No time-travel required.
While many of Outlander‘s enthusiastic fans watch the show for its passionate love stories, rich exploration of history, and gorgeous costumes, at its core, the Starz series is rooted in science fiction.
Claire Randall’s entire life shifts when she travels back in time through the stones at Craigh na Dun, and without that journey, there would be no plot to thwart the Battle of Culloden, no stunning historic clothing, and no steamy sex scenes between Claire and her 18th-century husband, Jamie Fraser. Those stones are pivotal to the Outlander story.
Unfortunately for those loyal viewers seeking to see Craigh na Dun in real-life, it’s a fictional place, so there’s not an exact real life location to plan a trip around. But here are a few places where you can catch a glimpse of the Outlander magic.
The scenes where Claire goes through the stones were filmed at Kinloch Rannoch in Perth, near the eastern edge of Loch Rannoch.
But don’t travel there expecting to see the standing stone circle. For the show, the stones were created out of Styrofoam and temporarily placed on site. “We built the stones at our studio. The stones are made out of Styrofoam. You could pick them up by yourself,” explained showrunner Ronald Moore on the Outlander Podcast.
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