OUTLANDER star Sam Heughan has revealed his favourite place in Scotland.

The popular actor, who plays Highland warrior Jamie Fraser in the hit time-travel TV series, travelled the length and breadth of the country for his Men in Kilts programme.

Perhaps surprisingly, however, Heughan’s favourite spot wasn’t one of Scotland’s famous lochs, castles or glens, but instead a visitor attraction in the heart of Edinburgh.

The 43-year-old opted for Mary King’s Close - a supposedly haunted close underneath the streets of the capital.

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Heughan described his visit as a “terrifying” experience, adding that he loves Edinburgh as a whole.

The street is also home to Edinburgh’s City of the Dead inside the South Street vaults which were only rediscovered in the 1980s and revealed a miserable life for the poorest people who would have lived there.

He said: “I just love that city, the wynds, the closes going off the Royal Mile, especially.

“The city underneath the city, which we actually shot for Men in Kilts, it didn’t make it to the edit, but Mary King’s Close, when they had the city and it’s still there, you can go, there’s streets underneath there and shops and everything.

“It’s terrifying. It’s like something out of Harry Potter, it really is. And if you haven’t been, please visit Edinburgh.”

Heughan has previously opened up about moving to Scotland’s capital as a teenager, saying it was like a “whole new world” for him.

Writing in his memoirs, he said: “After years of living in a quiet community, my mother, my brother and I packed our belongings for what felt like a whole new world.

“Swapping the stable and the castle ruins for a suburban street in Edinburgh, we set about settling in for this new chapter in our lives.

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“It was a big change, but also hugely exciting for two young lads like Cirdan and me.

“I had just finished at my little primary school, so I started high school at the same time as all my new classmates.

“It was a little overwhelming to begin with, but since I could now see without the dreaded glasses, I soon started to make friends and feel comfortable in a crowd.”