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Outlander Filming Locations in Fife

Are you going on Holiday in St Andrews and love Outlander?

Are you planning a holiday in St Andrews? Do you love Outlander and want to see where the romance between Claire and Jamie blossomed? If so you are in the perfect place to visit some of the key filming locations of this gripping series. Here you can step back in time, be it to WWII or the 18th century. So let us look more closely into some of the locations you can visit while visiting the Kingdom of Fife…

Find the Fountain in Falkland…

Falkland is where it all starts with the famous scene of post-war Claire dreamily gazing through the shop window. It is here in Falkland where you can recreate the scene of 1940’s Inverness and the fountain where the ghost of Jamie stood as he watched Claire in Mrs Baird’s B&B shortly before she was transported back in time. The B&B is, in fact, The Covenantar Hotel. Farell’s General Store is also located here, although it looks quite different and goes by the name of Fayre Earth. And then there is Campbells Coffee House that sits opposite the famous fountain which used to be a pharmacy but has remained a coffee house since filming ended. Falkland is a place steeped in history, dating back to the 12th century and has its very own castle. With buildings going as far back as the 17th and 18th century you can submerge yourself in true Scottish history and make for a very interesting trip out.

Clamber the Cobbled Streets of Culross…

Town of Culross in Fife

Culross is a place well worth a visit if you are not only a fan of Outlander but a fan of history. It is a truly quaint and adorable town in Fife which gives a true representation of how a Burgh in the 17th and 18th century would have looked. With charming colourful cottages, each with their own unusual names and narrow cobbled streets you can easily imagine turning the corner and bumping into Jamie or Claire. It is here that the fictional Cranesmuir was set. The Mercat Cross is probably the most recognisable place but you can also wander to Culross Palace where you can see the superb garden at the rear, which was the setting for Claire’s herb garden. Finally, Culross was also used as the location of the ‘Black Kirk’ in a ruin known as West Kirk. Here you should be careful upon meandering the ruins not to eat any of the greenery for fear of becoming cursed!

Amble the Aged Aberdour Castle…

Aberdour Castle in Fife

Aberdour Castle dates back to the 12th century. It is the oldest standing stone castle in Scotland with buildings ranging from the 12th to the 17th century. It was here that Jamie was nursed back to health in the monastery and the castle kitchens and the long gallery were also used for filming.

So if you are planning a holiday in St Andrews and want to submerge yourself in Scottish history and fame then you have three perfectly planned places to visit!

If you are looking for accommodation in Fife then get in touch with us here at Elderburn Lodges on 07840 801 114 or email us here. We would be delighted to help and to advise on any more information for your day trips out in the Kingdom of Fife.