Craigh na dun

Craigh na dun
Craigh na dun
Craigh na Dun is the location of the ancient stone circle by which Claire Randall travels from 1945 to 1743.


Its distinguishing feature is the large cleft stone, through which a time traveller may pass.

As with most stone circles, the hill of Craigh na Dun conceals more secrets than it illuminates. Those with the particular ability to hear the stones have stumbled upon it accidentally, sought out its passageway, and almost universally come to fear and dread the mysterious gateway that the cleft stone marks.

Craigh na dun
Craigh na dun
In spring of 1945, Claire and Frank Randall take a second honeymoon in the Scottish Highlands in Inverness. While there, they observe a group of local druids perform a ritual on Beltane within a nearby circle of standing stones called Craigh na Dun. After the women leave, a particular blue flower catches Claire’s eye, but before she can analyse it properly, one of the druids returns and she and Frank make haste to leave before getting caught.

When Claire returns later, alone, to take a specimen of the flower, she begins to hear and feel a strange buzzing, as of bees, and in a disoriented state she steps through the cleft stone, and ends up in 1743.

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One thought on “Craigh na dun”

  1. Even though I know that Craigh na dun is not real, I love the romance of it and find us to be enamored about the entire love for the books of Outlander.

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