“You said ‘Broch Tuarach’ means ‘North Facing Tower.’” “Aye.” “Well, it’s round. It doesn’t have a face.” “The door faces north.” “Ha. Frasers. I’m beginning to feel like– Like I– I actually belong here.” “I knew you belonged here, with me, almost since the first moment I laid eyes on ye. That’s one of the reasons I agreed to marry you.” ~ Lallybroch [1x12]
“We returned to heal in the peace of the Scottish Highlands… the daily routines of Lallybroch worked like a tonic on our battered souls.” ~ The Fox’s Lair [2x08]
“He took me to his own home – Lallybroch, it was called. A beautiful place.” I shut my eyes again to get away from the look on Brianna’s face, and deliberately summoned the image of the estate of Broch Tuarach – Lallybroch, to the people who lived there. A beautiful Highland farm, with woods and streams; even a bit of fertile ground – rare for the Highlands. A lovely, peaceful place sealed within the high hills above a mountain pass that kept it remote from the recurrent strife that troubled the Highlands. ~ Dragonfly in Amber
I had never actually had a home. Orphaned at five, I had lived the life of a academic vagabond with my uncle Lamb for the next thirteen years… It was strange, then, and rather wonderful, to wake up in the upper bedroom at Lallybroch, next to Jamie, and realize, as I watched the dawn touch his sleeping face, that he had been born in this bed. All the sounds of the house, from the creak of the back stair under an early-rising maid’s foot, to the drumming rain on the roofslates, were sounds he had heard a thousand times before; heard so often, he didn’t hear them anymore. I did. ~ Dragonfly in Amber
“On your feet, soldier. Take me h o m et o L a l l y b r o c h .” ~ The Devil’s Mark [1x11]
Lallybroch is the home that Jamie and Claire crave. Not just for the estate, the hills or the open country, but for the people. It’s what they are fighting to preserve and what they hope to call home again.