Outlaw King Explorer
One day tour
Immerse yourself in rebellion, victory and betrayal as we forge a trail through Scotland’s bloody wars of independence. Close your eyes and breathe in centuries of historical drama as we explore Linlithgow Palace, Bannockburn, the Wallace Monument and Dunfermline Abbey. Come face-to-face with Scotland’s most defiant rebels and freedom fighters – and learn the truth about the men behind the legends.
Price range: £41-£49
Linlithgow Palace - explore the historic birthplace of Mary, Queen of Scots
Bannockburn - walk in the footsteps of the great warrior King at the site of his most famous victory
Wallace Monument - enjoy the panoramic views and learn the story of the real “Braveheart”
Stirling - see the impressive castle overlooking the old town
Dunfermline Abbey - discover the final resting place of King Robert the Bruce
Forth Bridges - view the engineering marvels that span a century
Movie locations - Outlander, Outlaw King and Macbeth
Full Tour Itinerary
First stop on our epic quest is majestic Linlithgow Palace, birthplace of Mary, Queen of Scots. Once the home of Scottish royalty, and now instantly recognisable to fans of Outlaw King and Outlander, its imposing stonework still echoes with 600 years of history.
After exploring its romantic ruins, we turn north to Scotland’s most famous battlefield – Bannockburn. Plant your feet on the same blood-soaked soil as Robert the Bruce and learn how his band of medieval heroes sent Edward II and his English army homewards to think again in 1314.
More history and heroes await at the nearby Wallace Monument, a towering stone memorial to Robert’s predecessor as Guardian of Scotland, real-life Braveheart William Wallace. Discover the truth about his famous life – and gruesome execution – and marvel at his fearsome 1.7m tall broadsword.
Our adventure continues as we return east, hugging the banks of the River Forth to Robert’s final resting place, Dunfermline. Marvel at the royal buildings and elaborate carvings dating back 1,000 years and visit the abbey, where Robert and other monarchs lie for eternity.
After paying our respects, our day ends as we return to Edinburgh across the Firth of Forth, complete with stunning views of another Scottish icon – the Forth Bridge.
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 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.
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.
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. You’ll hear tales of the Clans, bloody battles and the famous characters that have shaped the history of Scotland. You will learn too of the landscape that surrounds you and of the nature that makes Scotland so special. Be ready to have a laugh as well - you’re bound to be told some really corny jokes!
What features will the coach have?
You will usually travel in a modern eco-friendly touring coach which is equipped with air-conditioning, comfortable reclining seats, large picture windows and seat belts.
- Transport 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: 08:15 hrs
Tour Departs: 08:30 hrs
Tour Returns: 17:30 hrs
Concession discounts apply to adults aged 60 years and above; students and children aged 5 to 15 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.