*This post may contain spoilers from seasons 1, 2 & 3 of Outlander
One of the finest examples of 18th century architecture in Britain, with outstanding beauty is Scotland’s finest stately home- Hopetoun House, which is located on the outskirts of Queensferry and set in a thriving 6,500-arce estate.
The estate is now owned by the Hopetoun House Preservation Trust, a charity established in 1974 to preserve the House and Grounds as a national monument, and the house is very much still alive, with the south wing of the house still being occupied by the family of The 4th Marquess of Linlithgow as their family home.
Hopetoun House is a stunning and beautiful stately home and is filled with stunning collections, the grounds are expansive and well-manicured. Your breath will be taken when you first drive up the large drive-way and you see the impressive panoramic view of the main façade.
The estate can be hired out for events such as weddings and has been the filming location for several scenes in Outlander throughout the first three seasons.
In season 1 of Outlander we see this as the home of the Duke of Sandringham. Scenes inside were filmed in the Red Room. Outside on the lawn to the rear of the house, is the location of the dual between Sandringham and the head of the McDonald clan.
In season 2, the courtyard to the rear of the house features regularly as Parisian streets.
And when Claire and Sandringham meet in Versailles the Red Room is once again featured.
In season 3 the horse stables when Jamie is at Helswater is the stables which adjoin to the courtyard.
Other rooms which also feature include a bedroom where Mary Randall was seen.
This is a fantastic place is you are an eagle-eyed Outlander fan, as none if it really stands out until you think about it. Of course, Hopetoun is a wonderful and interesting place for everyone, even if you haven’t seen Outlander.
Also, on the estate at an additional cost, is Midhope Castle which features as Jamie Fraser’s ancestral home Lallybroch in Outlander. Pop over to our post on Lallybroch here
Location: From the Forth Road Bridge follow Traquair Avenue, along a country road parallel to the Firth of Forth and then you will see the entrance gates.
Price: £10.50 per adult or for one season a couple can visited unlimited times for £34
Open: Daily, from 10.30am - 5.00pm (last entry 4.00pm) from Easter until the end of September each year
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