Outlander locations near St Andrews

Are you an Outlander fan? Of course, you are! Who wouldn’t love a romantic time-travel adventure, set amongst the beautiful landscapes of Scotland? This book and drama series has everything; Love, history, action, beauty and mystery. And what’s more, the TV show is filmed all over Scotland. For those staying in our holiday apartments in Fife, we’ve put together this handy list of Outlander locations near us. So, fans can visit the actual places where filming took place. All of these sites are no more than an hour’s drive from your base at Woodside, St Andrews.

The Reaper, Anstruther

The Reaper is our closest Outlander attraction, just a 25-minute drive from Woodside. This iconic fishing vessel featured in series 2 of the Outlander drama series, as the boat that took Claire and Jamie to France. She is now berthed in Anstruther Harbour, as part of the Scottish Fisheries Museum.

Reaper fishing boat berthed in Anstruther, Fife

Falkland village and palace

The village of Falkland stood in for Inverness in series 1 and 2 of Outlander, and a cellar in Falkland Palace was also used as an apothecary in series 2. The cellar room has now been fitted out as an interactive apothecary exhibition, which you can visit during a tour of the palace.

Gates opening to Falkland Palace in Fife

Dysart Harbour

Dysart Harbour in Kirkaldy became the French port of Le Havre for filming at the beginning of series 2.

View of Dysart Harbour in Fife, an Outlander location

Aberdour Castle

Aberdour Castle doubled as a Benedictine monastery, Abbey Ste Anne de Beaupre, in series 1. You can visit and explore the building, thought to be the oldest standing stone castle in Scotland.

Aberdour Castle in Fife, Scotland

Culross village

Furthest from Woodside on our list, Culross is about an hour’s drive from here. But it’s well worth the trip for any Outlander fan. Lots of locations around this historic village were used in series 1 and 4 of Outlander.

The Mercat Cross in Culross village, Fife

We hope you enjoy visiting these Outlander locations near St Andrews. Please do check before visiting, as some attractions are seasonal and therefore only open over the summer months. Then find out more about our holiday apartments and book your break today!