Inspired by the Outlander series TV to visit Scotland? Experience the highlights of Outlander and a walking holiday with EasyWays and the South Loch Ness Trail. If you’re interested in learning more about Scottish history following on from our last post about Mary Queen of Scots, it’s definitely time to book a historic walking holiday with EasyWays!
South Loch Ness Trail: Highlights of the Outlander TV Series
Take in the atmosphere of the Scottish Highlands by walking one of our quieter routes, such as the Loch Ness Trail, and then add a few nights on to the end of your trip to visit the some of the locations used in the Outlander series. Inverness is worth a visit in its own right, as well as being the perfect base for exploring the region.
Battlefields of Culloden
In series three of Outlander, they show the Battle of Culloden. As one of the most important battles in Scottish history, this is a site definitely worth the visit, to learn more about the final battle of the 1745 Jacobite Rising. Culloden is a 10 minute drive from the Trail’s starting point in Inverness. Immerse yourself in Scottish history at Culloden!
Urquhart Castle is one of the most famous in the Scottish Highlands! Located on the north shore of Loch Ness, half an hour from Inverness, the castle was passed back from the English to the Scottish during the Wars of Independence and was left in ruins after being blown up during the Jacobite Risings. An iconic site of Scottish culture, it most definitely is worth exploring after walking the South Loch Ness Trail.
The final site we recommend visiting is Beauly Priory. Today, the ruins of the Priory are looked after by Historic Environment Scotland and are open for visitors all year. A popular location with international Outlander fans, Beauly Priory is only a 25 minute drive from Inverness. A perfect place to spend time after walking for a couple of days!
Whether you’re enjoying the West Highland Way or the Dava Way, there is so much history around Scotland to learn about!
Turn to the EasyWays team when booking your next walking trip in Scotland.