The small historic town of Prestonpans dates back to the 11th century and is the site where the Battle of Prestonpans took place in 1745. The town is home to Preston Tower and the one-of-a-kind Mercat Cross, the last of its kind to retain its original form since its construction. The Prestonpans battlegrounds is the setting for the large-scale battle Jamie leads against the British in nearby Preston.
The Prestonpans battlegrounds are used during Season 2 Episode 10 of the series. To successfully lead the Jacobite army, Jamie is faced with detouring a swamp. While Jamie is occupied in battle, Claire makes use of her combat nursing experience to take care of the soldiers wounded while fighting.
The barn used in season 2 episode 9 is the same setting being used again during the Battle of Prestonpans. But instead, it’s used as Claire’s field hospital!