Journey back to the 18th century Scotland on this small group Outlander Tour that departs from Edinburgh. Based on The Outlander TV series which first aired in 2014 and was adapted from the seven historical multi-genre novels by Diana Gabaldon, the tour visits numerous iconic sites from all three series.
Although the literary locations are situated in the Scottish highlands, the filming locations that have been dramatized in the TV series are also located in Scotland and can be reached as part of a day long Outlander tour from the Scottish capital.
Visit Jamie and Claire’s homeland on the Outlander Tour and get the chance to see iconic sites from the first three Series from your very own expert.
Your local guide, fan of both the books & TV series, will discuss information from the Outlander TV series, show you how the books and reality differ and recall incredible tales of legend and local history that could come right out of the books.
Your first destination of the day will be the Highland village of Cranesmuir; in reality, a picturesque sixth century village on the Firth of Forth that is featured on screen as the home of Geillis Duncan and her husband, Arthur. In the same village, you will also be able to find the beautiful herb garden where Claire’s garden was filmed.
After this its on to the thirteenth century castle in central Scotland that was used for Castle Leoch, home to Colum MacKenzie and the central point for the whole of Clan MacKenzie. This beautiful film location was also damaged during the Jacobite Rebellion.
From here, you will then head to is the filming site for Wentworth Prison which was also the birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots.
Then its off to the formidable fortress sitting on the banks of the River Forth which is the filming site for Fort William, the stronghold of the infamous Black Jack Randall.
Your final stop of the day is the 15th century castle featured on screen as Lallybroch – Jamie Fraser’s childhood home. Being a private property, this tour is a great way to access this beautiful location that was also used for the scene where Jamie is arrested.
Your Outlander Tour finishes in the early evening back in Edinburgh.
On more exclusive private tours you can choose where you would like to take lunch; your guide will give you a choice of several pubs, or even an Outlander location, to enjoy a fine meal. From September to Easter Lallybroch will be replaced by the Railway Station, where Claire and Frank alighted from the train and Captain Jack Randall’s Stronghold or a stately home used in Series 2).
NOTE: Sometimes due to traffic, road and venue closures the route of the tour can change.
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 9:15am (Jan-Dec)
PRIVATE TOURS are also available on other dates
8 ½ hours
Adult (16 years+): £52 Child (Under 16): £49
Driver / guide and transport
Gratuities (optional), Lunch, Transport / Booster seats for children under 3 years. All entry fees (Doune Castle £6, Blackness Castle £6, Linlithgow Palace £6). Parking fee for Midhope Castle. Small car £5. Large car £10.
Pick up from Linlithgow (20 minutes West of Edinburgh) OR Central Edinburgh. Available daily at 9am (Jan-Dec)
1 – 4 persons (Car with driver guide): £480
5+ persons contact us for a quote
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DISCLAIMER: The Outlander Tour is not an official ‘Outlander’ event and is not endorsed, sanctioned or in any other way supported, directly or indirectly by Starz or Diana Gabaldon and her representatives.