Outlander Film Locations - 1 day tour
Outlander Film Locations Tour
One day tour
Visit the grounds of imposing Doune Castle (Castle Leoch), a fascinating and well preserved medieval stronghold, before touring through the ancient Kingdom of Fife to see some of the most recognisable locations used in the filming of Outlander.
Doune Castle - visit the grounds of 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
Blackness Castle - check out the location where Jamie received his lashes from Captain 'Black' Jack Randall
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 to our first stop at Midhope Castle, the setting for Lallybroch, the home of Jamie Fraser.
Next, we head westwards to Linlithgow Palace, the location for Inverness Prison in the TV series, then make for Stirling, where we’ll get a good view of its impressive Castle and the National Wallace Monument atop Abbey Craig.
Soon, we reach the 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.
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.
After our lunch stop, we head to 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 palace and, in the grounds, the oldest tennis court in Britain!
Our final visit of the day will be at 15th Century Blackness Castle. This coastal fortress was a prison and garrison. In Outlander, it played the role of Captain 'Black' Jack Randall’s Fort Willliam headquarters.
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 when 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.
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 16 and 33 passengers, however at times of peak demand 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
Edinburgh Bus Station
26 Elder Street
From Monday, 05 February 2024
this tour will depart from:
60 High Street
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.
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.
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.