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An exciting 1 Day tour from Edinburgh visiting some of the sites from the Outlander series allowing you to walk in the footsteps of Jamie and Claire.
*Private day trip of Scotland’s Outlander filming locations from Edinburgh.
*Explore the medieval Doune Castle, the real-life setting of Castle Leoch.
*See the home of Geillis Duncan in the rural village of Culross and
*Visit Blackness Castle, the setting for Fort William where Black Jack Randall had Jamie imprisoned.
*Gain insight into the Highlands of the early 1740s, a volatile period before the Jacobite rising.
*Hotel pick-up and drop-off.
*Live commentary on board.
*Transport by Luxury Land Rover Discovery or air-conditioned 8 seat VW People Carrier.
*Food and drinks.
*Infant seat and booster chair (available on request).
This morning we head for the formidable fortress of Blackness Castle which stood in for Fort William where poor Jamie was flogged in the courtyard in Outlander Series 1. In the past this 15th-century castle was never just a peaceful lordly residence – its enduring roles were as a garrison fortress and state prison. Situated in a stunning location on the southern shores of the Firth of Forth, it is dubbed the ‘ship that never sailed’
We now travel a short distance to visit Linlithgow Palace. These majestic ruins stand in for the prison entrance and corridors in the scene where Jamie was imprisoned. In the past, Linlithgow was once a favoured residence of the Stewart kings and queens with building work being commissioned by consecutive Scottish monarchs. James V and Mary Queen of Scots were both born here in the 16th century.
After lunch we head for Doune Castle which stood in for fictional Castle Leoch. Once a royal residence, Doune is full of charm with its 100 ft. high gatehouse and stunningly preserved great hall. Outlander fans will instantly recognise Doune as Castle Leoch, home to Colum MacKenzie and his clan in the 18th century episodes. It also features in the 20th century episode where Claire and Frank visit the castle in ruins on a day trip
Our return journey takes us through the charming village of Culross. This is about as close to stepping back in time to the 18th century as is possible - the rustic whitewashed buildings are well preserved, such as the Town House, where witches were tried and held while awaiting execution. The village was transformed into Cranesmuir, home of Geillis Duncan and her husband Arthur, and behind the impressive historic Culross Palace is where you can find the gorgeous herb garden that Claire works. It’s planted with lawns, herbs and vegetables of the period. We now travel back to Edinburgh.
We return to Edinburgh via the famous Forth Rail Bridge.
Pick up/Drop Off: We will collect you from your hotel at 10am and take you back at 6pm
Duration: 8 hours
Included: Luxury 8 seater transport and driver-guide
Not included: Entry fees, lunch, beverages, gratuities
Note: Our day tours are suitable for guests looking to tour for one day only, with return journey to the point of collection. If you are looking for a longer trip with an itinerary to suit you, have a look at our tours page for some ideas and get in touch with us.