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Craigh na Dun mystery

Craigh na Dun

The mystical and enchanting spot where Claire and Frank first come across the standing stones that soon after were to propel Claire back in time. They have been an ever-present since, including in Season four . No standing stones actually exist here but I they are based on a combination of  Clava Cairns and Callanish , both of which are outstanding Scottish tourist sites. Even without the presence of the colossal pillars, this spot in Perthshire is a fantastic selection as Craigh na Dun.

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Finding the exact spot of Craigh na Dun is not immediately clear but the site of filming is at Kinnloch Rannoch in Perthshire. On the south side of the Dunalastair Reservoir in Tay Forest Park under the gaze of the spectacular Schiehallion mountain, this is scenic Highlands at its best. You will recognise the mound from the roadside and it’s just a short walk out to the site. Kinnloch Rannoch was used in numerous other scenes , mainly because it’s one of the most remote and beautiful areas in the country.

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where is Craigh na Dun ?

Craigh na Dun

The mystical and enchanting spot where Claire and Frank first come across the standing stones that soon after were to propel Claire back in time. They have been an ever-present since, including in Season 4 . No standing stones actually exist here but I think they are based on a combination of  Clava Cairns and Callanish , both of which are outstanding Scottish tourist sites. Even without the presence of the colossal pillars, this spot in Perthshire is a fantastic selection as Craigh na Dun.

Outlander tours from Private tours Edinburgh, phone +44131-5499785

Finding the exact spot of Craigh na Dun is not immediately clear but the site of filming is at Kinnloch Rannoch in Perthshire. On the south side of the Dunalastair Reservoir in Tay Forest Park under the gaze of the spectacular Schiehallion mountain, this is scenic Highlands at its best. You will recognise the mound from the roadside and it’s just a short walk out to the site. Kinnloch Rannoch was used in numerous other scenes , mainly because it’s one of the most remote and beautiful areas in the country.

Tours of Scotland from Edinburgh, phone +44131-5499785

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Is Broch Tuarach a real place?

Broch Tuarach is a real place which you can visit on our Outlander tours .  Lallybroch / Midhope Castle is a 16th century castle featured in Broch Tuarach tours,   in Outlander. Jamie calls his home Broch Tuarach in Gaelic or Lallybroch . Over 50 Broch Tuarach gifts including throw pillows, phone cases, prints, t-shirts , travel mugs and lots more 

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Visit Broch Tuarach from just £90 on a day trip from Edinburgh . Phone (+44) 131-549-9785 for details and bookings or contact us online

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Lallybroch is also known as Broch Tuarach , Buy Broch Tuarach gifts online
Lallybroch is also known as Broch Tuarach , Buy Broch Tuarach gifts online , over 50 Lallybroch gifts including throw pillows, phone cases, prints, t-shirts , travel mugs and lots more

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Does Broch Tuarach feature in series 5 of Outlander

So far it has not appeared in series 5 as Claire and Jamie are still in North Carolina .

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Lallybroch is also known as Broch Tuarach . 

Lallybroch is also known as Broch Tuarach .  Buy Broch Tuarach gifts online . We have over 50 Lallybroch gifts including throw pillows, phone cases, prints, t-shirts , travel mugs and lots more . Visit the Broch Tuarach gift shop

 

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Is Broch Tuarach a real place? Lallybroch ( Midhope Castle) Outlander tours
Is Broch Tuarach a real place? Lallybroch  , real life Midhope Castle
 

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– See Jamie Fraser’s ancestral home Lallybroch ( Broch Tuarach )

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Left to Jamie by his parents, Brian and Ellen, Broch Tuarach / Lallybroch is also home to Jamie’s sister, Jenny, her husband Ian Murray and their children. With Lallybroch being an important part of the Outlander story, much use is made of Midhope Castle. Phone (+44) 0131-549-9785 for details and bookings .

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What castles are featured in Outlander?

Here are some of the top Outlander castle filming locations in Scotland
1 – Doune Castle (Castle Leoch) …
2 – Blackness Castle (Fort William) …
3 – Midhope Castle (Lallybroch) …
4 – Linlithgow Palace (Wentworth Prison) …
5 – Aberdour Castle (Sainte Anne de Beaupré Monastery)
Broch Tuarach / Lallybroch is an important part of the Outlander story, and so many scenes feature Midhope Castle. Phone (+44) 0131-549-9785 for details and bookings .
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Can I buy Broch Tuarach gifts online ?

Broch Tuarach gifts can be bought online , Broch Tuarach throw pillow  – t-shirts, prints , mugs , mousemats and 50 other photo giftsBroch Tuarach throw pillows , t-shirts, prints , mugs , mousemats and 50 other photo gifts

Outlander gifts for Sassenachs everywhere

This month we have an Outlander sale on Outlander gifts for Sassenachs everywhere . Sassenach means “stranger” , foreigner or “outlander,” and is a nickname that Jamie uses for Claire Beauchamp Randall Fraser. It also refers to people of English descent. It can be a derogatory term or insult , depending on how it is said and to whom .

Outlander‘s Claire Randall is called a number of unsavory names ranging from witch to whore, but only one eventually becomes a term of endearment: Sassenach.

It means a foreigner. And more specifically, it’s a less than polite Gaelic word for an English person .

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So how did it become a kind of pet name for Jamie to call Claire?

It all stems from the fact that Outlander author Diana Gabaldon wanted some Gaelic in her story .

“Very early on I began doing research as much as I could into Gaelic. While I don’t speak Gaelic by any stretch of the imagination, we want a few little terms and sentences scattered around to give a flavour of the language,” Gabaldon said

Sassenach was one of those key terms.

“Well, I had this English woman showing up, and I did know that Sassenach is in fact a fairly derogatory term for someone who is a foreigner, but specifically for an English person given the long and acrimonious relationship between England and Scotland. So, it seemed natural that someone would refer to Claire as a Sassenach,” she continued.

Jamie eventually takes up the term for her, but he doesn’t mean it as an insult.

“To start with, she has a slight idea that it’s a derogatory term, but she knows he’s plainly not trying to insult her. He’s just pointing out that she’s strange,” Gabaldon says.

“As time went on, he adopted it as a term of endearment for her, and because one of the things and only one of the things that attracts him to her, is that she is an English woman. He kind of likes to think of it as ‘I’ve got one of their women.'”

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Visit Lallybroch Castle ( Midhope Castle ) for just £90 . Hourly service from Edinburgh between 10 am and 2 pm . Phone (+44) 0131-549-9785 for details and bookings . Free pickup and dropoff from Edinburgh. Add two more Outlander film locations – Fort William and Wentworth prison –  for a unique tour costing just £150 . Phone 07305-294773 for details and availability of Scotland Tours from Edinburgh .

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what does Sassenach mean ?

Sassenach means “foreigner” or “outlander,” and it is Jamie Fraser’s pet name for his wife ,  Claire Beauchamp Randall Fraser. Visit Lallybroch Castle ( Midhope Castle ) for just £90 . Hourly service from Edinburgh between 10 am and 2 pm . Free pickup and dropoff from your hotel in Edinburgh. Add two more Outlander film locations – Fort William and Wentworth Prison –  for a unique tour costing just £150 ( April to December ) . Phone 07305-294773 for details and availability.

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Outlander tours news – coronavirus lockdown lifted ?

Tour businesses all over Scotland are eagerly waiting a Government announcement today about the coronavirus lockdown . We know it’s going to be for another 3 weeks but the question is will restrictions be eased after that as we slowly get back to normal ? Two newspapers this week have said the lockdown will end in early May. In the meantime , why not check our some great original Outlander gifts online ?


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Outlander gifts , stickers and t-shirts feature photos of the actual locations in the Outlander TV series – Lallybroch , Blackness Castle ( Fort William ) , Doune Castle ( Castle Leoch ) , Linlithgow Palace ( Wentworth prison ) and the Bruce fountain , Inverness ( Falkland ) metal prints