Enter the world of Outlander, a thrilling romantic adventure that transcends history. Claire Randall, a British Army nurse, is on honeymoon with her new husband in Scotland when she is mysteriously thrown some 200 years to the Jacobite uprising in 1743. There she meets handsome Highland warrior Jamie Fraser, and finds herself torn between her old life in the present - and her new life in the past.
Many iconic scenes from this cult TV series were filmed in the Edinburgh area, so why not take a day trip and follow in the footsteps of our time travelling heroes?
Outlander film locations near Edinburgh
This beautiful stately home near South Queensferry is the setting for the residence of the Duke of Sandringham in series one. Interior scenes were filmed in the Red Drawing Room, while the Sea Trail and West Lawn to the rear of the house was the location for the duel between the Duke and the head of the McDonald clan. The rear steps of the house serves as the location for a thrilling sword fight in season one, while the courtyard behind the Stables Tearoom features regularly as a Parisian street location in series two.
Located on the wider Hopetoun Estate is Midhope Castle, which is the external location for fictional Lallybroch - the Fraser family home. Midhope Castle dates back to the 15th Century and although the exterior is relatively intact, the castle is derelict inside. Plan your trip on the Hopetoun House website.
Preston Mill in the village of East Linton (East Lothian) stands in as the mill at Lallybroch, Jamie Frasier’s home estate. He escapes the English by diving into the mill water to avoid being captured. Plan your visit to Preston Mill via the National Trust for Scotland.
Doubling as the stable house at Versailles, Gosford house appears in the second series while Claire and Jamie are desperately try to create good terms with Bonnie Prince Charlie. Note that while part of the grounds are open to the public, the house is open for only certain days of the year. Check ahead before you travel on the Gosford House website.