Outlander Adventure with local pick-up - 1 day tour
The Outlander Experience
One day tour
On this amazing tour, you’ll have the chance to visit many of the settings used in filming the hugely popular Outlander TV series. Stroll through historic villages and explore ancient castles whose real-life stories inspired Diana Gabaldon’s epic books. This tour is a must for Outlander fans!
Midhope Castle - see the real Lallybroch Castle
Blackness Castle - visit the menacing headquarters of Black Jack Randall
Linlithgow Palace - explore the impressive setting for Wentworth Prison
Culross - enjoy free time to explore Cranesmuir Village and see Claire’s herb garden
Falkland - discover this historic village that played the part of Inverness
South Queensferry - stop to take in the stunning views of the Firth of Forth
Movie locations - Outlander, Outlaw King and The 39 Steps
Full Tour Itinerary
Leaving the city behind, we make the short drive to the Hopetoun Estate, where we stop to view Midhope Castle, which dates from the 15th Century. This impressive Tower House is the filming location of Lallybroch, the family home of Jamie Fraser.
After time for photographs, we move upstream to visit Blackness Castle, which stands overlooking the Firth of Forth. This 15th-century castle was the home of the Crichton Family. Its impressive walls resemble a ship, so it was often known as “the ship that never sailed”. Fans will find it familiar as the setting for the Fort William headquarters of Black Jack Randall.
Linlithgow Palace is the location of Wentworth Prison, where Jamie was imprisoned. In real life, it was once a Royal residence and was the birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots. We’ll make an extended stop here so you can explore this historic town and enjoy time for refreshments.
Next, we make our way to the quaint little town of Culross, which is the location of Cranesmuir. On our visit, it doesn’t take much imagination to relive 16th and 17th Century life as we walk amid the old buildings and cobbled streets of this Royal burgh on the banks of the River Forth.
From Culross, we travel further into the ancient Kingdom of Fife to visit Falkland. This delightful village was used as the filming location for Inverness. Look out for the Covenanter Hotel, which played the part of Mrs Baird’s B&B.
The Tyndall Bruce Fountain in the High Street was used in the scene where the ghost of Jamie appears when Claire is brushing her hair while staying at Mrs Baird’s.
Falkland reappeared as Inverness in Season 2. This time, the setting was the 1960s.
The last stop of the day is in the town of South Queensferry, where we stop to enjoy the views of the Firth of Forth and the three bridges that span the estuary, including the mighty Forth Bridge, which opened in 1890 and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
A short drive brings us back to central Edinburgh.
Frequently Asked Questions
How does the local pick-up service work?
This tour offers up to 18 convenient pick-up points throughout central Edinburgh. You can select your nearest departure location from the list during the booking process. Your selected departure point and the pick-up time will appear on the tour voucher.
Please ensure you are at the pick-up location at least 5 minutes before the advertised departure time, as coaches can’t wait for latecomers.
At the end of the tour, there will be several drop-off points. Your driver-guide will advise the most convenient, depending on your after-tour plans.
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.
Can you tell me more about the optional extras on this tour?
The tour fare includes transportation by luxury mini or midicoach and the services of a professional driver/guide. Admission to the attractions featured on this tour is optional so you can choose to visit or not depending on your interests. The tour itinerary will allow time for you to enjoy visits to:
The links above will give you more information on these attractions as well as current admission prices. On some tours discounted prices are available to tour passengers - your driver/guide will provide more information if this applies. Not all attractions accept payment by credit or debit card so you should carry sufficient cash should you be planning 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.
How do I pay for my tour?
You can pay for your tour by Visa, Mastercard or American Express.
- 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
Local pick-up: 08:20 - 09:00 hrs
convenient locations throughout Edinburgh City Centre
Tour Departs: hrs
Tour Returns: hrs
Concession discounts apply to adults aged 60 years and above; students and children aged 6 to 15 years inclusive.
We’re really sorry but children aged under 6 years cannot travel on this tour.
Photo-ID may be requested to confirm discount entitlement.
Book by paying a 20% deposit. Make date changes or get a full refund with 48 hours notice before travel. Click here for more information.
A courtesy pick-up serves convenient locations throughout Edinburgh City Centre. Please select your tour pick-up point at time of booking.
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.
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