A definite for your things to do when staying in Fife list…
Are you looking for what to do in Fife? Are you an Outlander addict and fancy stepping into the shoes of your favourite character? Then luckily for you, here in Fife we are home to many of the Outlander filming locations. Let your imagination go wild! Standing stones, romantic castles and seductive scenery can be visited at some of the locations where this phenomenal series was filmed.
So let’s take a look at some of the filming locations you can visit when here in Fife…
Falkland sits at the foot of the Lomond Hills. Although it is believed that there was a settlement here prior to the 12th century it wasn’t until some time after 1160 with the erection of Falkland Castle that the village was born.
It is here that one of the first scenes in Outlander was filmed. The location was used as a substitute for 1940’s Inverness. Here you can test your knowledge and try to recognise some of these scenes:
- the snug and cosy guesthouses belonging to Mrs Baird
- Campbells coffee shop
- Farrell’s Hardware and Furniture Store (Fayre Earth Gift Shop) – where Claire stopped to look at the window full of period merchandise.
- The Bruce fountain – where the ghost of Jamie was seen
Culross is located South West of Fife and overlooks the Firth of Forth. Here you can envelop yourself in the 16th-century charm and ways of life. Cobbled alleyways and well preserved whitewashed, red-tiled buildings make this quite a spectacular place to visit if you are looking at what to do in Fife.
It was here that the fictional village if Cranesmuir was set up. This was the home of character Gellis Duncan and her husband Arthur. See if you can recognise the stunning Castle Leoch herb garden where Claire worked.
Aberdour Castle is located in the village of Easter Aberdour in Fife. It is one of the oldest standing dateable Scottish Castles. Parts of it dats as far back as the 1200’s!
It is this castle that was used as the double for the Saint Ann de Beaupre’s monastery in France. See if you can recognise the Old Kitchen and Long gallery as these were used for filming.
There are many other locations that were used across Scotland to film Outlander. Some of these are just outside of Fife if you wanted to travel a little further. You can download a map here. See what else you can add to your Outlander Tour when planning what to do in Fife.
If this has answered your queries as to what to do in Fife on a fine day then maybe you are looking for somewhere to stay? Here at our Anstruther caravan park, we have pitches available for hire for caravans and tourers. We also have a choice luxury lodges and holiday homes for sale. If you fancy getting Outlanderish here with us in Fife then get in touch today on 01333 313 098 or contact us here.