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From Edinburgh: Outlander, Palaces and Jacobites Tour

Product ID: 88751
Spend the day exploring the sets of the TV series "Outlander" on a full-day tour from Edinburgh. See the former residence of the Scottish monarchs at Linlithgow Palace, the 15th-century fortress of Blackness Castle and explore the Royal Burgh of Culross.
About this activity
Duration: 9 hours
Starting time 8:30 AM
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  • See the real life sets from the TV series "Outlander"
  • Visit Linlithgow Palace in the Royal Burgh of Linlithgow
  • Tour Doune Castle, home of the Clan MacKenzie
  • Explore the tiny village of Culross
Full description
Depart Edinburgh and journey northwest to Midhope Castle (April 1 to September 24), site of Lallybroch Castle in the time travel TV series "Outlander." Head to the 15th-century fortress, Blackness Castle, which was used as the headquarters of Black Jack Randall in "Outlander." Home to the Crichton family, its mighty fortifications on the shores of the Firth of Forth make it look like a "ship that never sailed." Explore its magnificent walls and enjoy breathtaking views.

Next, stop in the Royal Burgh of Linlithgow and visit Linlithgow Palace (Wentworth Prison in "Outlander"), originally a royal retreat between Edinburgh and Stirling Castle. Continue to the 14th-century country pile of Callandar House, where ties to Rome's northern frontier in Europe at the Antonine Wall have been traced. Following in the footsteps of Claire and Jamie, this Outlander tour continues to Doune Castle, the home of Outlanders' Clan MacKenzie. The tour stops here to explore the castle and pause for some photos in the atmospheric surroundings before going to Blackness Castle.

Move on to the Royal Burgh of Culross to discover a tiny village nestled on the coast of Fife. Arguably the best example of a 17th-century Scottish village, the gardens at Culross were featured in "Outlander" as Claire's herb garden, as was the mercat cross (market cross) from Cranesmuir Village. Saunter along the cobblestone streets and see the quaint Biscuit Café before stopping for photos at Tuilyies Standing Stones (time permitting).

Next, go to the grand stately home of Hopetoun House, surrounded by a deer park and nature trails. The beautiful 17th-century building was the setting for the home of the Duke of Sandringham in "Outlander" and you can choose to tour the house or explore its grounds before heading back to Edinburgh.
  • Knowledgeable driver/guide
  • Transportation by luxury, modern air-conditioned coach
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance to attractions
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Children under 5 years

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Meeting point

Meet outside the green Ensign Ewart pub, 521-523 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2PE.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
• Children under 5 years old are not permitted on this tour
• Tour runs with a summer and winter itinerary. Hopetoun House and Midhope Castle only available April-September departures. Doune Castle available October-March departures.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 230 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.7 / 5
  • Organization
    4.7 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.6 / 5
  • Safety
    4.9 / 5
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Had a great day but would recommend going during the summer as Hopetoun House and Midhope Castle were closed so we missed those stops. Our guide Neal was fantastic though and very patient with answering a lot of historical questions. My boyfriend got a lot out of the tour despite having never seen Outlander. Neal happily took the back way to Doune Castle so that we could stop at the Stirling Memorial for my boyfriend who’s interested in the SAS.

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January 11, 2020

Absolutely Great, amazing, unexpected

Our tourguide Paul was absolutely fantastic. He Not only talked about the past, he was living history and I enjoyed a lot. And, a Special thanks to him I do understand the Scottish History much better. As I am Great admirer of Outlander Movie I have loved to See the places which are shown in the Movie. I Highlight recommend this Trip!

September 22, 2019

Historically enlightening and so much fun!!!

Our guide Conner was absolutely amazing! We thoroughly enjoyed his company and were sad to end the day and have to say good-bye. The combination of his knowledge of facts/history and humour were delightful and added so much more to the experience then what we had expected for the day. I would recommend this tour and Conner as the host to everyone!

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September 1, 2019

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Product ID: 88751