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From Edinburgh: Full-Day "Outlander" Explorer Tour

Activity provider: Highland Explorer Tours

From Edinburgh: Full-Day "Outlander" Explorer Tour

Activity provider: Highland Explorer Tours

From US$ 60.36 per person

Join this unique tour with a local Scottish guide to walk in the footsteps of Jamie and Claire from the hit series Outlander.

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Duration 9 hours
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What customers loved


  • Visit Doune Castle used as Castle Leoch and Culross starring as Cranesmuir
  • See the Falkland setting for 1940’s Inverness and Midhope Castle, the real life Lallybroch
  • Learn about the history and legends of each location in its own right
  • Visit Linlithgow Palace, used as Wentworth Prison
Full description

Departing Edinburgh at 08:45 AM, go on a journey to some of the most famous locations from the hit series such as Doune Castle, the seat of Clan MacKenzie and the historic Linlithgow Palace. 

Your guide will give you an insight into the history of each location, making this the perfect trip for those looking for a quick Outlander fix.

Leave the capital behind and drive west, view Linlithgow Palace before stopping at Doune Castle, also known as Castle Leoch. 

Have time to explore the grounds of this historic castle (please note Doune Castle is currently closed due to structural inspections), which was also featured as Winterfell in Game of Thrones and in Monty Python and the Holy Grail. 

Next, go to the Kingdom of Fife, an area of great historical importance. Make a stop in Culross, where Claire was accused of witchcraft in the village of Cranesmuir. This is the most complete example of a 17th and 18th-century burgh in Scotland today.

Your lunch stop will be in the village of Falkland, which was used for filming 1940’s Inverness. With over 28 listed buildings, it gives a good representation of this period. Your final stop is at Midhope Castle, the real-life Lallybroch. Arrive back in Edinburgh at 5:30 PM.

  • Expert local guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned midi coach
  • Souvenir map
  • Downloadable Audio Guides Available
  • Attraction entry fees
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Doune Castle (entrance into the castle is optional)
  • There are dates where Midhope Castle is closed for filming and Blackness Castle will be substituted. Midhope Castle and Blackness Castle are closed on the 25th of September & the 2nd of October.
Not suitable for
  • Children under 5 years

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Meeting point

60 High Street, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH1 1TB. Please arrive 15 minutes before the tour departs to check-in.

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • There are dates when Midhope Castle is closed for filming and Blackness Castle will be substituted. Midhope Castle and Blackness Castle are closed on September 25 and October 2
  • Travel insurance is recommended
  • Please be advised that children under 5 years old may not take part in the tour, while anyone under 17 years must be accompanied by an adult
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 191 reviews

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This was such a fun tour and was a highlight of our time in Scotland! It was so cool to see places from the show, but even if we hadn’t been fans of the show, I think we would have enjoyed visiting all the charming places, regardless. And our guide was wonderful!

November 27, 2022

The tour guide was good. I would have appreciated more Scottish history, more stories, and an updated itinerary on the website. The drives between sites were rather quiet. I expected the guide to be more knowledgeable about Outlander since this was the Outlander Tour. The sites were great and the time at each seemed appropriate.

August 3, 2022

Bailey was our guide and he was amazing. Had tons of information re: Scotland history and the castles we visited. He was warm, funny, and really made the trip extra special. He had a very special surprise for us at the last castle we visited which was the icing on the cake.

August 2, 2022

Product ID: 121236