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4-Day Outlander Trail From Edinburgh

Product ID: 141558
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Relive the tragic battles, death-defying escapes, and sentimental moments of Outlander. You’ll visit towns that are virtually unchanged since the 16th Century. Wander through ancient battlefields and visit some of Scotland’s most hidden-away castles.
About this activity
Duration 4 days
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
English
Cancellation policy
Cancel up to 14 days in advance for a full refund

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Experience

Highlights
  • Follow the epic journey of Outlander with fans from around the world
  • Visit Doune Castle, one of the most filmed castles in Scotland
  • Admire lochs, mountains, and pine forests at Glen Affric
  • Wander the streets of Culross, a town virtually unchanged since the 16th Century
  • Walk the battlefield at Culloden and get a sense of the tragic history that once unfolded here
Full description
Leave Edinburgh and begin following the trail of the best-known film locations featured in the Outlander TV Series. Your first stop is the charming village of Culross. You continue to the small town of Falkland to relive the first scenes of the show, where Falkland substitutes for 1940s Inverness. In the early afternoon you stop at the Newtonmore Highland Folk Museum, which houses replicas of 18th century turf-roofed Highland crofts. These were used as a setting in the first episode of the show. You then pass Aviemore, where you may recognise the stunning hilly and wooded area of Tulloch Ghru. You arrive in Inverness later that afternoon, which will be your base for the next two nights.

The next day starts by visiting the majestic Glen Affric. Lochs, mountains and pine forests: this is one of Scotland’s most glorious glens. In the afternoon you visit Culloden, which plays an important role in Scottish history and the Outlander books. It’s at the Culloden Battlefield where Claire and Jamie said their tearful goodbyes, before Jamie joined the Jacobite army to fight for the Stuarts. You have the opportunity to explore the visitor center and site, and pay tribute to those who lost their lives at the last battle fought on British soil. You then take a short drive to the ancient standing stones at Clava Cairns.

Take a short drive the next morning to Beauly, the site of Beauly Priory and the tomb of Lord Lovat in the heart of Clan Fraser lands. From here you continue to Castle Leod, “home of the Clan MacKenzie”, where you can enjoy a relaxing walk while your guide tells you some of the history of the clan and castle. In the afternoon, you have the opportunity to sample ‘The Water of Life’ with a whisky distillery tour and tasting. There might even be time to look out for the Waterhorse at Loch Garve! You then continue along the entire length of Loch Ness before arriving in Fort William for an overnight stop.

On the last day, you travel to Glenfinnan and visit the monument which commemorates the beginning of the last Jacobite rising. It stands framed by typically spectacular Highland scenery at the head of Loch Shiel. You continue through magnificent Glencoe and cross the rugged Trossachs area and onto Doune Castle.
Includes
  • 3 nights accommodation with breakfast
  • Transportation by top of the range 16-seat Mercedes mini-coach
  • Story telling from a professional driver-guide
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)

When you get there

Meeting point

Edinburgh Bus Station, Gate J and Gate K, St Andrew Square, Edinburgh, EH1 3DQ.

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Know before you go
Unfortunately, only passengers over 18 years old can be taken on this tour.
Waterproof clothing and comfortable shoes are recommended.

You're restricted to 14kg (31lbs) of luggage per person. This should be one piece of luggage similar to an airline carry-on bag (approximately 55cm x 45cm x 25cm / 22in x 17in x 10in) plus a small bag for onboard personal items.