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Wentworth Prison Scotland

Is there a Wentworth Prison in Scotland ?

Wentworth Prison is actually Linlithgow Palace  in Scotland . The palace and its underground tunnels were used as Wentworth prison when Jamie Fraser was locked up by Black Jack Randall .

Three Scottish castles in particular feature heavily in the Outlander TV series story lines –Linlithgow Palace  (Wentworth Prison ) ,  Midhope Castle ( Lallybroch ) and Blackness Castle ( Fort William army headquarters ) .

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Linlithgow Palace – Wentworth Prison

Linlithgow Palace , Wentworth Prison Scotland in Outlander
Wentworth Prison Scotland in Outlander is actually Linlithgow Palace Scotland , visit Wentworth Prison on our Outlander tours, phone +447305294773

This is Linlithgow Palace , the royal palace and birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots which became the backdrop for some of the most harrowing scenes of the show.
Depicted as Wentworth Prison, the prison corridors and entrance were used in episode 15 of the first series when Jamie Fraser was brutally incarcerated by his adversary, Black Jack Randall.
Built in the 1400s and 1500s by the Stewart kings of Scotland , the now-ruined palace is set among the spectacular surrounds of Linlithgow Loch and Peel. Tunnels under Linlithgow Palace were used for filming Wentworth Prison Scotland

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2  Midhope Castle – Lallybroch
Lallybroch is the ancestral home of Jamie Fraser , filmed at Midhope Castle .

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Scenes were shot at Midhope Castle near the Hopetoun Estate near South Queensferry.
Midhope was built in the 15th Century and was built by John Martyne, laird of Medhope. It was rebuilt in the mid 1600s and remains much the same today.
Visitors are asked to admire Midhope from a distance as the interior remains largely derelict.

Midhope Castle is the external location for fictional Lallybroch, the family home of character Jamie Fraser , and it is located on the Hopetoun Estate .  Midhope Castle dates back to the 15th Century and although the exterior is relatively intact the castle is derelict inside. Midhope Castle tours can be booked on

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3  Blackness Castle – Fort William army headquarters

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One of Scotland’s most impressive strongholds, Blackness Castle near Linlithgow was used as the Fort William headquarters of Black Jack Randall.
The 15th-century ex-artillery fortress overlooks the Firth of Forth and is known as “the ship that never sailed” due to its unusual shape.
It was built in the 15th century by one of Scotland’s most powerful families, the Crichtons.

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Outlander tour of three Scottish castles

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Entrance tickets, food and refreshments are not included . Explorer passes are available from Historic Environment Scotland for  Blackness Castle and Linlithgow Palace ( Wentworth Prison Scotland )

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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 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.

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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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Outlander five castles tour

The Outlander TV series continues to be a huge hit in the UK and America .  Five Scottish castles in particular feature heavily in the story lines – Midhope Castle ( Lallybroch ) , Doune Castle ( Castle Leoch ) , Linlithgow Palace  (Wentworth Prison ) , Culross Palace and Blackness Castle ( Fort William army headquarters ) .

1  Midhope Castle – Lallybroch
Get a glimpse of the ancestral home of Jamie Fraser at Midhope Castle .
Scenes were shot at Midhope Castle on the fringes of the Hopetoun Estate near South Queensferry.
Midhope was built in the 15th Century and was built by John Martyne, laird of Medhope. It was rebuilt in the mid 1600s and remains much the same today.
Visitors are asked to admire Midhope from a distance as the interior remains largely derelict.

Midhope Castle is the external location for fictional Lallybroch, the family home of character Jamie Fraser , and it is located on the Hopetoun Estate .  Midhope Castle dates back to the 15th Century and although the exterior is relatively intact the castle is derelict inside. Midhope Castle tours can be booked on

Toll free number 1-866-233-2644  or online .

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Doune Castle – Castle Leoch

Originally dating to the 13th Century, Doune Castle near Stirling plays Castle Leoch, home to Colum MacKenzie and his clan.


It also features in the 20th century episode when Claire and Frank Randall visit the castle on a day trip.
Once a Royal residence, Doune Castle was rebuilt by Robert Stewart, Duke of Albany in the late 14th Century.


Doune has appeared several times on screen and was widely used in Monty Python and the Holy Grail. It also represented the castle Winterfell in Game of Thrones.

3  Linlithgow Palace – Wentworth Prison

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This royal palace and birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots became the backdrop for some of the most harrowing scenes of the show.
Depicted as Wentworth Prison, the prison corridors and entrance were used in episode 15 of the first series when Jamie Fraser was brutally incarcerated by his adversary, Black Jack Randall.
Built in the 1400s and 1500s, the now-ruined palace is set among the spectacular surrounds of Linlithgow Loch and Peel.

4 Culross Palace

Culross Palace
Culross Palace

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Blackness Castle – Fort William army headquarters

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One of Scotland’s most impressive strongholds, Blackness Castle near Linlithgow was used as the Fort William headquarters of Black Jack Randall.
The 15th-century ex-artillery fortress overlooks the Firth of Forth and is known as “the ship that never sailed” due to its unusual shape.
It was built in the 15th century by one of Scotland’s most powerful families, the Crichtons.

Outlander tour of five Scottish castles

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Entrance tickets, food and refreshments are not included . Explorer passes are available from Historic Environment Scotland for Doune ,  Blackness Castle and Linlithgow Palace .

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Outlander castles , whisky and lochs tour

Our Outlander castles , whisky and lochs tour goes to Lallybroch ( Midhope Castle ) , Castle Leoch (Doune Castle ) , Deanston distillery , Loch Lubnaig and Loch Lubhair .

This tour has two special features –

  • see Lallybroch , the ancestral home of Jamie Fraser
  • hear Jamie Fraser as he guides you around Castle Leoch ( Doune Castle )
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doune castle Outlander tours

Doune Castle was Castle Leoch in Outlander and this is where Claire met Colm Mackenzie and his clan . The audio tour is recommended as it includes narration by Sam Heughan ( Jamie Fraser from Outlander ) and Terry Jones from Monty Python . Monty Python and the Holy Grail was filmed at Doune . An Explorer pass gives skip the line access to 70 castles and country houses run by Historic Environment Scotland including Doune Castle and Edinburgh Castle . More details below.

Entrance to Doune Castle costs £9 per person including the audio guide narrated by Sam Heughan ( Jamie Fraser from Outlander ) and Terry Jones from Monty Python . Monty Python and the Holy Grail was filmed at Doune .The tour at Deanston distillery costs £9 per person . This includes a whisky tasting and a voucher for £5 towards the purchase of a Bottle of whisky .

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Lunch, snacks and entrance fees are not included in the price .

 Outlander castles, whisky and lochs tour – £250 ( private tour for up to four passengers ) . Bookings can be made online or by phone on +447305-294773 .

 If you are visiting other castles on your stay eg Edinburgh Castle , you might save some money by buying an Explorer pass which gives skip the line access to 70 castles and country houses run by Historic Environment Scotland . A 3 day pass is £26.50 per person and a 7 day pass is £32 per person .
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