Scotland: OutlanderThe Standing Stones of Craigh na Dun
The cult series Outlander boasts a myriad of stunning Scottish landscapes, so the stone circle of Craigh na Dun has some very tough competitors for coolest show location.
But as this magical stone circle is the portal through which Claire travels back in time, the filmmakers needed to place the (styrofome!) stones in a fittingly remote and magical spot. They found this very place in Kinnloch Rannoch.
The location is part of the Dunalastair Estate. It's a working farm and visitors are asked to take care around the animals (mainly sheep) on site.
The magic of the stones reveals itself in the very first episode of Season 1: Sassenach, set in 1946. Claire observes a Druid ritual on the hill of Craigh na Dun. The following morning, she touches one of the stones and wakes up in the year 1743.
After several unsuccessful attempts to make it back to the stones, she finally reaches Craigh Na Dun with the help of her newly-wed Highlander husband Jamie (Season 1, Episode 11: The Devil's Mark).
Jamie wishes her well in returning back to the future.
In 1946 Frank is losing hope of finding Claire, but goes to the standing stones one last time...
The location is on the south side of the Dunalastair Reservoir on the edge of the Tay Forest Park. The mound is very recognisable from the roadside.
10,000 years ago, the first settlers arrived in Scotland and began to erect standing stone monuments, some of which have endured over the ages and can still be seen today. Here are a few you can visit: