My next visit of the day was to Drummond Castle Gardens. These were used in series 2 as the gardens at Versailles.
Drummond has all the characteristics of a courtly, 17th century Scottish Renaissance garden. It is a composite garden, restructured in early Victorian times and renewed again in the 20th century when the garden framework and the exceptional interest of the original 19th century design were carefully preserved. Source – Drummond Castle Gardens
The gardens are open to the public from May to October but the castle is not open to the public. Amazing gardens worth a wander around especially on a lovely warm day.
Part of the back of Hopetoun House was used in series 2 as the entrance to the brothel.
Hopetoun House was used in series 1 as the house the Duke of Sandringham was staying at and where the dual took part.
In the series finale Claire returns to Lallybroch so on a lovely Thursday morning I revisited Midhope Castle. I first had to get a parking permit from Hopetoun Estate Farm Shop. I wasn’t the first of the day – two other groups had got permits before me.
View from the driveway.
Front of the house.
Back of the house.
Please note Touch House is a private house. Not open to the public.
In the last two episodes many of the scenes have been focused on Culloden House – filmed at Touch House. Photo Source – Outlander Online
Touch House is a country house located 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) west of Stirling in central Scotland. It stands at the foot of the Touch Hills, on the south side of the River Forth. The house incorporates a 16th-century tower house, but its present form dates to the middle of the 18th century when the south facade was added, described by Historic Scotland as “Probably the finest Georgian elevation in the County of Stirling.” Source – Touch House.
As I was in the area I went to have a quick look. It was raining so only managed a few photos. I don’t know if the house is open to the public though some of the buildings are used as a business centre.
Update – Touch House is a private residence though the stables are a business centre. The photos I took of the house are from the drive where I got a good view of the house without invading privacy.
I was watching the final this morning when Brianna and Roger go to the Inverness College. Photo Source – Outlander Online
I nearly fell out of bed when I recognised the building as Pathfoot Building at University of Stirling. Well it just so happens that I along with my husband and son visited here today. In September my son will be studying English at University of Stirling and this is the main building he will be in. The building wasn’t open today – hope to get some internal shots on another visit. My son is blind so we were visiting today to practise routes around the campus.
Information on the building can be found on University of Stirling website.