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The crypt is a little creepy, but worth a visit

We came here on an Outlander tour. The mausoleum itself is beautiful. You can climb up the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Talent, Oregon
You can do this on your own

Admittedly, I got the idea to come here from Google. Seems guides were being hired to take them... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Wardlaw Mausoleum is the 17th Century Mausoleum of the Lovat Frasers. It's inhabitants inclue Simon Lord Lovat the 'Old Fox' of the Jacobite Rebellion (Grandfather of Outlander's Jamie Fraser). Open on request at Pilgrim Cottage. Contact us in...more
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Wardlaw Road | Wardlaw Mausoleum, Kirkhill, Inverness IV5 7NB, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came here on an Outlander tour. The mausoleum itself is beautiful. You can climb up the tower, but I wouldn't recommend it if you don't like tight spaces. The crypt is, well, interesting. It's small and contains some old, open coffins.

Thank kolohe280
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Admittedly, I got the idea to come here from Google. Seems guides were being hired to take them here, since it's the Old Fox of Outlander fame. Drove here and the gate to the graveyard was unlocked, but I knew the Old Fox was inside...More

Thank DaytonJG
Reviewed 25 April 2018

Have read books about Lord Simon Fraser of Lovat. Knew that they had found something interesting about the Old Fox and thought they had found him, but it was not true. Visited the church and seen the empty coffin. But the other bodies they found...More

Thank dianecS2382DR
Reviewed 8 April 2018

When we visited the churchyard was not open so couldnt see the fox himself. website suggested knocking on keyholders door but didnt want to disturb. its a lovely lovely churchyard and very atmospehric with some amazing stones, well worth a visit.

Thank theoriginalnosher
Reviewed 4 April 2018

The Wardlaw Mausoleum was an unexpected find and Freja the young tour guide was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Many historically interesting characters from the Fraser family are connected with the Mausoleum and local area. Entering the crypt and seeing the lead coffins was eerie and...More

1  Thank AndroFrydo
Reviewed 2 April 2018

It is a beautiful place with an interesting history! Freja, a volunteer at the place, showed us around. She was extremely knowledgeable recounting the entire story of the place, the old fox, and his family, answering all our questions in depth. Her engaging manner and...More

2  Thank Maria S
Reviewed 15 October 2017

We were fortunate to meet Erik and his pal Buster during a private tour. The history was fascinating and when we were offered an invitation to entry the Crypt I walked right down the stairs. I had NO IDEA what a true Crypt was and...More

Thank The_Hailes
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Set in a well kept cemetery in Kirkhill this interesting mausoleum attracts quite a few visitors. set quarter of a mile from the main road it is a quiet restful resting place . With quite a history to it . The interest mainly coming from...More

Thank craigluscar
Reviewed 4 July 2017

Infamous Simon Fraser's burial place. Lovely quiet cemetery and resting place for hundreds of Clan Fraser decendants. A nice off the beaten path place to experience history.

Thank Karen B
Reviewed 9 June 2017

A must see for all Outlander fans - this is where Jamie's grandfather, Lord Fraser of Lovat, is buried. We visited this place as a part of the Outlander guided tour.

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