1. United Kingdom
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  3. Edinburgh
  4. Doune Castle

From Edinburgh: Full-Day "Outlander" Explorer Tour

Product ID: 121236
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Join this unique tour to walk in the footsteps of Jamie and Claire from the hit series Outlander. You will be accompanied by a local Scottish guide who will entertain you with the history and stories of each location.
About this activity
Duration: 9 hours
Starting time 8:30 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit Doune Castle used as Castle Leoch and Culross starring as Cranesmuir
  • See the Falkland setting for 1940’s Inverness and Midhope Castle, the real life Lallybroch
  • Learn about the history and legends of each location in its own right
  • Visit Linlithgow Palace, used as Wentworth Prison
Full description
Departing Edinburgh at 08:45 AM, you will be taken on a journey to some of the most famous locations from the hit series such as Doune Castle, the seat of Clan MacKenzie and the historic Linlithgow Palace. 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.

Leave the capital behind and drive west, view Linlithgow Palace before stopping at Doune Castle, also known as Castle Leoch. You’ll have time to explore this historic castle, which was also featured as Winterfell in Game of Thrones and in Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Next, your journey will take you to the Kingdom of Fife, an area of great historical importance. Make a stop in Culross, where Claire was accused of witchcraft in the village of Cranesmuir. This is the most complete example of a 17th and 18th-century burgh in Scotland today.

Your lunch stop will be in the village of Falkland, which was used for filming 1940’s Inverness. With over 28 listed buildings, it gives a good representation of this period. Your final stop is at Midhope Castle, the real-life Lallybroch. Arrive back in Edinburgh at 5:30 PM.
Includes
  • Expert local guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned midi coach
  • Souvenir map
What’s Not Included
  • Attraction entry fees
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Gratuities (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 5 years

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

60 High Street, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH1 1TB.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
Know before you go
• Travel insurance is recommended
• Please be advised that children under 5 years old may not take part in the tour, while anyone under 17 years must be accompanied by an adult
• Please note that there may be dates throughout the year where Midhope Castle is closed for estate activity and filming
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 100 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.8 / 5
  • Organization
    4.9 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.6 / 5
  • Safety
    4.9 / 5
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Yvonne was an excellent guide and a wonderful driver. Fortunately for us it was a small tour group so we had a lot of personal attention. Yvonne was very knowledgable about the sites, history and the Outlander series which made everyone very happy. Thank you for the great experience. Love Scotland!!!

November 4, 2019

I was a bit concerned at first, that the trip would be a nerdy Outlander fan-only tour but was very positively surprised, as it turned out to be a very informative tour to beautiful places in the Scottish countryside. Our guide/driver Caitlin provided us with a lot of insight into not only Scottish history but also into the main myths and tales so present in every day life. As it turns out most of the locations the series was shot were landmark sights even before the TV production team arrived. Would definitely recommend.

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September 1, 2019

Great tour, great guide, unfortunately no guide on site

Had a great day tour. Our guide Fiona was fantastic, very informative but at the same time with a great sense of humor. You have 30-75 minutes at the individual stations, which is usually more than sufficient. The only deduction, the guide remains permanently on the bus. That means you get information on the trip, but not directly on site

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August 2, 2019

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Highland Explorer Tours

Product ID: 121236