With its unique blend of time-travel, historic fiction and period drama romance, hit TV show Outlander is fast becoming Scotland’s most popular export, and the rugged on-screen landscapes are as captivating as the characters themselves. Filmed in historic towns, imposing fortresses and stately homes all around the country, it’s easy to see why producer Ronald Moore calls Outlander ‘a love letter to Scotland’. In fact, the TV show has become so popular that fans can now take a tour of the most famous Outlander sites in Scotland and it’s a dramatic journey taking travelers from the forgotten corners of the Scottish Highlands to the grand castles of the Kingdom of Fife.
Category: Things To Do
May 4, 2015
Most visitors make a beeline for Edinburgh in August, but for those looking to escape the festival crowds, there’s also plenty to do over the summer months in Scotland’s second city. Whether you want to party at a music festival or chill out in the park – here are 8 ideas for things to do in Glasgow this summer.
April 3, 2015
As a long-time fan of the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon and a new fan to the Outlander TV series by STARZ, I was over the moon at the prospect of a private tour of the Outlander TV Locations.
February 2, 2015
Scotland’s second city deserves more than a whistle-stop tour, but with regular trains running to and from Edinburgh, if you’re short on time, you can still take in Glasgow’s highlights on a day trip. With just one day in Glasgow, time is precious, so if you don’t want to join a guided tour, consider pre-booking a Glasgow hop-on hop-off bus tour to take the hassle out of navigating a new city.
January 20, 2015
There’s no doubt that Scots like to party, but you don’t have to visit the capital to get down with the locals and there’s no better place to knock back a few shots of Scotch whisky than the Highlands. Despite its small size, the nightlife in Inverness is surprisingly diverse and while you won’t find the mega-clubs and all-night parties of Edinburgh and Glasgow, the capital of the highlands still offers everything from ceilidhs (traditional Gaelic parties and music sessions) and cozy pubs, to chic cocktail bars and live music venues.
January 5, 2015
With more than 300 events, featuring over 2,000 artists at around 20 venues, and ranking among the UK’s largest annual winter music festivals, Glasgow’s famous Celtic Connections Festival is a good reason to brave the cold and venture outdoors in the first few weeks of the New Year. A mammoth celebration of Celtic music, including folk, roots and world music from all around the globe, the unique festival hosts concerts, exhibitions, ceilidhs (traditional Gaelic parties), workshops and talks over more than 2 weeks, and best of all, many events are free of charge.