Wardlaw Mausoleum
Wardlaw Mausoleum
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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 advance to ensure that someone can do a tour.
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dougie s
Lochgelly, UK66 contributions
Aug 2021
We happened upon this awesome historic place whilst walking the dogs.
We stopped at the local Old North Inn on our way to Beauly, and walked up to the Mausoleum.
We wandered round the cemetery for about 15 minutes before the Caretaker (Erik Lundberg) came over and asked if we would like to see inside.
The place is fantastic, made even better by Erik's explanation of how the Mausoleum came to be.
His knowledge of the place is second to none, very informative, and didn't mind taking the time out to allow us to explore and ask questions.
Finding this place by chance made it all the better for us, and this really made our trip North.
Written August 9, 2021
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Lesley R
Jacksonville, FL62 contributions
Sep 2022
Please don't miss this historic gem. Our fabulous guide, Ryan Forbes, gave us a tour of the church and its rich history. I was transported back to the 16-1700's! We even climbed up the tower and rang the old bell. The graveyard is magnificent. We can't stop thinking about this beautiful and haunting treasure.
Written September 14, 2022
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Maria S
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Apr 2018 • Friends
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 passion for the place made it so that we couldn’t help but fall for the fascinating story. We’ll definitely be keeping our ears out for more news about the whereabouts of the old fox’s remains.

After the tour, we were allowed to climb the bell-tower and ring the bell which was great fun as well.

It is without question worth a visit!
Written April 2, 2018
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Gwen Rhodes
Oriental, NC174 contributions
Oct 2019
Our tour guide got us into the mausoleum and we walked around and went into where the Frasers were entombed. The history is full of sadness and war...and these people from then often didn’t live past 40!
Written October 26, 2019
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TourGuideSam
Edinburgh, UK266 contributions
Jul 2019
It’s worth taking the time to visit the Wardlaw Mausoleum. Fraser of Lovat history as well as the local area. Interesting architecture and very knowledgeable volunteers. A donation of £3 per person for the upkeep of the building is definitely worth it. But remember the volunteers are not being paid for their time so give them a tip.
Written July 22, 2019
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P & G S
Ankeny, IA973 contributions
Oct 2018 • Couples
An unscheduled stop here was enlightened by being greeted by Erik. He showed us the mausoleum, told great historical stories and gave a great crypt and bell tower tour. Also encouraged me to read Sarah Fraser's book. Maybe the best part of our UK trip due to the personal attention and details.
Written October 20, 2018
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Sue H
St Austell, UK52 contributions
Sep 2018 • Couples
Very interesting, both the graveyard and the crypt. The climbing of the bell tower was a feat but worth it . Needs TLC but hopefully will get it if more Outlander fans visit.
Written October 10, 2018
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AndroFrydo
Lerwick, UK8 contributions
Apr 2018 • Friends
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 fascinating. We were also given the opportunity to climb the bell tower and ring the bell which was a new and memorable experience. Although a small attraction it costs nothing to visit and indulge in the local history, ofcourse a generous donation should be considered to help with the upkeep and
Written April 4, 2018
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schmusimausi73
small town185 contributions
Jun 2017 • Family
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.
Written June 9, 2017
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Dani
Cape Town, South Africa130 contributions
May 2017 • Friends
Absolutely delightful to history lovers of all kinds. Author Sarah Fraser gave an enlightening speech on the history of the Lovett Frasers, especially the Old Fox himself, Simon Lovett. Historical DNA research is ongoing and endlessly interesting.
Written May 22, 2017
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