Fans of the time-traveling TV drama, Outlander are currently following season 4 of the series. And without giving too much away, much of the storyline is set in Charleston, North Carolina. But fans looking to visit the locations from seasons 1-3 in Scotland will be happy to know that the crew chose to stay there to film.
From Carolina plantation homes, early settlements and Native American lands, these are the Scottish-turned 18th century American locations fans can visit for themselves.
Less than two hours from Edinburgh is Abercairny Estates, in the town of Crieff. This has been the family home of the Morays since the 12th century. Today, it’s a venue for weddings, parties and corporate events. And for Outlander, the crew transformed the estate into a 19th century American plantation house, also known as Aunt Jocasta’s plantation, River Run.
Newhailes House, just a few miles east of Edinburgh city centre, served as Governor Tryon’s home in North Carolina. The house was featured in the season 4 premiere and is actually a 17th century Palladian villa open to visitors for guided tours and nature walks around the gardens and surrounding land.
COUNTRY PARKS AND FORESTS
Beecraigs Country Park
When Jamie and Claire get separated during a storm, it was here in Beecraigs Country Park that they were riding on horseback. An hour outside Edinburgh, near the town of Linlithgow, this 913 acre country park is known as a place for recreational activities, including camping and spotting herds of red deer, highland cattle and a variety of sheep.
Faskally Forest served as another American location recreated in Scotland. This forest is located at the banks of Loch Dunmore in the Scottish highlands. While it became the home of the Native Americans in Outlander, visitors can follow trails surrounded by lochside trees and diverse woodland structures.
Calderglen Country Park
In one of the episodes in season 4, Jamie takes Willie hunting in the woods. And there’s no better place for outdoor activities for visitors than Calderglen Country Park, where that scene was filmed. The recreational park is home to a zoo, nature trails, golf course, gardens and the historic Torrance House. Just 30 minutes outside of Glasgow, this is a destination for the whole family.
St Andrew’s in the Square, Glasgow
In the heart of Glasgow is St Andrew’s in the Square, a church located in a public square. This former parish church served as a filming location for season 4 of Outlander. Nowadays it’s used as Glasgow’s Centre for Scottish Culture and a popular wedding venue.
Nearby many Outlander filming locations is Abercorn Church, used as the site of Frank’s grave. In season 4, Bree can be seen in the churchyard. The current building dates back to the 11th century, and the site dates even further back as the site of a 7th century monastery.
Take a look at VisitScotland’s interactive map to see more filming locations featured in seasons 1-3 of Outlander.