Visiting Lallybroch

Since discovering Outlander over a year ago I have developed what could be called an extreme obsession with all things Scottish. I have watched the series multiple times and am currently reading The Fiery Cross, the fifth book in the series of Diana Gabaldon’s novels.

I have made it my mission to visit all of the filming locations used in the series, particularly the ones that are based in Scotland. This week we visited Midhope Castle, known as Lallybroch the home of Jamie Fraser. This location was at the top of my list to visit for so long now and we finally made it there.

 

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On arrival we parked up and walked up the driveway covered by trees each side until we came to the opening and saw Lallybroch. I almost felt emotional seeing it for the first time, knowing that I was standing somewhere that plays such a huge part in Outlander.

We then approached the famous arch way where Claire sees Jamie through her flashback. Walking through the arch way the castle emerged and took my breath away. I felt that I was going back in time myself with the birds chirping in the background and the sun shining it was the perfect day to visit Lallybroch.

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We walked around the whole of the building, trying to see as much as possible. Unfortunately you cannot go inside the castle for safety reasons, but I pressed my head against the openings to have a glimpse of what was inside.

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After taking as many pictures of the building as humanly possible, we sat down on the grass and had a little picnic. Just being able to sit in the grounds of Lallybroch made me feel so privileged and it is a memory I will cherish forever. I can honestly say that visiting Lallybroch is must for all Outlander fans and would definitely recommend it, just be sure to bring your camera and picnic along!

 

Hannah, the girl with the tartan scarf x

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