Disembark at 8.45am from Edinburgh and be ready for an unforgettable journey to film locations and stunning spots featured in Outlander.
Learn about the Jacobite history which inspired the Outlander story. Visit Castle Leoch, the setting for 1940s’ Inverness, Jamie Fraser’s house at Lallybroch and much more. This tour is a must for any Outlander fan!
The first stop on the Outlander day tour is at Linlithgow Palace, the set for Wentworth Prison. Explore the magnificent ruins of a great Royal Palace, the birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots. Then, the next stop is at the famous Doune Castle (Castle Leoch). This castle has been used for many film sets and is one of the best-preserved medieval castles in Scotland. After, the tour will take you to Fife, one of the remaining ancient Kingdoms of Scotland. In Fife, visit Culross, a quaint village along the Firth of Forth. You will recognise it as Cranesmuir in Outlander.
In the afternoon, step back in time to 1940s’ Inverness in the series. Enjoy a leisurely stroll through Falkland. Step back in time and admire the scenic town with its centuries-old streets and pretty buildings. Who knows you might see Jamie’s ghost wandering around the square! Before heading back to Edinburgh, your final stop is at Midhope Castle, Jamie’s peaceful home Lallybroch. Standing in front of this ruin castle, dating back to the 15th century, will for sure bring tears of joy and lots of excitement. The Outlander day tour is a perfect way to explore some of Scotland’s most historic sights.
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: Midhope Castle and Blackness Castle will be closed on 25 September and 2 October 2022 due to filming. There will be an alternative itinerary on these days.
From Edinburgh, you will head to Linlithgow Palace. Explore the magnificent ruins of the birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots. Several monarchs were born in this royal palace that is conveniently located between Edinburgh Castle and Stirling Castle. From the highest tower, you can enjoy stunning views and admire the peaceful gardens and grounds. The Palace was used as Wentworth Prison in Outlander.
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.
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.
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