Outlander

PERSONALISED OUTLANDER DAY TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Midhope Castle
  • Blackness Castle
  • Linlithgow Palace
  • Doune Castle
  • Culross
  • Dysart Harbour

TOUR DESCRIPTION

The perfect trip for all Outlander fans. Scotland is famous for it's scenery and castles, so no wonder Outlander used Scotland as a filming backdrop. Today we will visit some of the locations used throughout the three seasons and we will see some of Scotland's other landmarks.  Departing Edinburgh, we drive the short distance to marvel at the engineering of the three bridge crossings at South Queensferry. The picturesque town obtained its name from the ferry crossing over the Forth during the reign of Queen Margaret in the 11th century.  The town has a charming cobbled main street with independent and boutique shops and provides an ideal setting for photographs of the river. The Forth Bridge is one of Scotland's UNESCO world heritage sites.

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Midhope Castle, Lallybroch.

Our next stop is Lallybroch (Midhope Castle). In the Outlander, the castle is home of the Fraser family, unfortunately there is no access to the insides, however, there is no doubt that by visiting, the external facade will bring memories of Outlander to life.  A short drive away is Blackness Castle, the location featured as Fort William in the show. You will have time to explore the Castle which is a formidable fortress and is also known as the ship that never sailed due to its prominent position on the River Forth. While at Blackness Castle, you can climb up the Castle's walls to get views along the River Forth.

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Doune Castle, Castle Leoch in the series

Linlithgow Palace is a short drive away, the Palace represented Wentworth Prison during the first season, where Jamie was tortured by Jack Randall. Upon entry, you'll be able to walk around the corridors of the ruined palace and see the courtyard. In addition to being used as Wentworth Palace, Linlithgow was an old royal palace where Mary Queen of Scots was born in 1542. After visiting the palace, time will be made available to take lunch in Linlithgow.

Next stop is Castle Leoch (Doune Castle), the impressive 100ft gatehouse dominates the approach to the castle which home to Colum MacKenzie and his clan in the 18th century episodes. You will have time to explore the Castle with its great hall.

On the drive to our next location of Culross, you'll get glimpses of Stirling Castle and the Wallace Monument. Culross Palace contains Claire's herb garden.  In addition to the Palace, the village represents the fictional village of Cranesmuir, where in the first series  Claire and Geillis share a passion in the healing qualities of plants and herbs.

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The village of Culross, Cranesmuir in the series

Travelling through the Kingdom of Fife, we will arrive in Falkland Palace. Outlander's opening scenes were filmed here representing the town of Inverness in the 1946.  The charming village of Falkland contains many locations featured, namely, The Covenanter Hotel depicting Mrs Baird's guesthouse, additionalyl there is the Bruce Fountain, where the ghost of Jamie looks up at Claire's room; Lomond Pharmacy which doubles as Campbell's Coffee Shop and more. While here we will also have time to visit Falkland Palace, where you can admire the Renaissance architecture, discover the oldest real tennis court in Britain. The Palace was once a favoured retreat of the royals.

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The majestic Falkland Palace

Our final stop of the day is Dysart Harbour on the coast. During the second season, the harbour doubled as the Port of Le Havre, where Claire and Jamie arrive at the start of the second season.

Our return to Edinburgh takes us over the newly built Queensferry Crossing.

There are lots of other filming locations scattered close to Edinburgh which we can potentially build into a bespoke tour, please let us know which ones you would like to visit.

Tour Itinerary 

Pick Up Time 09:00

Approximate Return Time 18:45

Other attractions that can be substituted -

  • Stirling Castle - extended visit
  • Callender House
  • Falkirk Wheel
  • The Kelpies
  • Deanston Whisky Distillery

Personalised Day Tours start at only £250 for two people.

In order to personalise this tour to meet your needs, we have suggested some alternative attractions that are in the same area as the above itinerary. Please contact us to discuss how we can meet your needs. Falkland Palace is only open between March to October, but we will still visit the town. Midhope Castle has limited open hours and days as it is part of a working farmland estate, therefore we will clarify visiting at the time of booking.

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The approach to Lallybroch, home the Jamie's family

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