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Follow in the footsteps of Outlander with hostels at each of Scotland’s famous filming locations

As Outlander returns to our screens for season six, an online accommodation platform has compiled a list of hostels close to filming locations for any fans who want to follow in the series’ footsteps.

Scottish Hostels is encouraging fans of the historical drama to come visit some of the show’s finest filming locations.

From the wildly romantic “great outdoors” of Glencoe to charming Inverness, lovers of Diana Gabaldon’s original novels and the TV series inspired by the hugely bestselling books can walk in the footsteps of dashing Highland warrior Jamie Fraser and his principal Lady Clare.

Speaking about the listing, a company spokesperson said: “Combining fascinating history, spectacular scenery and plenty of space, there’s never been a better time to enjoy the romance of Scotland. .

“With 75 unique and charming lodging options on their books, vacationers will be spoiled for choice when it comes to finding a place to stay near Outlander’s stunning destinations.

“By choosing to stay at a self-catering hostel, hosts will be on hand to direct guests to filming locations and places where you can recreate your own ‘strange’ moments – no time travel required !”

glencoe



Glencoe Independent Hostel

Outlander fans will instantly recognize the spectacular scenery from the opening credits of their favorite show, the historic mountain range of Glencoe.

Set in its own grounds at the foot of this impressive mountain range, the Glencoe Independent Hostel is perfectly situated for adventurers wishing to explore the west coast of the Scottish Highlands.

Guests have a choice of private and family rooms, and there are two cozy Bothies (cottages) and three log cabins perfect for a romantic getaway.

Craigh na Dun



Comrie Croft Bicentenary Farm
Comrie Croft Bicentenary Farm

In a pivotal scene that the entire Outlander saga centers on, Claire travels back in time when she visits the ancient stone circle of Craigh na Dun.

And although the magical monument doesn’t exist in real life, fans of the show can still enjoy the scenic landscape of Kinloch Rannoch in Perthshire, where it was filmed. The 200 year old Comrie Croft Farm is the closest to this beautiful part of the Southern Highlands.

It offers a variety of glamping, eco-camping and hostel options on its grounds. Guests can explore the striking local landscape on foot or on two wheels, with an on-site bike center inviting visitors to enjoy a gentle family route or an adrenaline-filled mountain bike adventure.

Inverness

While Claire’s story begins in Inverness in the 1940s, these scenes were actually filmed in a small village called Falkland. However, thanks to its ideal location close to the famous Loch Ness, Culloden Battlefield and Fort George, the real Inverness is well worth a visit, not least because of its magnificent castle.

Inverness Hostel offers a modern and luxurious accommodation option close to all the action.

All bedrooms are en suite and the property is located close to numerous golf courses, Highland Wildlife Park, Urquhart Castle and mystical Loch Ness.

Lallybroch



The newly opened Dolphin Inn
The newly opened Dolphin Inn

The 15th century Midhope Castle served as the exterior of Jamie’s home, Lallybroch, also called Broch Tuarach on the show, and is located in the hamlet of Abercorn on the Hopetoun estate, on the outskirts of Edinburgh .

The newly opened Dolphin Inn is close to Scotland’s capital and its transport links and features a stylish retro design. Guests can choose from twin, double (two ensuites) and family/group rooms. Located near the coast in Dunbar, the hostel is only a short walk from the beaches, harbours, High Street and train/bus stops.

This hostel is also ideally placed to visit filming locations that have appeared like Wentworth Prison (Linlithgow Palace in real life) and Dysart Port, which replaced the French town of Le Havre, in the show.

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