Outlander gift cards are now available and the good news news is they are now valid for any tour up until September 2021.
Tour businesses all over Scotland are hoping the coronavirus lockdown will end soon . Some restrictions have been eased today but after that the question is how long will it be before we get back to normal . In the meantime , why not check our some great original Outlander gifts online ?
Outlander gifts , prints , stickers , face masks and t-shirts feature photos of the actual locations in the Outlander TV series – Lallybroch , Blackness Castle ( Fort William ) , Doune Castle ( Castle Leoch ) , Linlithgow Palace ( Wentworth prison ) and the Bruce fountain , Inverness ( Falkland ) metal prints
Outlander was filmed in locations all over Scotland .
The opening sequence features Glencoe in the Highlands of Scotland .
Claire and Frank Randall are on second honeymoon in Inverness after the end of the war .
Claire is seen looking at a vase in a shop window.
These scenes in Inverness and Mrs Baird guest house were filmed in the village of Falkland in Fife .
Claire and Frank visit Doune Castle which , with a lot of Cgi made it much older and more ruined than it actually is.
Frank mentions his ancestor, and they go down into the cellar and have sex.
Jamie is seen looking at Claire in the window at the guest house . Frank sees Jamie and walks up to him but Jamie walks off.
Frank asks Claire if it might have been one of her patients .
Next day Claire and Frank watch the dance of druids at dawn at the stones . Claire notices the bluebells and returns in the afternoon.
This is a major turning point in the story for Claire as she touches the stones and is thrown back 2 centuries .Claire finds Black Jack Randall standing at a stream and he grabs her . She is rescued by the Mackenzies and hides from the redcoat soldiers .
They all go back to Castle Leoch ( Doune Castle ) where Claire meets Jamie for the first time and fixes Jamie’s arm .
Tour businesses all over Scotland are eagerly waiting a Government announcement today about the coronavirus lockdown . We know it’s going to be for another 3 weeks but the question is will restrictions be eased after that as we slowly get back to normal ? Two newspapers this week have said the lockdown will end in early May. In the meantime , why not check our some great original Outlander gifts online ?
Outlander gifts , prints, stickers , face masks and t-shirts feature photos of the actual locations in the Outlander TV series – Lallybroch , Blackness Castle ( Fort William ) , Doune Castle ( Castle Leoch ) , Linlithgow Palace ( Wentworth prison ) and the Bruce fountain , Inverness ( Falkland ) metal prints
The mystical and enchanting spot where Claire and Frank first come across the standing stones that soon after were to propel Claire back in time. They have been an ever-present since, including in Season four . No standing stones actually exist here but I think they are based on a combination of Clava Cairns and Callanish , both of which are outstanding Scottish tourist sites. Even without the presence of the colossal pillars, this spot in Perthshire is a fantastic selection as Craigh na Dun.
Finding the exact spot of Craigh na Dun is not immediately clear but the site of filming is at Kinnloch Rannoch in Perthshire. On the south side of the Dunalastair Reservoir in Tay Forest Park under the gaze of the spectacular Schiehallion mountain, this is scenic Highlands at its best. You will recognise the mound from the roadside and it’s just a short walk out to the site. Kinnloch Rannoch was used in numerous other scenes , mainly because it’s one of the most remote and beautiful areas in the country.
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Yes , there is – Midhope House .Lallybroch, or Broch Tuarach, is Jamie’s fictional home in the series. In real life it’s an ancient 16th-century tower house outside Edinburgh. Unfortunately the inside of Lallybroch is derelict and not safe or accessible .Visit Lallybroch Castle ( Midhope Castle ) starting from just £90 . Lallybroch face masks and canvas prints are now available.
Gift Cards can be bought now to use on your future visit to Scotland. Gift cards also are a great way to cheer a special family member up with that they can use when they visit. With one of our cards, you will be able to join a tour with an experienced, friendly tour guide .
Gift cards can be used against any of our group tours . If that was not all, one of the great added benefits is that you do not have to commit until you know your dates. We will happily help you along with the process and are on hand to assist with any questions.
Free pickup and dropoff from Edinburgh on our Outlander tours . Add two more Outlander film locations – Fort William and Wentworth prison – for a unique tour costing just £150 . Phone 07305-294773 for details and availability.
Midhope Castle, a 16th-century tower house, is used as Lallybroch (also known as Broch Tuarach) in Outlander . Left to Jamie by his parents, Brian and Ellen, Lallybroch is also home to Jamie’s sister, Jenny, her husband Ian Murray and their children. With Lallybroch being an important part of the Outlander story, much use is made of Midhope Castle. Phone (+44) 0131-549-9785 for details and bookings .
On this tour you can visit Jamie Fraser’s ancestral home – Lallybroch Castle .
Broch Tuarach is a real place which you can visit on our Outlander tours . Lallybroch / Midhope Castle is a 16th century castle featured in Broch Tuarach tours, in Outlander. Jamie calls his home Broch Tuarach in Gaelic or Lallybroch . Over 50 Broch Tuarach gifts including throw pillows, phone cases, prints, t-shirts , travel mugs and lots more
Outlander tours on Facebook . Left to Jamie by his parents, Brian and Ellen, Broch Tuarach / Lallybroch is also home to Jamie’s sister, Jenny, her husband Ian Murray and their children. With Lallybroch being an important part of the Outlander story, much use is made of Midhope Castle. Phone (+44) 0131-549-9785 for details and bookings .
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Here are some of the top Outlander castle filming locations in Scotland 1 – Doune Castle (Castle Leoch) … 2 – Blackness Castle (Fort William) … 3 – Midhope Castle (Lallybroch) … 4 – Linlithgow Palace (Wentworth Prison) … 5 – Aberdour Castle (Sainte Anne de Beaupré Monastery) Broch Tuarach / Lallybroch is an important part of the Outlander story, and so many scenes feature Midhope Castle. Phone (+44) 0131-549-9785 for details and bookings . Lallybroch Castle tours can be booked on +447305-294773 Toll free number 1-866-233-2644 or online .Private tours Edinburgh 0131-549-9785 .
Lallybroch is Jamie Fraser’s home in Outlander . Lallybroch was filmed at real life Midhope Castle , ancient ruined 16th-century castle tower near Edinburgh. Lallybroch gifts can be bought online . Lallybroch / Outlander face masks are now for sale
Looking for Jamie Fraser tours from Edinburgh ? How about taking a unique tour of three key locations in the life of Jamie Fraser – Lallybroch ( Midhope Castle ) , Jamie’s ancestral home , Linlithgow Palace ( Wentworth Prison ) and Blackness Castle ( Fort William ) .
Lallybroch is Midhope Castle , a 16th-century tower house of five storeys and a garret, to which has been added a later and lower wing.
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Tours start at 10 am . Our private group tours take up to four people to three Jamie Fraser Outlander filming locations. We also offer bespoke private tours with the option of choosing your own itinerary . This tour costs £150 .
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Lallybroch – Midhope Castle, ancestral home of Jamie Fraser
Linlithgow Palace – Wentworth Prison
Blackness Castle – Fort William
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1 . Lallybroch – Midhope Castle
The first location on this Outlander tour is Lallybroch – Midhope Castle, ancestral home of Jamie Fraser . Outlander scenes were shot at Midhope Castle on the fringes of the Hopetoun Estate near South Queensferry.
Midhope was built in the 15th Century by John Martyne, laird of Medhope. It was rebuilt in the mid 1600s and remains much the same today.
The interior of Midhope is inaccessible .
Midhope Castle, a 16th-century tower house, is used as Lallybroch (also known as Broch Tuarach) in Outlander . Left to Jamie by his parents, Brian and Ellen, Lallybroch is also home to Jamie’s sister, Jenny, her husband Ian Murray and their children. Lallybroch is a crucial part of Jamie Fraser’s life in Outlander .
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The castle was owned by the Martin family in 1478 , but passed it to the Livingstones soon afterwards. James Lindsay, Lord Lindsay, had a ratification of 1592 for the lands of Midhope, with the tower and fortalice thereof. Midhope belonged to the Drummonds of Midhope, who were in possession during part of the 16th and 17th centuries, and Alexander Drummond of Midhope remodelled the tower in 1587 and his initials with those of his wife Marjorie Bruce are on a former lintel now above a gateway. Alexander Drummond of Midhope is on record in the 1640s, then Sir Robert Drummond of Midhope in 1647 and 1661.
2 . Blackness Castle
Blackness Castle goes back to 1440 . The castle provides the setting for Fort William, as the original fort no longer exists. Jamie is whipped by Black Jack Randall at Fort William .
The castle is long and narrow because of the shape of the rock on which it is situated and it is sometimes called ‘ the ship that never sailed ‘ . It guards the bay at Blackness and is only a few miles from Linlithgow Palace . The first castle was built in the middle of the 15th century by Sir George Crichton , Earl of Caithness , a member of one of the most powerful families in Scotland .
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3 . Linlithgow Palace
This royal palace is where Jamie Fraser was imprisoned and it featured some of the most harrowing scenes of the TV show Outlander . The Palace is also famous as the birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots .
Depicted as Wentworth Prison, the prison corridors and entrance were used in episode 15 of the first series when Jamie Fraser was brutally incarcerated by his adversary, Black Jack Randall.
Built in the 1400s and 1500s, the now-ruined palace is set among the spectacular surrounds of Linlithgow Loch and Peel. Visitors can climb to the top of the palace for a magnificent panoramic view of the Loch and Palace .
The standard tour features a visit to three Outlander locations . We also offer an optional extra of a visit to Hopetoun House . Please ask the driver for more details .
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Doune Castle is Winterfell in Game of Thrones and Monty Python’s Holy Grail. Visit Doune Castle on a unique private tour of the Game of Thrones Castle in Scotland – Winterfell . Check availability by phoning us now on 07305-294773 or contact us online . Toll free number 1-866-233-2644
The castle was used as the set for Winterfell in the TV series Game of Thrones ( 2011–present ), an adaptation of the A Song of Ice and Fire series of novels by George R. R. Martin.
Doune is one of the best preserved medieval castles in Scotland.
The Great Hall is 20 metres by 8 metres , and 12 metres high to its timber roof, again a 19th-century replacement.The hall has no fireplace, and was presumably heated by a central fire, and ventilated by means of a louvre like the one in the modern roof. No details of the original roof construction are known, however, and the restoration is conjectural.Large windows light the hall, and stairs lead down to the three cellars on ground level.
The hall is accessed from the courtyard via a stair up to a triangular lobby, which in turn links the hall and kitchens by means of two large serving hatches with elliptical arches, unusual for this period. The kitchen tower, virtually a tower house in its own right, is 17 metres (56 ft) by 8 metres (26 ft). The vaulted kitchen is on the hall level, above a cellar. One of the best-appointed castle kitchens in Scotland of its date, it has an oven and a 5.5-metre (18 ft) wide fireplace. A stair turret, added in 1581 and possibly replacing a timber stair, leads up from the lobby to two storeys of guest rooms. These include the “Royal Apartments”, a suite of two bedrooms plus an audience chamber, suitable for royal visitors.
Doune Castle has featured in several literary works, including the 17th-century ballad, “The Bonny Earl of Murray”, which relates the murder of James Stewart, 2nd Earl of Moray, by the Earl of Huntly, in 1592. In Sir Walter Scott’s first novel, Waverley (1814), the protagonist Edward Waverley is brought to Doune Castle by the Jacobites. Scott’s romantic novel describes the “gloomy yet picturesque structure”, with its “half-ruined turrets”.
The castle was used as a location in MGM’s 1952 historical film Ivanhoe which featured Robert Taylor and Elizabeth Taylor. The BBC adaptation of “Ivanhoe” in 1996 also featured Doune as a location. The castle was used as a stand-in for the fictional “Leoch Castle” in the TV adaption of the Outlander series of novels.
The popular TV series Game of Thrones® was filmed in Scotland at Doune Castle – Winterfell . The Great Hall in Doune Castle was the perfect setting for the Feast of Winterfell . Explore this filming location with a Game of Thrones tour.
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THE Mart in East Linton has featured in the new series of the historical TV drama Outlander.
Filming for the worldwide hit took place all over Scotland in spring last year but details about what was shot could not be revealed until after its episode had aired.
East Linton is no stranger to the Outlander cast and crew as Preston Mill has also been used as a filming location.
While Outlander star Sam Heughan – who was not in East Linton this time – was part of a fundraising campaign which helped raise £12,000 to repair the mill’s water wheel.
The Mart, formerly a market place for local farmers and traders, is now an arts and events venue. It had been booked for weddings this summer, but these have been delayed until next year due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Outlander’s programme’s location manager contacted Melissa Wearmouth, The Mart’s site manager, to arrange the filming.
Melissa told the Courier: “They wanted something with our shape of building and were finding it hard to come across.
Our building is the last one of its kind in Scotland so is quite unique
“One of the guys spoke to a friend and mentioned us and then the people from the show got in contact.”
Crew were there for three weeks to set up equipment for only one day’s filming. Stars including Billy Boyd, of Lord of the Rings fame, Edward Speleers (Downton Abbey), James Doherty (The Thick of It/Miranda) and Andy Apollo (1917) were spotted.
Melissa added that The Mart’s car park was full and there were a lot of people about, such as security, catering and lighting staff.
Filming also attracted some fans of the show, who hoped to catch a glimpse of their favourite characters.
Work to restore the building, which included laying a new floor and painting the exterior, had just been finished.
Melissa said: “They were pretty easy going. They had to change little things, like laying an old floor.
“We put the new floor on top of the old cobbles and put in a glass centrepiece so you could still see the cobbles in the middle; we needed a new floor for events and stuff.
“It took us a long time to restore the building and its original features; we tried to keep as many of the older features as possible.
“[The Outlander team] put a temporary floor on top so they could have dirt and things like that – they needed it to look more like a tavern.”
The Mart is featured in series five of the show, which is out now on Amazon Prime, at the end of episode two, which was first broadcast on February 23.
Sassenach means “stranger” , foreigner or “outlander,” and is a nickname that Jamie uses for Claire Beauchamp Randall Fraser. It also refers to people of English descent. It can also be a derogatory term or insult , depending largely on how it is said and to whom .
Outlander‘s Claire Randall is called a number of unsavoury names ranging from witch to whore, but only one eventually becomes a term of endearment: Sassenach.
It means a foreigner. Actually, it’s a less than polite Gaelic word for an English person .
So how did it become a kind of pet name for Jamie to call Claire ?
It all stems from the fact that Outlander author Diana Gabaldon wanted some Gaelic in her story .
“Very early on I began doing research as much as I could into Gaelic. While I don’t speak Gaelic by any stretch of the imagination, we want a few little terms and sentences scattered around to give a flavour of the language,” Gabaldon said
Sassenach was one of those key terms.
“Well, I had this English woman showing up, and I did know that Sassenach is in fact a fairly derogatory term for someone who is a foreigner, but specifically for an English person given the long and acrimonious relationship between England and Scotland. So, it seemed natural that someone would refer to Claire as a Sassenach,” she continued.
Jamie eventually takes up the term for her, but he doesn’t mean it as an insult.
“To start with, she has a slight idea that it’s a derogatory term, but she knows he’s plainly not trying to insult her. He’s just pointing out that she’s strange,” Gabaldon says.
“As time went on, he adopted it as a term of endearment for her, and because one of the things and only one of the things that attracts him to her, is that she is an English woman. He kind of likes to think of it as ‘I’ve got one of their women.'”
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what does Sassenach mean ?
Sassenach means “foreigner” or “outlander,” and it is Jamie Fraser’s pet name for his wife , Claire Beauchamp Randall Fraser.
why does Jamie in Outlander call Claire Sassenach ?
as the relationship between Jamie and Claire deepens , Jamie starts to call Claire Sassenach until it becomes a kind of pet name for her . Jamie says it in a playful way without any of the the malice in normal usage
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