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From Edinburgh: Outlander Adventure Day Tour

From Edinburgh: Outlander Adventure Day Tour

From US$ 67.38 per person

Visit three castles and an exceptionally well-preserved village on this adventure through the sights and stories of Outlander. On this time-traveling adventure you'll discover that the real locations and history are just as exciting as the show itself.

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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit some of the most memorable locations featured in the Outlander series
  • Learn about the history that inspired the famous show
  • Explore the 16th century village of Culross, also known as Cranesmuir
  • See Doune Castle, a stunning place that you'll recognise as Castle Leoch
Full description
After leaving Edinburgh at 9:15 AM you will travel back in time as your driver guides you over the Queensferry Crossing to Culross. This virtually-unchanged 16th century village overlooks the sea and poses as the fictional town of Cranesmuir. You have time to visit Claire’s herb garden, explore the palace, or wander the ancient streets while you imagine what life must have been like 400 years ago. You will 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. Your next stop is Linlithgow Palace. Here you have time to enjoy beautiful views to the Forth bridges, have a picnic by the loch, and explore the ruins of Mary Queen of Scots’ birthplace. If you’re feeling brave, you can visit the spot where that gruesome Outlander scene took place. 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. 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. Before heading back to Edinburgh, you will have a final stop in the colorful harbor area of South Queensferry, and will return to Edinburgh by approximately 5:45 PM.
Includes
  • Transportation by top of the range 16-seat Mercedes mini-coach
  • Story telling from a professional driver/guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
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

Rabbie's Cafe, 6 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3EG.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Waterproof clothing and comfortable shoes are recommended
  • Minimum age is 5 years
  • You're restricted to 14kg (31 lbs) of luggage per person on this tour. 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.
  • Please note Blackness Castle is closed on Fridays and Saturdays
  • Due to maintenance work, Doune Castle and Linligthgow Palace are closed until further notice. During this time, the tour will visit Falkland instead of Doune Castle and Linlithgow will be a photo stop (+lunch)
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 234 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    4.9/5

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I fully recommend this Outlander tour to any avid fan!! It was amazing! But I should point out that 2 of the places on our tour you had to pay to get in they are not included in the price you pay. Those were Midhope castle and Blackness castle. Otherwise it’s definitely worth the money! And our tour guide/bus driver Eric really made it more interesting…and entertaining! I honestly can’t recommend this tour enough, I’m a HUGE Outlander fan so this was like going to Disney land for me!

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August 6, 2021

A great day despite one castle not bejng accessible on the day. Eric was an amazing guide; personable, funny and very knowledgeable about Scottish history. Would recommend the trip to all Outlander fans and also those interested in castles in general. As a note the tea-room in Culross needs a mention. At the end of a cold day this unpretentious little place offered the best cheese scones and coffee we've tasted in the UK by far. Thanks for a grand day!

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January 5, 2020

My mom and I had a great time on the Outlander tour. We went on this tour not because it featured properties that were featured in the TV series, but because we wanted to visit these properties. The tour guide and driver were amazing (David Ewan) and they made the day so much fun with their great personalities and stories. It was a great tour to go on whether you are a fan of the TV series or if you just want to see some really interesting historical sites.

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November 19, 2019

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