Travelling in Scotland - Outlander the series
The grass is always greener... in Scotland! It really is amazing how beautiful the nature in Scotland is.
Normally Mark and I always travel together, but this time it was sister-time and together we made a roadtrip through Scotland.
We are both huge fans of the Outlander serie and have seen both seasons on Netflix. We loved it! And Jamie as well ;)
For all of you who don't know Outlander, it is a series based on the historical Outlander series of novels by Diana Gabaldon. The serie follows the story of Claire Randall, a married combat nurse who is mysteriously swept back in time from 1945 to 1743, where she is immediately thrown into an unknown world where her life is threatened. When she is forced to marry Jamie Fraser, a chivalrous and romantic young Scottish warrior, a passionate relationship is ignited that tears Claire's heart between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives. (source: IMDB)
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Outlander made us go to Scotland and it is even more beautiful than we thought it would be. In the serie they show a lot of the history of Scotland and how beautiful this part of Britain is. In real life it exceeded our expectations! We have seen so much beautiful castles and historic villages.
For all the Outlander fans at Steemit, I will give some great locations in Scotland where they filmed for this series. For all the non fans I hope I'll give you some reasons to start watching this series and to visit Scotland.
On this great site you can find a lot of information about Scotland and also Outlander:
I found a map where all the outlander filming locations where pointed out. So a plan for our roadtrip was made! Along the route we visited a lot of places and it was so cool to recognize it from the series. Here is a list with some of the places that we've been to.
Doune Castle near Stirling plays a role in de series as the fictional Castle Leoch, which is home to Colomn MacKenzie and his clan in the 18th century. It also features in the 20th century episode when Claire and Frank visit the castle ruins on a day trip.
The movie Monty Python and the holy grail is also filmed here. The castle has a nice audio tour and explains which rooms and spaces where used for what purpose. In this audio tour there is also some extra behind the scenes information for both Outlander and Monty Python series. A great castle to visit!
Midhope Castle house is Jamie Frasers family home called; Lallybroch. Too bad we couldn't go inside, because it is a ruin and it is not safe. In the series they filmed these scenes in the studio.
Drummond Castle Gardens
These gardens are so beautiful and well kept. I don't want to know how many hours the gardeners need to keep it like this! The castle is not open to public, but the gardens are. In the series they use these gardens as a stand in for the gardens of Palace of Versailles in France.
Next to these nice places to visit, Scotland is a country with gorgeous landscapes. We saw many wonderful mountains, rivers, lakes, green fields and forests. The nature is stunning! I never saw so many different shades of green.
Also important: the food is great! I had some great steak and Ale pies, Fish& chips and a lot of nice sweet stuff, like sticky toffee, pudding, scones and cakes.
I hope I inspired you to put Scotland on your Bucketlist for your next holidays. It should be!
Have a nice day and remember... GoCoconuts ;)