Doune Castle Outlander season 8 filming

Doune Castle Outlander filming for season 8 has started at the castle .
Doune Castle Outlander filming for season 8 has started at the castle .

Outlander season 8 filming started

Season 8: Anticipation and Speculation

Actor Sam Heughan ( Jamie Fraser ) has confirmed that filming for season 8 started 3 weeks ago . With the second half of season 7 to be released in November , these are happy days for every Outlander fan .

Doune Castle Outlander filming for season 8 has started at the castle . Visiting Scotland this year ? Classic Outlander tours can be booked online or by phone / Whatsapp on +447305294773 .

Outlander prequel star, Harriet Slater, has revealed the cast were visited by Caitríona Balfe ( Claire Fraser ) on the set of Blood of my Blood as filming for the series continues in Scotland.

Outlander filming took place at Doune Castle on 30 and 31 May. I visited Doune on June 1 and all that was left was this carriage .

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Caitríona Balfe ( Claire Fraser ) has started filming the eighth and final season of Outlander while the prequel Blood of my Blood is also being filmed in Scotland . The two productions share the same film  studio at Wardlaw Studios in Cumbernauld .

We are sure that the Outlander filming locations for season 8 will strongly feature Lallybroch , the home of Jamie Fraser .

Doune Castle Outlander filming for season 8 has started at the castle .
Doune Castle Outlander filming for season 8 has started at the castle .

A Look Back

To understand the excitement surrounding the upcoming Season 8 of “Outlander”, it’s essential to consider the series’s journey. Starting with Season 1 in 2014, the show quickly established a dedicated fanbase , building on the fans of the original books by Diana Gabaldon . Its unique combination of time travel, Scottish history, and compelling character arcs made it stand out. Subsequent seasons delved deeper into the lives of Claire and Jamie Fraser, exploring various historical periods and locations while maintaining a strong narrative core. 

Doune Castle has been a key location for Outlander filming as it features as Castle Leoch , home of the Clan Mackenzie. Doune appears twice in the first episode in two time frames, 1945 and 1743 . 

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Season 7 Recap

Season 7 continued to build on the intricate storylines and complex relationships that have become the hallmark of the series. Without revealing spoilers, it’s safe to say that this season, like its predecessors, combined personal drama with larger historical events, leaving fans eager for more.

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What to Expect in Season 8

As the production of Season 8 starts , there’s a palpable sense of excitement and curiosity among the fanbase. While specific plot details are closely guarded, it is anticipated that the new season will continue to adapt Gabaldon’s novels, potentially covering the later books in the series. Fans are looking forward to watching Outlander season 8 and seeing how the showrunners will handle the evolution of key characters and plotlines, especially given the rich material available in the source material.

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Filming in Scotland

Scotland has been an integral part of “Outlander”‘s charm. The breathtaking landscapes, historical sites, and cultural richness have not only served as a stunning backdrop for the series but have also played a crucial role in storytelling. As filming for Season 8 begins, there is a renewed focus on the locations chosen, with fans and tourists alike showing interest in the real-life settings of their favorite scenes. Doune Castle is one of the Outlander filming locations in season 8.

Impact on Scottish Tourism

“Outlander” has had a significant impact on Scottish tourism, with fans flocking to various filming locations. Outlander tours can be booked online . The series has brought international attention to Scotland’s natural beauty and historical heritage, benefiting local communities and businesses. As Season 8 commences filming, this trend is likely to continue, further boosting the Scottish tourism industry.

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The Legacy of “Outlander”

As one of the most successful series in recent history, “Outlander” has not only entertained audiences but has also contributed to a greater appreciation of historical fiction in television. Its blend of romance, drama, and history, coupled with strong performances and high production values, has set a high bar for the genre.


In conclusion, the anticipation for Season 8 of “Outlander” reflects the show’s remarkable ability to captivate and engage its audience. As filming starts, fans eagerly await new developments in the story of Claire and Jamie Fraser. The series continues to be a testament to the power of well-crafted storytelling and its ability to bring history to life in a compelling and accessible way.

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Doune Castle Outlander Blood of my Blood  filming took place in Scotland. Filming started in January at Doune Castle – Castle Leoch and continued at Culross ( Cranesmuir ) .

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Outlander Blood of my Blood filming  began filming at Doune Castle in Scotland in January. Outlander fans in the US , UK and around the world are getting excited about seeing the second half of season 7 this year and season 8 , the final season next year .

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These castles have provided the backdrops for bloody battles or famous films, and are the most popular castles in Scotland

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Was any of Braveheart filmed in Scotland?

Despite initially declining, Gibson eventually decided to direct the film, as well as star as Wallace. Braveheart was filmed in Scotland and Ireland from June to October 1994. Book your Braveheart tour online

Is there a real Lallybroch ?

Yes, Midhope Castle is the real life location for Lallybroch , the ancestral home of Jamie Fraser . You can visit Lallybroch on our unique Outlander tours  . Lallybroch, or Broch Tuarach, is Jamie’s fictional home in the series.
Outlander tours from Edinburgh can be booked online . In real life it’s an ancient 16th-century tower house outside Edinburgh. The castle stars in a number of Outlander episodes as the ancestral home of Jamie Fraser , played by Scottish actor Sam Heughan . You can visit the castle on one of our tours and take a look around the outside . Unfortunately the inside of Lallybroch is derelict and not accessible at the moment  , although plans have been announced to build accommodation inside the castle . Lallybroch Outlander tours from Private tours Edinburgh

what does Broch Tuarach mean ?

What is Broch Tuarach ? And can you take a tour to it ? It is an old  broch on the land, Broch Tuarach means “north-facing tower” in Gaelic. Lallybroch, as the estate is known among those who live there, in turn means “lazy tower”. Lallybroch , ancestral home of Jamie Fraser , is also known as Broch Tuarach . 
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