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Scottish castles you can stay at IRL for that Outlander fix (Jamie sadly not included)

The countdown is officially on till Outlander is back on our screens.

Season three is only 36 days away (but who's counting!?!) but for fans wanting their Outlander fix right now, listen up.

The hit TV series is filmed at a number of heritage listed sites across Scotland, including Doune Castle, aka Castle Leoch, with the 13th century also used in Game of Thrones.

Image: Sony Pictures Television

Image: Sony Pictures Television

Then there's Linlithgow Palace, better known to fans as Wentworth Prison and Midhope House is Jamie’s family home of Lallybroch.

All of this means fans seeking a little Jamie and Claire inspo in real life, can visit the sites by day and stay in a bunch of Scottish castles by night, to really get that real Outlander fix... but with all the mod cons - like electricity and running water #winning.

However, we should manage expectations here... Jamie Fraser won't make his way into your room in the middle of the night, or be looking after the horses at a nearby stable.

Sadly, Jamie is not included in your Castle hotel stay. Image: Sony Pictures Television

Sadly, Jamie is not included in your Castle hotel stay. Image: Sony Pictures Television

So, if all that's got you ready to book a holiday to Scotland stat, here are some of castles you can actually stay at to feel like a laird and lady for yourself.

Ackergill Tower

Ackergill Tower is a 15th Century stunner, located in Northern Scotland on a 3,000 acre estate with magnificent water views.

The five-star hotel features individual rooms across the five-story complex, or guests can book the tower exclusively or one of five cottages perched in a sycamore tree.

Ackergill Castle. Image: Supplied

Ackergill Castle. Image: Supplied

The luxury hotel and lodgings are a favourite of celebrities, including Michael Douglas, Jack Nicholson and Billy Connolly.

More details here.

Borthwick Castle

This 15th Century Edinburgh castle is steeped in in Scottish history.

Once a refuge for Mary Queen of Scots and used to house valuables during World War II, now this small but stunning hotel is available to book into.

Borthwick Castle. Image: Supplied

Borthwick Castle. Image: Supplied

There are 10 "uniquely designed bedchambers with lavish bathrooms" along with a cottage and Gatehouse, which means the hotel accommodates 26 guests at any one time.

It also features a stone arch gateway on the property along with intimate dining and lounge areas and a spiral staircases.

More details here.

Crossbasket Castle

This stunning 17th Century structure near Glasgow is one of the most popular castles for weddings (not surprising given it looks like something out of a fairytale!)

Crossbasket Castle Hotel. Image: Supplied

Crossbasket Castle Hotel. Image: Supplied

Featuring a stone spiral staircase inside, this beauty's interiors have been restored to it's original glory.

Every bedroom features original antique furniture, including luxurious oversized beds, bed dressings, and period windows.

More details here.

Inverlochy Castle Hotel

Inverlochy Castle near Fort William is nestled among the foothills of Scotland's mighty Ben Nevis mountain, boasting stunning views.

Queen Victoria has previously stayed at the 19th Century castle, saying she couldn't pick a "lovelier or more romantic spot".

Inverlochy Castle. Image: Supplied

Inverlochy Castle. Image: Supplied

There are three dining rooms at the hotel, decked out with furniture which was gifted by the King of Norway back in the day.

More details here.

Sherbrooke Castle Hotel

For those city slickers wanting to stay in a castle, Sherbrooke is the perfect place.

Located 10 minutes from Glasgow Airport and just a five minute drive from the city centre, this is the best place to stay for a "best of both worlds" vibe.

Sherbrooke Castle Hotel. Image: Supplied

Sherbrooke Castle Hotel. Image: Supplied

The baronial building, which accommodates 200 people, includes luxurious bedrooms and has been refurbished to make it more stately.

More details here.

Castle Hotel Huntly

Seven acres of parklands and a nearby golf course, make the Castle Hotel Huntley one of the places to stay and play.

The hotel also claims to be the perfect spot for trout and salmon fishing, as well as walking distance to other nearby castles and even the local Whisky distillery - with Whiskey capital of the world Dufftown just 24kms away.

They even offer guests complimentary Sherry (oh and wifi).

More details here.

Castle Huntly Hotel. Image: Supplied

Castle Huntly Hotel. Image: Supplied

This story was originally published on Whimn and has been republished here with permission.