Glencorse Old Kirk – Outlander Film Set

Glencorse Old Kirk

Glencorse Old Kirk

Glencorse Old Kirk dates from 1665 and remained in continual use until 1885 when a new larger kirk was built nearby. The Old Kirk quickly fell into disrepair however it has now been sympathetically and beautifully restored by the current owners, the McCaig family.

The kirk is situated in the private grounds of Glencorse House and is not open to the public however private visits can be arranged in advance. The kirk is used most weekends between April and October for weddings and celebrations therefore access won’t be permitted during these times.

Outlander fans will recognise the kirk as part of the film set from Series One Episode 7 – The Wedding. It was here that the handsome groom – James Alexander Malcolm Mackenzie Fraser and the beautiful bride – Claire Elizabeth Beauchamp said ”I do”.

Today I had the pleasure of being given a private guided tour of the kirk by Sarah Chambers, daughter of the owners. Sarah’s fascinating tour was full of the history of the kirk and its renovation along with family anecdotes and behind the scene tales about the filming of Outlander. For any Outlander fan, a visit to Glencorse Old Kirk is a must!

Glencorse Old Kirk

Glencorse Old Kirk

Glencorse Old Kirk - Interior

Glencorse Old Kirk – Interior

More photographs of my visit to Glencorse Old Kirk can be found on Borders Journeys Facebook.

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