A Fan-tastic Tour of Scotland

A large group of international Outlander fans descended on Scotland during a ten-day tour of filming locations used in the hit TV show, as VisitScotland relaunches its biggest-ever set-jetting Outlander map.

The Signet Library in Edinburgh, which was visited by the travelling fans, is one of seven new locations that feature in the third series of the time-travelling romantic adventure starring Caitriona Balfe as ‘Claire Fraser’ and Sam Heughan as ‘Jamie Fraser’.

New filming locations in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Ayrshire have been added to the national tourism organisation’s Outlander guide to celebrate the recent release of Outlander: Season Three on Blu-ray and DVD. The third series is set in Scotland, the USA and the West Indies.

Season 4 of the internationally acclaimed show is currently filming in Scotland, based out of Wardpark Studios. Starz and Sony Pictures Television who produce the show have recently announced that two more seasons have been commissioned.

The set-jetting map now features more than 36 Scottish locations used in the hit show. The map is free to download at www.visitscotland.com/outlander and a printed version will be available in select VisitScotland iCentres and featured locations.

The Outlander-inspired tour was organised by travel agents Spirit Journeys in partnership with popular US-based fan podcast, The Outlander Podcast. A total of 28 fans toured locations across Scotland used in the show and sites linked to the real history of the Jacobites.

The new locations for Season Three are:

Glasgow University – doubles as Harvard University.

Craigmillar Castle, Edinburgh – plays the role of Ardsmuir Prison.

Kelvingrove Park, Glasgow – doubles as a Boston park.

Signet Library, Edinburgh – was transformed into the interior of the Governor’s Mansion in Jamaica.

Bakehouse Close, Royal Mile, Edinburgh – is the setting for Jamie’s print shop.

Tweeddale Court, Royal Mile, Edinburgh – featured as the market place where Claire reunites with Fergus.

Dunure Harbour, Ayrshire – stands in for Ayr Harbour.

Locations already on the map that feature again in the third season are Gosford House and Hopetoun House.

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