After our overnight in Falkland, we drove 2 hours to Kinloch Rannoch which we heard is usually swarming with visitors. We got lucky again and had the place to ourselves for almost the entire time. One couple was leaving when we arrived, and another couple got there as we were finishing up. Kinloch Rannoch is out in the middle of nowhere and is the Outlander sight of Craigh na Dun.
Outlander fans will instantly recognize the little hill with trees, but to anybody else, you would never know. The standing stones were created and installed on the hill for shooting – but otherwise, the stones aren’t there.
After dancing like druids, running up the hill screaming ‘Frank’ and trying to picture where exactly the stones would be; we packed up in the car & headed towards our next stop. A 2-hour drive away from Craigh na Dun is the Battlefield of Culloden which plays a huge part in the TV Series. No scenes were actually shot on Culloden Battlefield but it was an amazing opportunity to learn more about what happened from both perspectives and to walk onto the battlefield imagining what happened.
Just around the corner, a 15-minute drive from Culloden is Clava Cairns. The cairns are actual standing stones and breathtakingly magical. They date back to the bronze age approximately 4000 years old.
Another amazing day in Scotland and finding Outlander sights makes it that much more amazing. I’m falling in love with Scotland quicker than I fell in love with marshmallows.