Inverness College

I was watching the final this morning when Brianna and Roger go to the Inverness College. Photo Source – Outlander Online

stirling

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.

Inverness

Inverness is where we stayed on our Outlander adventure to the highlands. It features in the books. Inverness Castle is used as council offices. There are great views up at the castle plus a statue of Flora MacDonald – she helped Bonnie Prince Charlie.

Inverness Castle was originally a 12th century earth and timber enclosure fortress, founded by King David I. In the early 14th century during the Wars of Independence, English troops under King Edward I occupied the castle, which was taken and destroyed by King Robert the Bruce in 1310. In the early 15th century Alexander, earl of Mar, founded a stone castle on the hill and in the 16th century George Gordon, earl of Huntly added a high square stone tower. Seizes and badly damaged by the Royalists in 1649, from 1653-8 Cromwell’s Fort was built at the mouth of the River Ness. In 1726, General Wade transformed the castle into the square Hanoverian Fort George, with a governor’s house and a chapel, encased by barracks. Surrendered to the Jacobite army of Prince Charles Edwards Stuart in 1746, the castle was blown up after the Battle of Culloden. A dramatic mid 19th century neo-Norman castle now stands on the site, built to house the Sheriff Courthouse and County Hall and all that remains of the medieval castle are a deep resorted well and part of the bastion wall.

Source – Castles Net

 

 

 

Inverness aka Falkland

Today’s visit was to Falkland which in the series doubled as Inverness. We had lunch at Campbell’s Coffee Shop, outside is featured in the programme. It started to rain so we went around Falkland Palace – worth a visit if your in Falkland especially to see the gardens – check out my blog post about the Falkland Palace.

The sun came out and I was able to take some photos of where they filmed. We saw several marriage stones. A marriage stone is usually a stone lintel carved with the initials of a newly married couple with the date of the marriage. In the tv series these feature as being covered in cocks blood.

A few of the shops and cafes have a pocket Jamie fun to spot!