Outlander & The Jacobite Legends Explorer

3 DAYS

Trip Info


Adult
from$589
Concession
from$569

 

This tour is perfect for those die-hard fans looking for the ultimate Outlander experience.

Visiting the locations that inspired the smash hit book by Diana Gabaldon and were used in the filming of the TV programme Outlander that followed. Your Guide will take you on a journey to some of the most iconic film sites as well as tell you stories of the famous Jacobite rebellion and other key historic battles.

This trip unites the history and legends of each location in its own right as well as explores much of the Scottish Highlands such as Glencoe, Loch Ness and some of the TV series most famous sights like Doune Castle and Culloden Battlefield.

Highlights

  • Doune Castle used as Castle Leoch
  • Clava Cairns - Inspiration for Craig Na Dun
  • Midhope Castle – The real-life Lallybroch
  • Falkland, setting for 1940’s Inverness
  • Culloden Battlefield
  • Loch Ness
  • Glencoe
  • Highland Folk Museum (the Mackenzie Village)

Inclusions

  • Local Scottish Guide
  • 3* B&B Accommodation
  • Doune Castle
  • Culloden Battlefield
  • Souvenir map

Explore More

  • Culloden Visitor Centre
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Itinerary


 

DAY 1: Edinburgh to Inverness

We leave Edinburgh with stunning views of the Forth Bridge and enter the Highlands through Perthshire, a land of forests, rivers and mountains. Our first stop is Midhope Castle*, the real-life Lallybroch and family home Jamie Fraser in Outlander. We continue to the former royal burgh of Culross that was used as the village of Cranesmuir where Claire was accused of witchcraft. We then head to Falkland, setting for 1940’s Inverness in the show, before passing two of the most significant Jacobite battle sites, Killiecrankie and Dunkeld and hear all about their importance. Continuing further north into the Cairngorms National Park, we stop at the Highland Folk Museum (the Mackenzie village) in Newtonmore for lunch and learn more about the Jacobites and the Redcoats. We spend the night in Inverness, the capital of the Highlands.

* Please note that there are dates throughout the year where Midhope Castle is closed for estate activity and filming.

 

DAY 2: Inverness

Our first stop is ancient Clava Cairns where Diana Gabaldon found inspiration for 'Craig Na Dun'; the standing stones where Claire was transported back to 1743. We visit the famous Culloden Battlefield where Bonnie Prince Charlie led his Jacobite army to their defeat and have lunch in the heart of Fraser country in the small town of Beauly. Hear tales of the Wardlaw Mausoleum, burial place of the real-life ‘Red Fox’ (Jamie Fraser’s grandfather in the books), before we head to ‘Clootie Well’, site of ancient Celtic Pilgrimage mentioned in Drums of Autumn. We will spend the second night back in Inverness.

 

DAY 3: Inverness to Edinburgh

A trip into the Highlands wouldn't be complete without a search for Scotland's infamous monster, Nessie. We stop for a photo at Urquhart Castle on the banks of Loch Ness, before taking the stunning drive down the Great Glen and visit the Highland town of Fort William.

Our journey south takes us through the breathtaking scenery of Glencoe and Rannoch Moor where we hear about the Massacre of Glencoe and pass through the real-life Outlander sets. We travel through Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park before our final stop, Doune Castle ‘Castle Leoch’ in the series, regarded as one of Scotland’s best preserved medieval castles. We arrive back in Edinburgh early evening.

 

EXPLORE MORE

Culloden Visitor Centre (Optional, pay locally)

The ominous name which to Claire means the Jacobites’ defeat and the end of the Highland life as Jamie know it. On 16th April 1746, Culloden was the site of the last pitched battle fought on the British mainland. Through an interpretive exhibition and a visit to the battlefield itself, you can learn why this hour-long conflict changed Highland life and world history forever. With ongoing archaeological research and fresh historical interpretations, the story is far from over…

 

Tour Map

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Mon
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Full

Limited Seats

Departure


Edinburgh

The Royal Mile
60 High Street
Edinburgh
Scotland
EH1 1TB

Departure Time

Please check in at 08.30am for tour departure at 08.45am.

Return Time

The tour returns at 5.30pm.

Accommodation


Accommodation Included

We book your accommodation and drop you off at the door to your 3* Bed & Breakfast (B&B) / Guest House.

In most cases you are staying with a family who let out rooms in their home to visitors. B&Bs are renowned for being warm and friendly and many people feel that they offer a more authentic way to experience Scotland. These are generally located within one mile of the centre of town, although during peak season, this distance may be slightly further. Most offer a traditional Scottish cooked breakfast.

 

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