Outlander Film Locations Tour
One day tour
Explore imposing Doune Castle (Castle Leoch), a fascinating and well preserved medieval stronghold, before you tour through the ancient Kingdom of Fife to visit some of the most recognisable locations used in the filming of Outlander.
Price range: £44 - £47
Doune Castle - visit the real Castle Leoch, the seat of Clan Mackenzie
Culross - explore the fictional village of Cranesmuir
Falkland - discover this delightful village which stands in for 1940s Inverness
Midhope Castle - see the real life Lallybroch, the home of Jamie Fraser
Dysart - check-out the harbour of this lovely coastal village used as setting for the port of Le Havre
Linlithgow Palace - pass by the birthplace of Mary, Queen of Scots, used as the location of Wentworth Prison in the series
Movie locations - Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Game of Thrones (TV) and Under the Skin
Full Tour Itinerary
We leave Edinburgh and head westwards passing Linlithgow Palace, location for Inverness Prison in the TV series. At Stirling we’ll get a good view of its impressive Castle and the National Wallace Monument situated atop Abbey Craig.
Soon we reach the little village of Doune to visit Doune Castle which is situated overlooking the River Teith. This is one of Scotland’s best preserved medieval castles and it was used as a setting for Castle Leoch in Outlander. You’ll have time to discover this historic stronghold which also featured as Winterfell in Game of Thrones and had a starring role in Monty Python’s Holy Grail.
Our tour continues into the Kingdom of Fife, a region of great historical significance and the ancestral stronghold of the Scottish monarchs. We make a visit to Culross, where Claire was accused of witchcraft in the village of ‘Cranesmuir’. This attractive village is the most complete example of a 17th and 18th-century town in Scotland today.
Our lunch stop will be in the village of Falkland, used for filming 1940’s Inverness. This historic village was the country seat of the Stuart Monarchs in the 17th Century. Look out for its impressive castle and, in the grounds, the oldest tennis court in Britain!
Our journey continues to another two Outlander sites, Dysart Harbour used as the French port of Le Havre and our final stop at Midhope Castle*, the setting for Lallybroch. It is a short drive into the centre of Edinburgh and the end of our tour.
Please note that there are dates throughout the year where Midhope Castle is closed for estate activity and filming.
Frequently Asked Questions
What can I expect on this Signature Day Tour?
Travelling on a Signature one-day tour is a great way to discover the best of Scotland from your city centre base of Edinburgh, Glasgow or Inverness. During your day of discovery we’ll introduce you to many aspects of our country: spectacular scenery, history, folklore, nature and much, much more. Luxury travel is provided by air-conditioned mini or midi coaches and each tour is led by an experienced driver/guide who will provide a live commentary in English. There are stops planned at the key sights as well as for meals and comfort breaks. Please note that tours to some destinations, particularly to Loch Ness, can be faster paced so the number and duration of stops may be limited.
Can you tell me more about the optional extras on this tour?
To give you complete choice admission fees are not included in the cost of this tour. The tour itinerary has been carefully designed to provide sufficient time for you to visit these attractions:
If you click on the links above they will provide you with more information on each attraction including current admission prices. In some cases a special discount is offered to tour passengers, your driver/guide will provide details if this applies.
Please note that credit/debit cards are not always accepted so it is recommended that you carry sufficient cash with you should you want to make a visit.
Will there be a tour commentary?
Each tour is led by an experienced driver/guide who will provide an informative and entertaining commentary in English. They are Outlander enthusiasts too so as well as discovering more about the history and nature of the landscape that surrounds you they’ll point out the locations that helped fire Diana Gabaldon’s imagination.
Where does my tour depart from and return to?
Our tours depart from a central location in Edinburgh’s famous Royal Mile/High Street which is easily reached by public transport. Full information on the departure time and place of your tour will be shown on your tour confirmation.
How many people will be in the group?
The group size is normally between 29 and 33 passengers. On the Original Loch Ness Tour and at times of peak demand (such as on public holidays) larger coaches may be used.
- Transportation by luxury air-conditioned mini/midicoach
- Live commentary in English
- Services of an experienced driver/guide
- Service charges and taxes
- Admission charges
- Meals, snacks or items of a personal nature
- Gratuity to your driver/guide
From 60 High Street
Edinburgh EH1 1TB
Check-in: 08:30 hrs
Tour Departs: 08:45 hrs
Tour Returns: 17:30 hrs
Concession discount applies to adults aged 60 years and above; students and children aged 5 to 16 years inclusive.
We’re really sorry but children aged under 5 years cannot travel on this tour.
Photo-ID may be requested to confirm discount entitlement.
In order to give you maximum flexibility admission fees are not included in the cost of this tour.
Please see the FAQ section for more information on this tour.