Outlander is back………. Has it captured your imagination yet?
With a mixture of fact and fiction, time travel and romance we get a glimpse of what life was like living in the Scottish Clan System; what we ate, drank and even how we sounded in Gaelic. Most of all we all seem to agree that the scenery is as spectacular as we would expect of the Highlands.
But…… Did you know much of the filming actually takes place in the Kingdom of Fife? Scottish history is fascinating. Legends have it that the first chieftain of the Clan MacKenzie, Colin Fitzgerald saved King Alexander III from being killed by a stag and was rewarded with the lands of Kintail but sadly the same King Alexander III went on to meet his death at the bottom of the cliffs in Kinghorn in Fife. In fact, Dunfermline was once the capital of Scotland and is still regarded as one of the best surviving medieval landscapes in Scotland. King Robert the Bruce is only one of a number of our Royals buried in the Abbey.
The local Outlander effect has seen a surge of pride in our Kingdom. Local tourism partners are uniting to find ways of offering the best all round experience of Scottish culture and many of us are looking forward to showcasing our services this month at an Outlander Inspired Market at Balgonie Castle on the weekend of 23 and 24 April. We want you to get the chance to enjoy our landscape and our hospitality, indulge in our food and drink and maybe even try out a few Gaelic phrases. We can also help you choose a few local products to take away as a lasting memory of your trip but most of all we want you to give you a personal experience with memories of that will never fade. Fife is really easy to get to from Edinburgh. As you travel by train or car you will first encounter the magnificent Forth Road Bridge now officially a world heritage site. The Outlander film locations include Culross, Aberdour Castle, Balgonie Castle, Dysart Harbour and Falkland or Inverness (Inbhir Nis in Gaelic) as it’s known in the series. You can stay in a range of accommodation and as well as visiting filming locations we can take you to the north of Fife. St Andrews is not only the home of golf and the first Scottish University, it is more recently the setting for the romance of the Earl and Countess of Strathearn or William and Kate as we referred to them then, but it is where you can visit Eden Mill, the first combined craft brewery and distillery in Scotland where they make beer, whisky and gin.
So let us help you enjoy the personalised trip of a lifetime. Book an Outlander Inspired Tour with us. We want to welcome you to our homeland, transport you around and offer you dining and wining opportunities.
Thank you Outlander for inspiring us too. Tha sibh fàilte an-seo. You are welcome here!
Fàilte gu Alba.