Outlander Explorer Day Tour

Created with Sketch. 60 High Street, The Royal Mile, Edinburgh, EH1 1TB
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If you are a fan of the hit show, this Outlander day tour is for you!

Embark on an unforgettable journey to film locations and stunning spots featured in Outlander.

As you depart from the capital you will learn about the Old and New Town of glorious Edinburgh as you head towards the first stop of the day, Midhope Castle – the real-life Lallybroch and home of Jamie Fraser.

Following this, you will then head on to visit Doune Castle, one of Scotland’s best preserved medieval castles, used as the filming location for Outlander’s Castle Leoch. This very castle also famously features as Winterfell in the Game of Thrones series, and in Monty Python’s Holy Grail.

The journey will next take you to the Kingdom of Fife, an area of great historical importance and the ancestral home of Scottish monarchs.

Lunch will be spent in Culross, the fictional village of Cranesmuir, the very place Claire was accused of witchcraft. This charming village is the most complete example of a 17th and 18th century burgh in Scotland today.

After lunch step back in time and continue to the village of Falkland, used for filming 1940’s Inverness. With over 28 listed buildings the representation of this period is exceptional.

The final Outlander filming location of the day will be the impressive Blackness Castle, featured as Fort William in the series. This castle provides awe-inspiring views of the iconic Forth Bridge, declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

This Outlander day tour is a perfect way to explore these filming locations, as well as some of Scotland’s most historic sights.

Arrival back in Edinburgh early evening.


Terms and Conditions:

The Company reserves the right to cancel extended (multi-day) and day tours where the minimum number of passengers is not reached. The minimum number of passengers required for tour departure is 6. In such cases, the Company’s liability to the Customer is either the full return of monies paid for the tour or provision of a suitable alternative tour as agreed with the Customer. Children under 5yrs are not permitted.

Please note: Doune Castle will be closed between the 27th May – 4th June (dates inclusive) due to “Commercial Activity” taking place. Linlithgow Castle will be on the itnery instead. There will still be three castles included in the packaged product.

Please also note: from 5 February 2024, our Edinburgh tours will no longer be departing from Edinburgh Bus Station.

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  • Follow in the footsteps of Jamie Fraser at Midhope Castle (Lallybroch)
  • Be star-strucked by Doune Castle and discover familiar filming locations
  • Get a glimpse into village life 100 years ago in Culross
  • Wander through the fairy-tale village of Falkland


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Doune Castle

The next stop on the tour is the striking Doune Castle, dating back to the 14th century. It is the setting for Castle Leoch, home of the Clan MacKenzie in the series. Discover this remarkably well-preserved castle with its medieval courtyard, cathedral-like great hall and green surroundings. Perhaps you will recognise the settings, as all were extensively used during filming.


After, you will visit the pretty village of Culross located in the historic county Fife. Culross is featured as Cranesmuir in Outlander. Wander the Palace and walk along the cobbled streets and coloured houses in search of the filming locations. If you walk slightly up the hill, you can enjoy magnificent views over the Firth of Forth and Firth of Tay.


In the afternoon, after a scenic drive through the 'Kingdom of Fife', you will arrive in Falkland. As soon as you arrive, you will immediately recognise the scene of Inverness in the 1940s. The historical buildings, cobbled streets, flower baskets and the French Renaissance palace - once home of Mary Queen of Scots - make Falkland a picture perfect village. Wander through the centuries-old streets that have been regularly used in the filming of Outlander and enjoy the fanastic Scottish scenery of the Lomond Hills.

Midhope Castle
Midhope Castle

Before heading back to Edinburgh, visit Midhope Castle, the fictional Lallybroch and family home of character Jamie Fraser. Walk down the same road that Jamie and Claire did in the series. Midhope Castle dates back to the 15th Century. The exterior is relatively intact, however the inside is derelict.
After a full day of exploring the sets of Outlander, you will return in Edinburgh late afternoon.


  • Live guided tour
  • Entry Doune Castle (check dates)
  • Entry Midhope Castle grounds
  • Tour Map


  • Please note that there are dates throughout the year where Doune Castle and Midhope Castle are closed.
  • All guests must have travel insurance with medical, evacuation and repatriation covering all applicable dates of travel with HAGGiS Adventures/Highland Explorer Tours. This insurance must cover; trip interruption, personal injury, medical expenses and repatriation cover including and during pandemic events.

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Created with Sketch. 60 High Street, The Royal Mile, Edinburgh, EH1 1TB


What's included in the price?
The price covers your transport and guide, lunch is not included.
Are there bathrooms on board the bus?
No, but there will be bathroom stops during the tour.
Can you store my luggage whilst I am on tour?
Unfortunately no, however there is luggage storage available in Waverley Train Station.
Are children allowed?
No children under the age of 5 will be able to travel.
Are there any extra costs to be aware of?
There may be entry fees to enter some locations you visit.
Where do we depart from?
You can find your bus at 60 High St on the Royal Mile, the Radisson Blu is a good landmark for the address.
Can I be picked up from my accommodation?
Unfortunately this will not be possible, please ensure you are at the departure location at least 15 minutes before the departure time.
Are the busses accessible?
We are committed to making your tour as enjoyable as possible, nevertheless there are certain limitations that may arise due to the local and rural nature of Scotland. Our guides are not able to assist with wheelchairs or offer physical assistance when embarking or disembarking from the bus. Passengers should be able to do so on their own using the access stairs or with the assistance of a travel companion


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