The British/American hit TV show Outlander has gained worldwide popularity for its unique historical storyline and stunning set locations. Now fans can experience first hand the magic and beauty of Scotland and the Highlands. We can transport you to some of the famous set locations and related historical sites associated with the Outlander saga. These include the Highland Folk Museum, Glencoe, Kinloch Rannoch and many famous historical sites around Inverness such as Culloden that are steeped in Jacobean history.
The 11th century Inverness Castle, home of Macbeth and the site of Duncan's murder, was made of wood and was destroyed by King Robert I. A stone fortress was build later on in 1548 by George Gordon. In 1746 the castle was destroyed by the Jacobites having been reinforced in the early 18th century to accommodate British Government Troops. The castle that stands on the hill today was build in 1848 by William Burn.
The Old High Church in Inverness was once used as a prison to hold Jacobite soldiers. From here, they were taken to the graveyard and executed by Government Troops.
Tomnahurich Hill, also known as the fairy hill, is an esker located in the centre of Inverness Cemetery. Inverness folklore suggests that the Queen of the Fairies resides in the hill with her fairy minions.
The partial remains of this cairn are situated on Craig Dunain hill which overlooks Inverness. It is an Orkney-Cromarty type chambered cairn dating back to the Neolithic period, around 4000 to 2000 BC.
Visit many of the locations made famous by the British-American hit TV show. Experience the majestic scenery and magic of Scotland for yourself.
Inverness is home to the Highland Archive Centre which is responsible for preserving and collecting archives relating to the history of the Highlands. The information the centre currently holds dates from the 14th century through to the present day. You can research your own ancestry and view documents from the 18th century in relation to Culloden and the Jacobite uprising.
Abertarff House is the oldest house in Inverness, dating back to 1593, and was the town house for the Frasers of Lovat. It is currently the headquarters of An Comunn Gàidhealach which supports and promotes the Scottish Gaelic language, culture and history both nationally and internationally.
This 12-bedroom mansion was built between 1875-78 for Robert Eden, the Bishop of Moray for Ross and Caithness, by his parishioners to thank him for all his work and for building St. Andrew's Cathedral in Inverness. The Women's Voluntary Service and the Blood Transfusion Unit occupied the top floors during World War II. It is recognised as a building of historical importance and was B-listed in 1981.
Formerly known as the Floral Hall and Gardens, the Inverness Botanic Gardens features a number of glasshouses with a diverse array of common and exotic plants from many parts of the world. It is based close to the city centre and has a shop and cafe.