Outlander | Scotland Film Locations Season 1

With season 4 of the award winning tv series Outlander about to hit our screens, we thought that there was never a better time than now to release posts covering all of Outlander’s top Scottish Filming Locations.

This post covers all the top filming locations from season 1 of Outlander- so note that there may be spoilers if you haven’t watched all of season 1 yet, as we will detail where to find each location and what exactly was filmed there.

Outlander tv series is inspired by the books written by Diana Gabaldon. Outlander is set in the 20th century after world war 2 when nurse Claire and her husband Frank go on their second honeymoon to Scotland. Claire however, falls through time though and lands in the 18th century during the time of Jacobite’s and Culloden. The story of Claire and her highlander Jamie Fraser takes them all over the world, but most of the scenes are set on location in Scotland.


George Square

George Square is a civic square in the heart of the city of Glasgow, with stunning architecture buildings and statues, and is a lovely place to wander around, just passed the Glasgow City Chambers building you will find yourself on John Street, an arched street which served as the location of the London registry office where Frank proposes to Claire in the 1940’s.

Price: Free

Location: Google maps

Featured in other seasons? No

Pollok Country Park

Within Pollok Country Park you will find Pollok House and Burrell Collection. Here on the grounds of the country park scenes of Castle Leoch were filmed

Price: Pollok Country Park is free / £7.50 to go inside Pollok House

Location: Google maps

Featured in other seasons? Yes, in season 2


Hopetoun House Estate

Hopetoun House is one of Britain’s best stately homes, and is located in South Queensferry, Edinburgh. In season 1 Hopetoun House and estate stands in for the residence of the Duke of Sandringham, here we see the back steps to the house and the estate during the dual.

Price: £10.50 for House and Grounds / £4.75 Grounds only

Location: Google maps

Featured in other seasons? Yes, in season 2 and 3

Blog post on Hopetoun here

Midhope Castle

Midhope Castle is a 16th century tower house located in the Hopetoun Estate. Midhope is better known as Lallybroch, or Broch Tuarach in Outlander- as Jamie Frasers ancestral home.

Price: £10 for small car permit and £40 for large car/ motor home

Location: Google maps Head to Hopetoun House for ticket and directions.

Featured in other seasons? Yes season 2 and 3 and in future season too

Blog post on Midhope Castle here

Linlithgow Palace