Abercorn Church and Cemetery / Graveyard

Filming for season 4 took place at this churchyard in Linlithgow. The graveyard played the part, in ‘Down the Rabbit Hole’, of Frank’s final resting place after his fatal car crash. We see Bree visiting Frank’s grave shortly after his death.

Abercorn Church and Cemetery is a located near Queensferry and the southern side of the Forth Road Bridge. It is not the easiest place to find, being well hidden by walls and trees. However, it is well signposted, and the signs reliably led us to our destination.

Gate to Abercorn Cemetery

The church has a rich, and lengthy history. Although the structure is mainly post-reformation, the church was founded in the 11th century, being completed in the 12th century.

Abercorn Church

Abercorn Church

Reading the dates on the buildings and gravestones gave us a further indication of a history that goes back at least as far as the 1600s. And one of the church’s doorways dates to the 1100s. But it doesn’t stop there. Evidence has pointed to the site being considered sacred since St Ninian visited in the late 400s, during a mission to the Picts.

Abercorn Church

Abercorn ChurchAbercorn Church and Graveyard is one of several Outlander locations in the surrounding locality. Barely a mile south is Midhope Castle (Lallybroch), and the much used Hopetoun House is an equal distance to the east. Blackness Castle, used as Fort William in season 1, is also nearby, less than 5 miles away.

 Images include photos provided by Andree Poppleton.