Outlander Locations



The area in and around Linlithgow is rich in locations used in the TV series Outlander.

Visit these sites and get transported back in time to either 1945 at the end of World War II or to 1743 in the years leading up to the second Jacobite rising.

Outlander is an American-British television drama series based on the historical time travel Outlander series of novels by Diana Gabaldon.  For information on other Outlander locations in Scotland click here.  

For information on local customised tours click here.


Built and developed over two centuries by successive Stewart kings of Scotland, Linlithgow Palace was a comfortable and attractive retreat from affairs of state, conveniently placed between Stirling and Edinburgh. 
The location was used as Wentworth Prison in the series.


Linlithgow Palace is administered by Historic Scotland and is open all year round.  


Just a short distance outside Linlithgow is Beecraigs Country Park.  The location was used for various outdoor scenes.
Visit the park today for great walks and superb views of the Forth estuary and beyond.



Hopetoun House
The splendid Hopetoun House, situated about 20 minutes from Linlithgow near South Queensferry, doubles as the stately home of the Duke of Sandringham.
The house is actually much more splendid than as depicted in the TV series, as part of the building was digitally erased.

Hopetoun House is open to the public from Easter to the end of September.


Blackness Castle

Built in the 15th century by one of Scotland's most powerful families, the Chrichtons, Blackness Castle was never destined as a peaceful lordly residence; its enduring roles were those of a garrison fortress and state prison.

Blackness Castle stands in as a location for the Fort William headquarters of Black Jack Randall.

Blackness Castle is administered by Historic Scotland and is open all year round.  

MH Castle
Midhope Castle is a 16th century tower house in Scotland.  It is situated in the hamlet of Abercorn on the Hopetoun Estate, about 4 kilometres to the west of South Queensferry, on the outskirts of Edinburgh.


The location is used as Jamie Fraser's childhood home of Lallybroch.


The castle is derelict, but it is possible to walk the grounds.



Scotland's largest railway museum and operating steam railway is situated in Bo'ness a few miles north of Linlithgow. The Bo'ness and Kinneil Railway operates from mid-March till the end of October.


The Bo'ness and Kinneil Railway was transformed to double as a wartime London railway station where Claire and Frank say their goodbyes.