Earlier this year Outlander was filming in Edinburgh in Bakehouse Close just off the Royal Mile. I didn’t manage to visit when the crew were in town but a few weeks after they left I visited the close.
I believe the close was used for the print makers fire.
Today Bakehouse Close in the Canongate is perhaps the best preserved Old Town close, and a visit here gives a good impression of what living in the old city must have been like.From a legal document of 1762 we know the complete mixture of people who used to live here, including Lord Adam Gordon; David Doig, merchant; William Dunbar, weaver and Ewen, a letter carrier. Source – Edinburgh World Heritage
I am catching up on my blog posts and had released I hadn’t posted about The Edinburgh Outlander Experience by Mercat Tours. At the end of October Jan and I went on the tour.
It started at the Mercat Cross next to St Giles Cathedral. The guide showed us where the old Tolbooth use to be – marked in the cobbles outside St Giles near the Heart of Midlothian. While the guide was telling us about the Tolbooth a passer by was seen spitting on the Heart of Midlothian. It is thought that is where the old Tolbooth door was people use to spit on the door.
From St Giles we headed up the Royal Mile to Edinburgh Castle stopping at a close which showed roughly what it may have been like in the 1700s. At the Castle the guide showed us the monument to the witches who had been burned.
We then walked down the Royal Mile stopping at places of interest. The tour ended at Holyrood Palace.
While on the tour of Prestonpans I found out that before going to Prestonpans the Jacobities were camped at Duddingston. While out for a walk I found the house he stayed in.
More information on Duddingston can be found here – www.scottish-places.info