The Abercairny Estates were used in season 4 of Outlander. Three days of filming took place here, using buildings that we believe were used to represent houses on an American ‘southern’ plantation. Our understanding is that this location will be used to represent River Run, the plantation in North Carolina owned by Jamie’s Aunt Jocasta.
Abercairny, and The Abercairny Estates, has been home to the Moray family for over 700 years. When not being used as a film set, it is a popular venue for hosting weddings and other events as well as being a site for agriculture and conservation. The owners offer regular open days, which sound ideal for visiting this new Outlander location.
Film set images provided by Louise Marwick.
How to get to Abercairny Estates
The easiest option for reaching this locations is by car. However, options also exist for those going by bus. The nearest city is Perth, but we will also look at travel options from Edinburgh where we suspect most tourists will be based.
Car : Leave Edinburgh and follow the M90 north over the Queensferry Crossing. When approaching Perth, you will come to a roundabout. Take the second exit, which directs traffic north towards Inverness. After about 1 mile, follow the slip road to the left, following the signs for Crieff. At the mini-roundabout, take the first exit and follow the A85 for 10 miles. You will see the hamlet of New Fowlis. After passing these buildings, turn left at the second gateway which will lead you to your destination.
Bus (and train) : By far the most straight forward public transport option is to travel to Perth (train is quickest), then take the 15 or 34 bus to Abercairny. Visitors should be aware that the public transport option will take up to an hour longer than by car (2.5 hours compared to 1.5 hours).