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  2. Scotland
  3. Stirling
  4. Doune Castle

Outlander Adventure 1-Day Tour from Glasgow

Product ID: 204445
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Visit three castles and a well-preserved village on this adventure through the sights and stories of Outlander. From the comfort of a mini coach and with an experienced guide see some of the main highlights of the Outlander TV series.
About this activity
Duration 9 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Cancellation policy
Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

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Experience

Highlights
  • Witness the famous Doune Castle
  • Visit beautiful Falkland and explore the setting for 1940's Inverness (from April 1, 2020)
  • See some of Outlander's most famous locations
  • Marvel at the spectacular Midhope Castle
  • Take a trip to Blackness Castle
Full description
The tour leaves Glasgow and begins following the trail of the best-known film locations featured in the Outlander TV Series. You journey past Stirling Castle and the Wallace Monument to Doune Castle, or as it’s called in Outlander, Castle Leoch. This formidable building gives you an insight into the living conditions of a Scottish earl in the 14th-century. You can also listen to an excellent audio guide about how this castle was used as a filming location for Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

Heading north, your next stop is the small town of Falkland to relive the first scenes of the show, where Falkland substitutes 1940’s Inverness. See if you can recognize the familiar sights such as Mrs. Baird’s Guesthouses and the Bruce Fountain. Please note, however, that between October 1, 2019-March 31, 2020, the tour will not be stopping at Falkland Palace.

Next is the charming village of Culross. In Outlander Culross posed as the fictional village of Cranesmuir and the home of Geillis Duncan and her ill-fated husband, Arthur. Exploring the town’s cobbled streets is like taking a step back in time. Look carefully and you may even find Claire’s herb garden behind the impressive, historic Culross Palace.

Midhope Castle is your next highlight. Unfortunately, visitors are unable to go inside the castle, but Jamie’s lovely Lallybroch home is still an essential photo opportunity for any fan of the show. You then travel the short distance to Blackness Castle. It’s an impressive castle that’s known as the ‘ship that never sailed’ because it resembles a giant stone boat. You have time to walk along the ramparts and explore the fictional headquarters of Jack Randall.

Your final stop of the day is Linlithgow Palace. Here you have time to enjoy beautiful views to the Forth bridges, walk by the loch, and explore the ruins of Mary Queen of Scots’ birthplace. And if you’re feeling brave, you can visit the spot where that gruesome Outlander scene took place. From here it’s a short drive back to Glasgow where you'll arrive around 6:30 PM for an evening of rest after a day of adventure.
Includes
  • Transportation by 16-seat Mercedes mini-coach
  • Services of an experienced driver/guide
What’s Not Included
  • Admission to attractions
  • Meals and refreshments
  • Gratuities (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 5 years

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Parish Hall, 266 George Street, Glasgow, G1 1QX

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Important information
Know before you go
• Minimum age to participate is 5 years
• You're restricted to 14 kilograms (31lbs) of luggage per person on the tours. 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.
• This small-group tour has a maximum of 16 participants.
• With time off the bus, you'll have the opportunity to take nature walks so wear suitable clothing and footwear
• Please note that Blackness Castle is closed on Thursdays.
• Between October 1, 2019-March 31, 2020, the tour will not be stopping at Falkland Palace.
• Please note that Midhope Castle will be closed on the following date. Visits or photo stops will not be possible: November 5, 2019, November 13, 2019, November 19, 2019, November 30, 2019, December 3, 2019, December 14, 2019.
• From January 1, 2020, to April 12, 2020, the tour will not visit Midhope Castle. Instead, the tour will spend more time at each stop.
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.8 / 5
based on 38 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.9/5
Organization
4.9/5
Value for money
4.7/5
Safety
4.9/5

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Rabbie's Small Group Tours

Product ID: 204445