The Scottish Highlands


Scotland’s history and scenic beauty were the inspiration for American author Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series of novels.

The resulting TV series now features many of the Scottish locations mentioned in the books.

Others double for their fictional versions. Follow in Claire and Jamie’s time-travelling footsteps on our Outlander tours.

Things to See...

Outlander - Culross (Cranesmuir)

Cranesmuir (Culross)

The historic Fife village of Culross doubles as the fictional Cranesmuir in Outlander. Culross is one of Scotland’s most picturesque villages, looking much today as it did in the 16th century.

Castle Leoch (Doune Castle)

Outlander Doune Castle
Doune Castle is a 14th-century courtyard castle which poses as Castle Leoch in Outlander. You may also recognise Doune from its role in Monty Python and the Holy Grail and the pilot for Game of Thrones.

Highland Folk Museum

Outlander highland folk muse
The museum recreates Scottish Highland daily and working life from the 1700s to the 1950s. The Highland Township has been used as a filming location for Outlander.

Tours that visit Outlander

Discover some of the film locations and story inspirations behind the TV hit on a one-day tour of Outlander highlights.

Multi - day tours offer a more in-depth set - jetting tour for firm fans of the Outlander series.

1 Day Tour Edinburgh City Tour
Edinburgh City Tour
from Edinburgh

See the highlights of Edinburgh from a different viewpoint - the top deck of an open-top double decker bus.

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11 Day Tour Scenic Britain
Scenic Britain
from London

This leisurely tour from London to Edinburgh focuses on the delights of Cornwall, scenic North Wales and the beauty of the Lake District.

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1 Day Tour Edinburgh by Train
Edinburgh by Train
from London

Want to visit Edinburgh for a day during your stay in London? This convenient tour package is just for you!

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3 Day Tour Edinburgh, Loch Ness and the Highlands
Edinburgh, Loch Ness and the Highlands
from London

Leave London behind to get a taste of historic Edinburgh and experience the natural beauty of the Scottish Highlands.

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4 Day Tour Edinburgh, Skye and the Highlands
Edinburgh, Skye and the Highlands
from London

Travel directly from London to visit Edinburgh, Scotland’s historic Capital City then tour through the Highlands to see Glen Coe, Loch Ness and the amazing Isle of Skye.

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5 Day Tour Edinburgh, Skye and the Far North
Edinburgh, Skye and the Far North
from London

On this short break from London discover elegant Edinburgh then head to the Highlands to explore the Isle of Skye and the Northern Highlands.

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8 Day Tour England and Scotland Heritage
England and Scotland Heritage
from London

Experience the highlights of Britain and enjoy great value on this fabulous tour

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8 Day Tour Amazing Britain
Amazing Britain
from London

Capture the heritage of Britain, explore celebrated cities and venture into the heart of the Scottish Highlands.

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