Family site of the Murray family, head of the family is the Duke of Atholl. Blair Atholl, Pitlochry PH18 5TL

 

Bo’ness and Kinneil Railway, center of the city, Bo’ness Station, Union St, Bo'ness EH51 9AQ

 

Bothwell Castle south-eastern of Glasgow, ruin next to the water. Uddingston G71 8BL

 

Braemar Highland Games once a year, usually on the first Saturday in September AB35 5YU

 

Brenachoile Point, land tongue on Loch Katrine, shooting with Brianna and Roger FK17 8HZ. In Aberfoyle turn right to Duke’s Pass, parking on Trossach’s Pier,  boat tour with the „Lady oft he Lake“, hiking takes 1 hour, by bike about 15 minutes

 

Britannia, former royal yacht, lying in Leith harbour on the eastern city limit of Edinburgh, EH6 6JJ +44 131 555 5566

 

Buchanan Castle Estate, G63 0HX, north-eastern of Glasgow, completely overgrown and very pittoresque

 

Bunnet Stone, close to Lomond Hills (Pilzstein) Bonnet Stone and Maidens Cave, Cupar Fife KY14 near the village of Gateside – I haven’t been there yet.

 

Caerlaverock Castle, the only triangular water castle in Scotland, Dumfries DG1 4RU. Castle staff confirmed there was no shooting there

 

Calderglen Country Park, recreational park (zoo, ornament gardens, golf court), Calder River. Strathaven Road, East Kilbride, Glasgow G75 0QZ

 

Callendar House  FK1 1YR in Falkirk, shooting was in the kitchen

 

Cambusbarron 10 miles southeast from Stirling, 10 miles south from Doune Castle. The production team asked for shooting permission in Murrays Wood, Murrayshall Quarry – located in the concrete production ground, Stirling FK7 9QA

 

Carlisle Castle – left corner of inner courtyard was used for shooting Wentworth scene (hanging) CA3 8UR

 

Clava Cairns,  circles of ancient stones near Inverness/Culloden, Inverness IV2 5EU

 

Craigmillar castle, near Edinburgh, Castle Road, EH16 4SY – standing for Ardsmuir Prison

 

Culloden or Culloden Moor, Battlefield, 6 miles east from Inverness, IV2 5ES

 

Culross or Culross Palace with gardens, Dunfermline KY12 8JH, Tel. +44 1383 880359, walking to the market place via Kirk Street,  Culross Abbey KY12 8JD lying on the hill northern at city limits, this road further up and then the country road to the left (western), straight at the next crossing (leave the car here latest, there is no way to turn round if you drive further), finally but a foot path, there are signs to the West Kirk  KY12 8JL

 

Culzean Castle and Country Park, KA19 8LE, south from Ayr on the west coast

 

Cumbernauld Glen, G67 3JG nature reserve, was used for outside shooting, but no exact place could be found out yet

 

Cumbernauld studios, located on the motorway M80 between Glasgow and Edinburgh, Wardpark Industrial Estate, Wyndpark Rd, G68 0BA

 

Dean Castle, lying in Dean Castle Country Park near Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire, Dean Rd, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire KA3 1XB, +44 1563 554734 shooting for episode 209

 

Deanston Distillery, shooting in one of the warehouses for episode 206, Doune FK16 6AG, open 10:00–17:00 Tel. +44 1786 843010  

 

Doune Castle, Castle Hill, Doune, Perthshire FK16 6EA Tel. +44 1786 841742, there’s Sam Heughans voice on parts of the audio guide tour

 

Drumlanrig Castle Thornhill, Dumfries and Galloway DG3 4AQ, shooting was in the courtyard in front of the castle (there were many tents standing) and also in the castle itself (parlor of the Earl of Sandringham) and the staircase

 

Drummond Castle Gardens, western of Perth near Crieff PH7 4HZ +44 1764 681433 – standing for Versailles and Paris

 

Dunadd Hill Fort, northern of Lochgilphead and southern of Kilmartin near river Add in Argyll and Bute on a rock about 50 metres high. An Iron Age and later hillfort, 2 miles south of Kilmartin off the A816. Lochgilphead PA31 8SU. 

 

Dunbar Harbour, Cromwell Quay, Shore St, Dunbar EH42 1SU, small harbour, shooting place, eastern from Edinburgh on the east coast

 

Dunblane Cathedral, north of Stirling. The Cross, Dunblane FK15 0AQ. One of the most fascinating churches from the 11th/12th century. Open to the public every day.

 

Duncraig Castle, ein Landhaus am Südufer des Loch Carron, etwa 1 km östlich der Ortschaft Plockton, Duncraig Square, Plockton IV52 8TZ

 

Dunfermline Abbey – in Dunfermline northern from Edinburgh, the church is open and free to visit, but the palace ruins require payment. A great number of Scottish Kings and Queens are buried here. There is a plate for Robert the Bruce in the church

 

Dunmore Park St Andrew's Dr, Falkirk FK2 8LP southeast from Stirling – private property, but the law allows walking as long as you don’t cross a fence or commit another offense. Either parking somewhere near (where it is not prohibited) and walk past the barrier, straight to a farm, turn left and continue on a grass path for a few hundred metres.

 

Dunure Castle in South Ayrshire near Dunure,  KA7 4LW, southern from Ayr on the west coast. Where Jamie searches for Claire after he flew from Ardsmuir Prison and where the English soldiers searched for him. Young Ian's attempt for the treasure and his capture was also shot there.

 

Dunure Harbour,  KA7 4LN, where Jamie and Claire embark on their search for young Ian

 

Dysart Harbour near Kirkcaldy (northern from Edinburgh) standing for Le Havre

 

Edinburgh Castle, one of the most important points of interest in Scotland. The hillc castle is located in the centre of Edinburgh on Castle Rock at the end of the Royal Mile. Buy Pass if you want to visit several castle, it pays off! No parking, a little outside or below in the southern vally on castle terrace. Castlehill, Edinburgh EH1 2NG, +44 131 225 9846

 

Edinburgh, Frederick House Hotel, 42 Frederick St, Edinburgh EH2 1EX, located centrally in the city, +44 131 226 1999

 

Edinburgh Fringe Festival, every year in August – fantastic and very crowded

 

Edinburgh Holyrood Palace or Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh is the official residence of the Queen in Scotland. The palace is located on the eastern end of the  Royal Mile, leading from there to Edinburgh Castle. Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8DX, +44 303 123 7306

 

Edinburgh Tattoo  annual military parade and show in front of Edinburgh Castle, every year about 3 ½ weeks in August

 

Edinburgh Royal Mile shooting places:
            - World’s End Tavern, Edinburgh, EH1 1TB, 2-8 High Street
            - Collonades of Signet Library S3, EH1 1RF, West Parliament square, as Governor’s mansion in Jamaica,

              restaurant area and upstairs
            - St. Giles Royal Mile, Cathedral on West Parliament square
            - Baker’s Close, Sugarhouse Close, Tweeddale Court
            - White Horse Tavern

             - Anatomy Lecture Theatre, Summerhall, Summerhall Pl, Edinburgh EH9 1PL
            - Youth Hostel, 9 Haddington Pl, Edinburgh EH7 4AL, +44 131 524 2090

 

Eilean Donan Castle, Dornie, Kyle of Lochalsh IV40 8DX, +44 1599 555202

 

Every Day Athlete (EDA) in Glasgow = Sam's gym, 100 Borron Street, Suite 18. G4 9XG

 

Falkland city, The Covenanter Hotel and shops nearby in season 1, around the Falkland Palace which stood as pharmacy in season 2, outside shootings in the lanes around the place and in Falkland Town Hall as city archive, all standing for Inverness 1966 KY15 7DA

 

Falkirk Wheel, a modern rotating boat lift near Falkirk, constructed like a carnival big wheel and unique in the world. Lime Rd, Tamfourhill, Falkirk FK1 4RS, height 35 m

 

Falls of Clyde, Dye Works, New Lanark Road, Lanark ML11 9DB, 26 m, 4 steps, nature reserve with birds, beavers, otters etc., south-eastern from Edinburgh, the smaller falls are to be seen after about 100 metres, the bigger falls are about 30 minutes hiking

 

Falls of Dochart FK21, in midtown Killin at the western end of Loch Tay. View to the falls from the bridge crossing in the village, more like a big collection of rapids, there are many B&Bs down the road towards the nature reserve, reservation recommended

 

Falls of Foyers, opposite of Urquart Castle, on the east side of Loch Ness, 165 feet high. There’s a free car park above the falls and about 200 steps / 10 minuts down to the upper falls, about 5 more minutes down to the lower falls IV2 6XX

 

Faskally Forest, PH16 5JZ, Waldgebiet zwischen River Tummel und A9 kurz vor Pitlochry, hier war das Indianergebiet in Staffel 4

 

Finnich Glen / Devil’s Pulpit: Killearn, Stirlingshire, G63 9QL - St. Ninian’s spring, this location is dangerous, should be risked only by mentally and physically capable people. Only with good hiking shoes, not after or during rain, not alone, only in groups. Word goes rescue missions have highly increased there. There’s a small parking for about 2 cars on the A809 next to the bridge, otherwise use the left side of the wide crossroads to Killearn, walk along the left side to the gap in the wall or climb over the fence and follow the path (attention: usually is muddy even on sunny days), after about 200 m there is the path to the steps on your left. If you’re lucky, the ropes are intact, further down, the steps are uneven, unstable and some do even miss and it’s very steep. Prepare to get wet and dirty, be very careful. It’s worth climbing, but I was very lucky – two times.

 

Firth of Forth, large mouth of the river Forth near Edinburgh

 

Fisher’s restaurant in Edinburgh, 58 Thistle St, EH2 1EN, +44 131 225 5109

 

Fort William – Ben Nevis 1345 m, ascent takes about 4-5h (+ descent!)

 

Fort William distillery PH33 6TJ

 

Glamis Castle also on 10 pound note, one of the most beautiful castles in Scotland, birth place of Queen Mum. Glamis DD8 1RJ, +44 1307 840393 An A90, northern of Dundee and Perth, fantastic tour through the rooms where they lived as a young couple.

 

Glasgow Argyll Hotel, 973 Sauchiehall St, Glasgow Metropolitan Area G3 7TQ, +44 141 337 3313

 

Glasgow Botanic Garden 730 Great Western Rd, G12 0UE – parking on the side of the road with ticket machines, park opens early, glass houses only at 10

 

Glasgow (St. Mungo’s) Cathedral, lower crypt. Castle St, Glasgow G4 0QZ

 

Glasgow Kelvinbridge, North Woodside Road – beautiful old copper bridge, next to B&B Albion Hotel

 

Glasgow Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum Glasgow, reminds of Harry Potter’s Hogwarts, Argyle St, G3 8AG

 

Glasgow Lighthouse, 120 m high, fantastic view. 11 Mitchell Ln, Glasgow G1 3NU opens at 10.30 restaurant with tower, city centre of Glasgow

 

Glasgow Necropolis, oldest cemetery of the city, located  above Glasgow Cathedral

 

Glasgow "The Provand`s Lordship" oldest remaining house of the city, built in 1471

 

Glasgow shooting places:
            -
University of Glasgow, Joseph Black Building, University Avenue, G12 8QQ, Chemistry Building,

              G12 8SU, also the column walk under the main building to the yard
            - Kelvin Park  entrance below University, 1. bridge to the right, where Claire walks across
            - Dowanhill Street = Randall’s house in Boston, G12 9DN, between Highbury Road and Victoria

              Crescent Road
            - Old Victoria Infirmary in Glasgow, Langside Road, G42 9TY, hospital season 3

        - St. Andrews in the Square, former church at St. Andrews Square. Shooting in March 2018,

               standing for governor Tryon's palace. Glasgow G1 5PP

 

Glasgow Tennent’s Brewery, Duke St, Glasgow Metropolitan Area G4 0UL

 

Glencoe - The Study (and Three Sisters) in Glencoe. – famous valley in the mountains – just drive through on the A82, huge, impressive mountains, visitor centre PH49 4HX, costs money and isn’t necessary, just look for one of the parkings, get out and enjoy the view. Big parking at about the middle of the valley

 

Glencorse House Milton Bridge, Penicuik EH26 0NZ, Tel. +44 1968 676406
shooting for the wedding outside on the little graveyard info@glencorsehouse.com or 07984168026

 

Glenfinnan Viaduct, Lochaber, tourist info, car park (be early, very crowded!) train arrives at about 10.45 Uhr, another one in opposite direction a little later. Near Fort William A830, PH37 4 – this view is from below and from the “wrong side” to the viaduct, the view point on the mountain should be better.

 

Gosford House, Longniddry EH32 0PX, far southeast from Edinburgh, was used for the outside of Wakefield’s house, but standing also for Helwater Estate, was closed in 2017, should reopen in spring 2018

 

Gray Buchanan Park, Parkhill, west side of Polmont. Grave stones were added. Falkirk FK2 0XR

 

Highland Folk Museum Aultlarie Croft, Kingussie Rd, Newtonmore, Inverness-Shire PH20 1AY  Tel. +44 1540 673551

 

Hopetoun House (near Edinburgh), drive from Queensferry Farquhar Terrace, EH30 9SL, Tel. +44 131 331 2451, stood for Sandringham’s place in season 1, the lane behind was used for Paris in season 2, inner yard seen from the right

 

Hunterston House, West Kilbride is standing for the interior of Reverend Wakefield's house KA23 9QG (western from Glasgow), Castle Ave, not open to the public, can be booked, is quite often used as shooting place (way too far for me)

 

Inverlochy Castle near Fort William PH33 6SN

 

Inverness in the north, on the mouth of the River Ness to the Moray Firth

 

Inverness Castle, Inverness IV2 3EG, 44 1463 237114

 

Isle of Skye: advice of  Sam: The Quiraing, The Old Man of Storr (stone needles), beaches, fairy pools (hiking about half an hour about stone steps and 2 creeks, possible, said to be very beautiful), Cuillin mountain range, boat tour to the seals from a harbour in the south

 

John Street  in Glasgow (marriage Claire & Frank), NOT George Square, 2 blocks east

 

Kelpies, two giant sculptures made of steel, both about 30 m high. With light and staircase inside. Located in a park named The Helix near Forth and Clyde Canal in Falkirk, The Helix, Grangemouth, FK2 7ZT

 

Kilchurn Castle, is a ruined structure on a rocky peninsula at the northeastern end of Loch Awe. Loch Awe, Dalmally PA33 1AF

 

Kilmartin Glen Standing Stones, Kilmartin Glen is an area in Argyll not far from Kintyre, which has one of the most important concentrations of Neolithic and Bronze Age remains in Scotland. The glen is located between Oban and Lochgilphead, surrounding the village of Kilmartin. There are more than 350 ancient monuments within a six-mile radius of the village, with 150 of them being prehistoric. Monuments include standing stones, a henge monument, numerous cists, and a "linear cemetery" comprising five burial cairns. Several of these, as well as many natural rocks, are decorated with cup and ring marks. Baluachraig PA31 8QG

 

Kinloch Rannoch – Craig na Dun, east of Pitlochry  PH16 5QF

 

Limekilns – one of the caves opposite the harbour was used for shooting in episode 114, eastern of North Queensferry, just by the sea, KY11 3JU

 

Linlithgow Palace Kirkgate, Linlithgow, West Lothian EH49 7A Tel. +44 1506 842896

 

Loch Katrine, please look -> Brenachoile Point

 

Loch Lomond & the Trossachs, nature reserve between Loch Lomond, Loch Katrine and Loch Achray. The classic romantic landscape of Scotland

 

Loch Ness in the north of Scotland between Fort Augustus and Inverness

 

Mallaig, there is a ferry from Mallaig on the east coast to Ardvasar at the south coast of Skye, Mallaig PH41 4QD, I took the northern ferry to Glenelg

 

Melrose Abbey, ruin of a monastery, 30 miles southeast of Edinburgh, Abbey St, Melrose TD6 9LG

 

Mercat Tours Edinburgh– Outlander Tour, Ghost Tour and Underground Tour mercattours.com

 

Midhope Castle – between Queensferry and Blackness, Abercorn, South Queensferry EH30 9SL   Tel. +44 131 331 9940

 

Muiravonside Country Park, Whitecross EH49 6LW, used for Prestonpans episode 210

 

New Apostolic Church Glasgow, 329 North Woodside Road, Glasgow, G20 6ND, services Sunday at 10.30 and Wednesday at 19.30

 

Newhailes Mansion House in Musselburgh near Edinburgh, shooting for season 4 in November 2017. Update will follow as soon as I’ll know more! Musselburgh EH21 6RY

 

Peebles city southern from Edinburgh, Highland Games in Hay Lodge Park EH45 8JE

 

Pollock Country Park 2060 Pollokshaws Rd, Glasgow G43 1AT, shooting was behind Pollock House on the lawn, the bridge and somewhere up in the woods

 

Polmont near Falkirk, shooting was at (please look) Gray Buchanan Park

 

Prague shooting places:

  • Na Kampe, streets on the west bank of river Moldau and subway under the Charles Bridge
  • Strahov Monastry, Strahovské nádvoří 1/132, Library (building to the right)
  • Radnické Schody, great set of stairs just beneath the castle
  • Malteska Nam, three streets west from Na Kampe street, city house of the Frasers
  • Vojensky kostel svateho Jana Nepomuckeho, old military church St. Nepomuk, Kanovnická (above the castle)

 

Premier Inn Glasgow Cumbernauld, 4 S Muirhead Rd, Cumbernauld, G67 1AX, +44 871 527 8424

 

Preston Mill, Preston Road, East Linton, just by the main road, East Lothian EH40 3DS

 

Prestonpans, famous battle, eastern from Edinburgh by the sea, Tranent EH33 1LY

 

Queen‘s View above Loch Tummel is one of the most famous views in whole Scotland. Pitlochry PH16 5NR

 

Rest and be thankful The highest point on the A83 is 803 ft above sea level and divides Glen Kinglas from Glen Croe. From the viewpoint of this famous beauty spot you can see the old valley road, engineered by General Wade during the subjection of Scotland following the Jacobite rebellion. A stone was erected to commemorate the completion of this military road in 1750.

 

Rosslyn Chapel, Chapel Loan, Roslin EH25 9PU, gothic church 15. Century, south from Edinburgh. There’s a footpath downhill, next to the chapel, turn left at the graveyard, to Roslyn Castle, and a flight of stairs above the castle downhill into Roslin Glen Country Park

 

Roslin Glen Country Park, the upper entrance to the park in the hairpin bend, leave your car a little further down the street, through the gate on the gravelled road about 1 km to the ruins, Roslyn Gunpowder Factory, Old Mill lade, Roslin EH25 9PX, shooting was for episode 109

 

St. Andrews, east from Perth on the east coat, Castle, Abbey and University

 

St. Andrews in the Square, 1 St. Andrews Square, church from the 18, century, promoting Scottish music, song and dance. Glasgow city centre, G1 5PP

 

Steall Waterfalls southeast from Fort William, south from Ben Nevis, lower/smaller falls first with car park just aside. Bigger/upper falls on an adventurous road into the mountains, sometimes just 7 feet wide, to the next car park and then about 30 minutes hiking.

 

Stirling Castle, famous castle, family site of the Stuart King family. Car park on top of the hill next to the castle and in the small roads downhill. Castle Esplanade, Stirling FK8 1EJ, +44 1786 450000

 

Stirling University, Pathfood Building, flight of stairs up from the parking, shooting for episode 213 – Airthrey Road, FK9 4LA

 

The Struan Bank Hotel, 74 Perth Rd, Cowdenbeath KY4 9BG, +44 1383 511057 Maggie + Peter, info@thestruanbankhotel.co.uk

 

Tantallon Castle, giant castle ruin, surrounded on three sides by the sea, eastern from Edinburgh, North Berwick EH39 5PN

 

Tibbermore Church western Perth, outside the village on a small, very old graveyard, possible closed. Call 0131 563 513, key owner lives next door

 

Torbrex farm – field outside standing for the battle of Prestonpans (furrow)– episode 209. Greengairs, Airdrie ML6 7TU, also for WWII, southeast from  Cumbernauld

 

Touch House (pronounced took, standing for Culloden House) http://www.touchestate.co.uk/ Touch Road, Stirling, FK8 3AQ Phone: 01786 448899

 

Troon South Ayrshire, shooting on the beach for goodbye in episode 113

 

Tullibardine Chapel, where they hide in episode 211, was open, southeast from Perth, Auchterarder PH3 1NU, +44 131 668 8600

 

Tulloch Ghru Rothiemurchus Centre, Aviemore PH22 1QH

 

Urquart Castle western borders of Loch Ness, castle ruin on the A82. 2 miles from Drumnadrochit. Inverness IV63 6XJ, +44 1456 450551

 

Wallace Monument in Stirling, a 67 m high square tower, built in 1869 near Stirling, commemorating William Wallace, parking possible only at the bottom of the hill,  bus shuttles take visitors upwards. Museum, souvenir shop, tower (about 200 steps) Abbey Craig, Hillfoots Rd, Stirling FK9 5LF, +44 1786 472140

 

Wilton House near Salisbury SP2 0BJ - (WSW from London, way to far!) Shooting for the inside of Versailles, shooting outside with pavilion, bridge (also in Pride and Prejudice), I wasn’t there yet.

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