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.
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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 Falkland, 1940’s Inverness in the show. We then make a visit to Tibbermore Church, scene of the witch trial from ‘The Devil’s Mark’ Outlander episode. We pass two of the most significant Jacobite battle sites, Killiecrankie and Dunkeld and hear all about their importance. Heading further North into the Cairngorms National Park, we stop at the Highland Folk Museum for lunch (the Mackenzie village) and learn more about the Jacobites and the Redcoats. We spend the night in the capital of the Highlands. (Overnight: Inverness)
First stop is 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. We lunch in the heart of Fraser country in the small town of Beauly. After a visit to Wardlaw Mausoleum, burial place of the real life ‘Red Fox’ (Jamie Fraser’s grandfather in the books), we head to ‘Clootie Well’, site of ancient Celtic Pilgrimage which Diana Gabaldon mentions in ‘Drums of Autumn’. We will spend the second night back in Inverness. (Overnight: Inverness)
A trip into the Highlands wouldn't be complete without a search for Scotland's infamous monster, Nessie. We stop for a quick photo at Urquhart Castle on the banks of Loch Ness. From here we take the stunning drive down the Great Glen with a stop at the Highland town of Fort William for lunch.
Our journey south takes in the breathtaking scenery of Glencoe and Rannoch Moor where we hear about the Massacre of Glencoe and pass through the real life Outlander sets. Our journey takes us 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.
Culloden Visitor Centre (Adult from £11 – pay locally)
The ominous name which to Claire means the Jacobites’ defeat and the end of the Highland life as Jamie knows 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…
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The Royal Mile
60 High Street
Please check in at 08:30am for tour departure at 08.45am.
The tour departs at 17:30.
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.