Outlander season 6 is currently filming on location in Scotland but which locations in Outlander are real places?
Outlander season six is coming soon to Starz and Starzplay, with filming currently underway in Outlander’s homeland of Scotland. Filming has taken place on location in Scotland since the series began in 2014 but which locations in Outlander are real places? Express.co.uk has everything you need to know.
Which locations in Outlander are real places?
Doune Castle serves as Castle Leoch in Outlander, the home of Colum MacKenzie (played by Gary Lewis) and his 18th-century clan.
Doune Castle also appears in the 20th-century episode in season one when Claire (Caitriona Balfe) and Frank (Tobias Menzies) visit the castle ruins during their honeymoon.
Pollock Park in the south side of Glasgow doubled as the grounds of Castle Leoch in season one.
The park also served as the backdrop for the French countryside in season two.
Doune Castle is believed to have been built in the 13th century but suffered damage in the Scottish of Independence.
it was rebuilt in the 14th century by Robert Stewart, Duke of Albany, the son of King Robert II of Scots.
Black Jack Randalls headquarters
Black Jack Randall’s (Tobias Menzies) headquarters are set inside Blackness Castle in Linlithgow.
Blackness Castle is a 15th-century fortress near the village of Blackness, Scotland.
At the time of its construction, Blackness was the main port serving the Royal Burgh of Linlithgow and one of the main residences of Cardinal Beaton and the 6th Earl of Angus.
As seen in Outlander, the castle served as a state prison, holding prisoners such as Cardinal Beaton and the 6th Earl of Angus.
Dysart Harbour in Fife was transformed in season two to portray the French port of Le Havre in the 1740s.
Bellhurst Manor, the home of the Duke of Sandringham was filmed on the grounds of Callendar Park in Falkirk.
Drumlanrig Castle in Dumfries and Galloway also served as the exterior for the Duke of Sandringham’s home as well as the rooms and bedrooms.
The real Bonnie Prince Charlie is believed to have stayed at Drumlanrig Castle on his way to the battle of Culloden.
L’Hopital Des Anges
The hospital where Claire volunteered to work in France was filmed at Glasgow Cathedral.
Glasgow Cathedral, also known as the High Kirk of Glasgow, St Kentigern’s or St Mungo’s Cathedral, is the oldest cathedral in mainland Scotland and is the oldest building in Glasgow.
Beauford Castle, the home of Lord Lovat in Outlander was filmed at Dean Castle in East Aryshire.
Dean Castle was owned by the Boyd Family, the lords of Kilmarnock for over 400 years.
The lands on which the castle stands were granted to the Boyds by Robert the Bruce, James III of Scotland sister married Boyd and members of the Boyd family joined Bonnie Prince Charlie’s (Andrew Gower) rebellion.
Craigmillar Castle doubled as Ardsmuir Prison in season three of Outlander.
The ruined castle, known as Edinburgh’s other castle is one of the best-preserved medieval castles in Scotland and was once home to Mary Queen of Scots.
The scenes inside the Governor’s Mansion in Jamaica were filmed inside the Signet Library in Edinburgh’s Old Town.
Craigh Na Dun
Fans of the show are often curious about where the stones at Craigh Na Dun are filmed.
While the stones themselves are not real, the location they are in is and can be visited.
This is located in the village Kinloch Rannoch, which is in Perth and Kinross.
In a recent interview with The Sunday Times, Sam Heughan and his former Outlander co-star Graham McTavish discussed their series Men in Kilts: A Roadtrip with Sam and Graham and book Clanlands: Whisky, Warfare, and a Scottish Adventure Like No Other.
During the interview, Heughan and McTavish urged fans to respect the historical sites which feature in Outlander.
Recently, it was reported stones from the battlefield of Culloden had been stolen.
Heughan said: “Hopefully, reading our book or other books, people will understand the history of what happened and treat historic sites with the respect they are due.”
McTavish added: “I certainly don’t agree with people taking souvenirs.
“These places are to be shared by everybody and if you start dismantling them for your own selfish gain then that’s not helping anybody at all.”
Outlander season 1 to 5 are streaming on Starz now