Everybody wants to visit The Highlands this summer 2015 thanks to Outlander TV show. Would you like to smell the same atmosphere as Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan) and Claire (Caitriona Balfe)? Here, some recommended places to visit.
Inverness is a beautiful place regarded as the capital of the Highlands of Scotland. Inverness Castle looking over the River Ness is amazing and you can think about Claire’s time travel. But be careful! Inverness is magic!
Beauly Priory (where Claire met the prophetess). Beauly Priory was founded around 1230 by monks of the Valliscaulian order, who settled beside the Beauly River. The ruins today are still extensive and are one of the main visitor attractions in Inverness-shire.
Culloden Battlefield. Site of bloody last battle of Jacobite Rising, you can find a visitor center and interactive exhibitions. Jamie Fraser was there!
Address: Culloden Moor, Inverness, Culloden IV2 5EU, United Kingdom.
Glenfinnan is a village in Lochaber area of the Highlands of Scotland, in Inverness-shire. In 1745 the Jacobite Rising began here when Prince Charles Edward Stuart (Bonnie Prince Charlie) raised his standard on the shores of Loch Shiel. Maybe we’ll see this event in Outlander season 2! Anyway, hundreds of Jacobite enthusiasts gather at the tower each year on 19 August to remember the Rising of ’45.
The bronze age Clava Cairns and stone circles. Think about Craigh na Dun! The Clava cairn is a type of Bronze Age circular chamber tomb cairn. There are about 50 cairns of this type in an area round about Inverness.
Address: Inverness IV2 5EU, United Kingdom.
Loch nan Uamh. The Prince’s Cairn marks the traditional spot from where Prince Charles Edward Stuart embarked for France from Scotland on 20 September 1746 following the failure of the Jacobite rising of 1745.
And of course, visit Castle Leod, the location served as Lallybroch, Jamie Fraser’s home. It is located near Strathpeffer in the east of Ross-shire in the Scottish Highlands.
Video: A tour of beautiful Inverness, Scotland.