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Outlander Adventure 1-Day Tour from Glasgow

Outlander Adventure 1-Day Tour from Glasgow

Activity provider: Rabbie's Small Group Tours
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From US$ 57.85 per person

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.

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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
English

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
  • Admission to attractions
  • Meals and refreshments
  • Gratuities (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 5 years
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Glasgow Buchanan Bus Station, Killermont Street, Glasgow, G2 3NW. Stance 23 - 32.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • The minimum age to participate is 5 years
  • Only 31 lbs of luggage per person is permitted; this should be one piece of luggage similar to an airline carry-on bag (22in x 17in x 10in), plus a small bag
  • This small-group tour has a maximum of 16 participants
  • With time off the bus, you'll be able to take nature walks, so wear suitable clothing and footwear
  • Please note that Blackness Castle is only available to visit from Sunday to Thursday
  • Due to ongoing maintenance work, we're currently unable to visit Doune Castle
  • Please note that Midhope Castle will be closed from 2nd May – 9th May (inclusive), 16th May – 27th May (inclusive), and 13th June – 20th June inclusive. During these dates, Midhope will be closed for the entire day
  • Partial Closure: 10th May – 15th May, 6th June – 12th June, 21st & 22nd June
  • During these dates, there is restricted access to Midhope Castle due to preparation for filming
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 81 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Safety
    4.9/5

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The tour was great from start to finish. Jenny was a fantastic and knowledgeable guide. The locations we visited were fantastic and we had adequate time to explore all of them. The small group size (12) was the perfect number for the tour. The weather was kind to us too. overall, a great day tour!

May 14, 2022

Booked with Rabbies tours- saw all the places we wanted and had a great day. It’s a full day but if you are a fan it is well worth the trip. Visited some iconic venues and had interesting insight from our guide as well as supplementary “real” historical information. The commentary was interspersed with music which created a nice accompaniment to the scenery and atmosphere.

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April 24, 2022

Great way to see some sites, especially if you are a fan of Outlander. Our guide Fraser was fun, knowledgeable, and made an effort to get to know each of us. It was a good mix of taking photos and exploring (lots of driving too but that comes with the territory!).

April 18, 2022

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