Outlander Themed film locations trail

If experiencing life in Bellhurst Manor or visiting the backdrop to the Battle of Prestonpans is on your bucket list, then this is the itinerary for you. 

Day one

  • Arrive at Blackness Castle and take in the castle’s stunning location before exploring the grounds and entering the 15th-century castle commonly known as ‘the ship that never sailed’ due to its ship like shape. Blackness Castle appeared in season 1 and 2 of Outlander and provided the setting to the Fort William headquarters of Black Jack Randall as well as featuring in the heart-wrenching scene of Jamie’s incarceration.
  • Next, drive to Bo’ness and Kinneil Railway (roughly only 15 minutes away by car) where you’ll be able to stand on the very spot filming took place in 2013. Bo’ness and Kinneil Railway was transformed in season 1 of Outlander to a war-time London train station which saw Claire and Frank say their goodbyes . Afterwards, why not go next door to Scotland’s largest railway museum and enjoy the fun interactive displays which explain the history of the railway – trust us when we say you’re guaranteed to have a ball.
  • Before you head off to do anymore exploring, stop by the station café for a spot of lunch (if this is pre-booked it can be served whilst on train – please check the timetables to check if the trains are running).
  • Next, drive to Linlithgow Palace (again only a 15 minute drive) and explore the birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots which was transformed in Season 1 of Outlander to Wentworth Prison where Jamie was imprisoned.
  • Muiravonside Country Park is the last stop of the day, the acres of woodland and parkland became the backdrop to the Battle of Prestonpans in season 2, and doubled as a British encampment as well as the English countryside.
  • After a day of fresh air and exploring, head back to Falkirk where an overnight stay within the area is recommended as the Outlander itinerary spreads over two days.

Day Two

  • On the way to the first Outlander location of the day, stop by the Kelpies – you can’t come to Falkirk and not see the world famous Kelpies. After wandering around the grounds and seeing the largest equine sculptures, pop in to the visitor centre and see what souvenirs they have on offer within the gift shop.
  • Make your way to Callendar House, which will take roughly ten minutes by car, and explore the 14th century house situated in the midst of Callendar Park. The authentic Georgian working kitchen features in season 2 of Outlander as part of the home of the Duke of Sandringham, Bellhurst Manor.
  • After a busy morning it’s now time for a spot of lunch. Callendar House tearoom, which has recently been refurbished, has an offering of Scottish produce as well as daily made scones, cakes and traybakes plus hot and cold drinks. Callendar House also offers Afternoon Tea which is proving to be extremely popular and can be enjoyed with or without fizz – booking is essential to guarantee a table.
  • Gray Buchannan Park in Polmont is next on the itinerary, roughly a 20 minutes drive. Part of season four was filmed at Gray Buchannan which saw a graveyard created within the park. Locals were out in the street as late as midnight trying to catch a glimpse of their favourite character whilst filming took place.
  • Lastly, before your trip to Falkirk ends pop by the Falkirk Wheel to see the world’s only rotating boatlift. There is also an onsite visitor centre, café and gift shop to pick up some souvenirs as a memento of your trip to Falkirk.