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Press Release   •  Oct 28, 2016 10:51 BST

Drummond Castle Gardens, which double for the Palace of Versailles in Outlander

VisitScotland has today launched its biggest ever guide to Outlander locations.

The national tourism organisation’s updated online resource has been launched to celebrate the second series of the hit Sony Pictures Television show, which is available exclusively in the UK on Amazon Prime Video. Season Two is being released on Blu-ray™ and DVD on 31 October.

The new map contains 11 new sites which feature in the second season of the time-travelling romance, which stars Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan, and is now available for free download at www.visitscotland.com/outlander. A printed version will be available in certain VisitScotland iCentres.

Fans of the series, which is based on the bestselling novels by Diana Gabaldon, can now follow in the footsteps of Jamie and Claire and visit locations shot in regions such as Dumfries and Galloway, Fife and and The Trossachs.

Much of the action of the second series of Outlander is set in France, where the Frasers take on a new way of life. However, locations such as Gosford House in East Lothian, Drummond Gardens in Perthshire, Glasgow Cathedral and Dysart Harbour in Fife served as ideal substitutes for French scenes.

In addition to the 18 locations from series one, VisitScotland’s new Outlander map now includes the following series two attractions and sites: 

  • Ayrshire: Dean Castle, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire
    • Dumfries and Galloway: Drumlanrig Castle
    • East Lothian: Gosford House, Aberlady
    • Fife: Dysart Harbour, which doubled for the port of Le Havre and The Reaper, the tall ship berthed at the Scottish Fisheries Museum in Anstruther
    • Glasgow: Glasgow Cathedral
    • Perthshire: Drummond Gardens, Crieff, which doubles as the Palace of Versailles
    • Stirling, Loch Lomond, The Trossachs and Forth Valley: Loch Katrine, The Trossachs; Deanston Distillery, Doune; Callendar House, Falkirk 
    • West Lothian: Muiravonside Country Park, near Linlithgow
  • Jenni Steele, Film and Creative Industries Manager at VisitScotland, said: “Scotland is the land that inspired Outlander, so we are delighted that so many wonderful locations around the country have been used as the backdrop to this iconic series. It says a great deal for the versatility of Scotland’s architectural heritage that our historic buildings have doubled for the likes of Versailles and Le Havre.

    “Our Outlander map has proved incredibly popular and, now that we have updated it with locations from series two, we hope even more fans will use it to follow in the footsteps of Jamie and Claire.”

    Anna Fergusson, Visitor Services Manager at Drumlanrig Castle and Country Estate, said: “Opportunities to be part of such globally popular shows such as Outlander really help to put historic venues such as ours on the map and increases awareness of Scotland as a whole. Outlander has such an incredible following so it was great to share Dumfries and Galloway with that audience.”

    Edith Barnes, Head Gardner at Drummond Gardens, which stood in for  the magnificent pleasure grounds of Versailles, said: “The team here puts a lot of effort into making the gardens look their best and we’re delighted that fans of the series got to see them on screen in all their glory. We hope visitors will see the hard work for themselves and maybe even be transported to another place and era through their beauty.”

    To view VisitScotland’s new Outlander locations map, go to www.visitscotland.com/outlander

    Outlander is produced by Tall Ship Productions, Story Mining and Supply Company, and Left Bank Pictures, in association with Sony Pictures Television.

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