Outlander Explorer

DAY TOUR

Trip Info


Adult
from$85
Concession
from$80

Imagine walking in the footsteps of Jamie and Claire from Outlander, with a local Scottish guide regaling all the gruesome history and stories which inspired Diana Gabaldon. We take you on a journey to some of the most famous Outlander filming locations such as Midhope Castle, the real-life Lallybroch, Doune Castle, the seat of Clan MacKenzie and the impressive Blackness Castle, the setting for Fort William. Your guide will give you an insight into the history and stories of each location, making this the perfect trip for those looking for a quick Outlander fix.

 

Highlights

  • Doune Castle used as Castle Leoch*
  • Culross, the fictional village of Cranesmuir
  • Falkland, setting for 1940’s Inverness
  • Midhope Castle – the real-life Lallybroch*
  • Blackness Castle as Fort William
  • Small Group Tour - Maximum 16 Travellers

 
*Please note that there are dates throughout the year where Doune Castle and Midhope Castle are closed. Please visit the Itinerary tab for more info. Please check add-on availability at the time of booking or contact us for further details.

Inclusions

  • Passionate Local Guide
  • Foreign Language Audio Guides

Explore More

  • Doune Castle Entry (reserve at time of booking) 
  • Blackness Castle Entry (reserve at time of booking) 
  • Midhope Castle Entry (reserve at time of booking)

Full Refund

  • If cancelled more than 24 hours in advance

 

 

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"Yvonne was our tour guide for the Outlander tour and she was amazing! We had a great time; she not only made it fun, but was also very informative about Scottish history and its connection to the book and show. Highly recommend this tour! "

Milanka, July 2019

Itinerary


As we leave the capital we learn about the Old and New Town of Edinburgh while we head towards our first stop of the day, Midhope Castle* – the real-life Lallybroch and home of Jamie Fraser.

We then visit Doune Castle*, one of Scotland’s best preserved medieval castles and used as the filming location for Castle Leoch in Outlander. The castle is also featured as Winterfell in Game of Thrones and in Monty Python’s Holy Grail.

Our journey takes us on to the Kingdom of Fife, an area of great historical importance and the ancestral home of Scottish monarchs. We spend time for lunch in Culross, the fictional village of ‘Cranesmuir’ where Claire was accused of witchcraft. This charming village is the most complete example of a 17th and 18th century burgh in Scotland today.

After lunch we continue to the village of Falkland, used for filming 1940’s Inverness. With over 28 listed buildings it gives a good representation of this period. Our final Outlander filming location of the day is the impressive Blackness Castle, featured as Fort William in the series. The castle also treats us to awe-inspiring views of the iconic Forth Bridge, inscribed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. We arrive back in Edinburgh in the early evening.

*Castle Updates:

Doune Castle will be closed between the 27 May - 4 June 2024 (dates inclusive) due to commercial activity taking place, in which case we will visit Linlithgow Palace.

There are some instances when both Doune Castle and Midhope Castle are closed. In this case the following itinerary will come into effect:

  • Leave Edinburgh at 8:45am
  • View Linlithgow Palace
  • Visit Blackness Castle – Fort William 
  • Visit Callander House 
  • Visit Culross - the fictional village of Cranesmuir 
  • Visit Royal Burgh of Falkland – Inverness 
  • View Forth Bridges
  • Return to Edinburgh – 5.30pm

 

Please check add-on availability at the time of booking or contact us for further details.

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DOUNE CASTLE* aka Castle Leoch  (optional)

Known to the Outlander fans as Castle Leoch - the seat of Clan MacKenzie, Doune Castle is one of the best-preserved medieval strongholds in Scotland. Built in the 14th century, the castle has survived through the wars and rebellions of Scotland and has its own interesting history. The castle has also been featured in the Monty Python and the Holy Grail movie and more recently it featured as the setting for Winterfell in the pilot episode of Game of Thrones.

BLACKNESS CASTLE (optional)

Blackness Castle is an impressive 15th century fortress that resembles the shape of a ship, hence it’s nickname 'the ship that never sailed’. Outlander fans recognise the castle as the filming location for Fort William, home to Captain Jack Randall’s worst acts of violence.

MIDHOPE CASTLE* (optional)

Dating back to the 15th century and nestled amidst the lush green landscapes of the Hopetoun Estate, Midhope Castle is bound to captivate Outlander fans’ hearts. Used as the Outlander filming location for Lallybroch, Jamie Fraser’s ancestral home, its enchanting settings lets you relive your favourite moments from the show. 

 

*Please note that there are dates throughout the year where Doune Castle and Midhope Castle are closed. Please check add-on availability at the time of booking or contact us for further details.

 

 

 

 

Departure


Departure point

 

60 High Street (The Royal Mile)

Edinburgh

EH1 1TB

Scotland

 

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Departure Time

Check-in closes at 8.30am for tour departure at 8.45am.

We are unable to hold the bus or refund for any late arrivals. Please refer to your e-ticket for full departure details.

Return Time

Tour returns at 5.30pm.