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The Outlander 1 Day Experience from Edinburgh

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Activity provider: Gray Line Scotland

The Outlander 1 Day Experience from Edinburgh

Activity provider: Gray Line Scotland
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From US$ 61.09 per person

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Step back in time through unchanged, ancient villages on a full-day tour from Edinburgh. Hear about all the history and see the sights which inspired the famous TV show, Outlander.

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Duration 8 hours
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  • Midhope Castle - The seen of Jamie’s family home, Lallybroch
  • Blackness Castle - Located on the banks for the Firth of Forth, it's also Fort William in the show
  • Linlithgow Palace - The birth place to Mary Queen of Scots and Wentworth Prison in the show.
  • Culross - This 16th century village poses as Cranesmuir in Outlander.
  • Falkland - The stand in for Inverness and where Claire & Frank honeymoon
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Choose your most convenient departure point in central Edinburgh from a list of locations, then hop aboard an air-conditioned coach and head to your first location of the day, Midhope Castle, a must for Outlander fans.

The Midhope Castle is the external location of the Fraser family home known as Lallybroch. Spend time at the castle for photos and live out your Outlander fantasy before heading to the next stop, Blackness Castle. Explore the rich history within the castle walls and learn of its multi-functional history as a lordly residence, garrison fortress, and state prison. Fans of Outlander may also recognize that the exterior posed as Fort William, the foreboding headquarters of Black Jack Randall. The tour continues to the town of Linlithgow, famous for its palace, birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots. Here, outlander fans have the opportunity to see Linlithgow Palace, used as the set for the infamous Wentworth Prison in Outlander.

Linlithgow Palace is where Outlander's Jamie was held prisoner and tortured by Black Jack Randall, one of the most intense scenes filmed during the TV series. Enjoy some time for refreshments and exploring before the next stop. Visit Culross next. Several parts of Culross are used to depict the village of Cranesmuir, predominantly for season 1 of Outlander. During your time here, you'll notice many of the scenes come to life as you step into the actual shooting location of the show. Following in the footsteps of Jamie and Claire, stop at the beautiful village of Falkland, nestled between the two Lomond Hills in the Howe of Fife. Fans of Outlander will recognize Falkland as the stand-in for Inverness, where Claire and Frank honeymoon. The last stop of the day is at the viewpoint of South Queensferry. Admire the Firth of Forth and the three magnificent bridges that link Edinburgh to Fife. Stretch your legs and take some final photos. On returning to Edinburgh, choose to be dropped off at Bakehouse Close, a location featured in the third series of Outlander as Jamie's print house.

  • Pickup from selected departure points in central Edinburgh
  • Access to Midhope Castle's grounds
  • Driver-guide
  • Transportation
  • Tips
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch or refreshments
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  • Children under 6 years

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What to bring

  • Camera
  • Cash

Not allowed

  • Food and drinks

Know before you go

  • The itinerary may change due to circumstances such as weather, availability of attractions, and road condition
  • A small number of participants is required to run the tour. In the unlikely event the minimum number is not met and your tour is canceled, a refund, rescheduled date, or alternative tour will be offered
  • Several city center drop-off points are available at the end of your tour and although it might not be exactly where you were picked up, you can discuss the best option for you with your driver-guide
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I am not an Outlander fan, but I enjoyed the trip. It was a very relaxed trip, with many stops, not too long, not too short. I liked the Culross Palace and its gardens and the Blackness Castle. I would have liked a lot of time in Falkland to have time to visit the palace.

June 15, 2022

Seeing the original locations was truly an experience. It was important for us to be able to do it comfortably by bus without having to pay attention to left-hand traffic. Unfortunately Doune castle was closed for renovation and Midhope castle for filming. I would have loved to have walked a few meters to see Midhope castle up close and Doune castle from the outside. We didn't go for the latter at all. That was too bad. Our bus driver was very funny. Unfortunately, Scottish English was difficult for us Germans to understand, so many a joke was lost. All in all, a tour worth seeing.

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May 29, 2022

We had a wonderful tour to the settings of Outlander with Brendan. Although Castle Midhope was not accessible for visitors due to filming he managed to make this tour very entertaining and told us a lot of inside stories. He was also very attentive and helpful. An unforgettable day in the beautiful landscape of Scotland.

May 27, 2022

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