Tours depart from Linlithgow Train Station, Station Road, Linlithgow EH49 7DH
20 minutes by train from Edinburgh
30 minutes by train from Glasgow
Uncover Scottish history in style on the Outlander 1-Day Private Tour. Sit back and relax while you discover the iconic locations from this renowned TV series.
Without Scotland, there would be no Outlander. Author Diana Gabaldon thought up the idea for her world-famous time travel romance while exploring the country. All aspects of Claire and Jamie’s adventures are rooted in real-life historical Scottish events. And even the breath-taking landscapes and buildings of Scotland bring the story to life on screen. And now you have the opportunity to see where it all began and relive the famous scenes from your favourite TV series.
From €500 per group
Covid-19 safety measures
This will be a contactless process; your guide will check your name off their list. No handover of vouchers necessary.
We will be doing a temperature check for everyone including the guides. If we are uncomfortable with a temperature reading, the guest will not be allowed join the tour.
Before each tour, the vehicle will be cleaned and sanitised.
Frequently touched points will be cleaned and sanitised throughout the day.
Face coverings will be required to be worn by all guests while in the tour vehicle.
Your guide will be wearing either a mask or a visor. Please make sure you have a mask with you.
In our cars, we will have a protective screen between the driver and back seats.
Hand sanitiser will be available in all vehicles
We will be following Scottish Government guidelines regarding social distancing and guest numbers in our vehicles.
If you need to change your booking due to being in contact with someone who has Covid-19, we will change your booking – no fee & no fuss.
We will only be working with businesses who are adhering to the same high-level standards as Mary’s Meanders.
Your Safety and Ours
We will be working hard to keep you safe by implementing these safety procedures. All guests accept personal responsibility for protective covering, personal sanitising and adhering to the social distancing rules.
If at any time Social Distancing & safety measures are not being adhered to, the tour will be cut short with no refund.
If a guest does have a temperature or any of the Covid-19 symptoms (consistent cough, loss of sense of smell/taste) on the tour day, they will not be allowed join the tour. No refund will be given.
By joining the tour, you are confirming that you release the tour guide, driver, and Mary’s Meanders from any and all liability for unintentional exposure or harm due to Covid-19.
Finally, the Mary’s Meanders team looks forward to sharing our love of Scotland with you all again soon!
The Outlander 1-Day Private Tour combines epic fantasy with the utmost comfort.
This is an exclusive tour, only available to groups of 4 people or less. Because of the small number of people, you can rest assured that your guide will always be available to answer your questions. This personal approach is just one of the great aspects of the Outlander 1-Day Private Tour.
Instead of merely driving guests from one location to another, our guides will join you into the locations and share a wealth of knowledge about the sites and the TV series. We work closely with all visited sites to ensure the entire tour is an experience you will never forget.
Another benefit of the private tour is that you can build your own itinerary. Starting in the morning at Linlithgow Train Station, you might first travel to Linlithgow Palace. The birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots, the building is a very important part of Scottish history. However, while it is associated with a real-life Scottish hero, its use in Outlander is less joyous. The exterior of the palace featured in the TV series as Wentworth Prison. Jamie has a horrible experience while imprisoned here, at the hands of ‘Black Jack’ Randall.
Next, you could pay a visit to Doune Castle, known to Outlander fans as Castle Leoch, home of Clan MacKenzie. Then maybe go to the small village of Culross. While strolling through its streets you will be sure to recognise some of the buildings and shopfronts. Culross features numerous times on-screen as the village Cranesmuir.
The 16th-century tower house, Midhope Castle, is another popular stop on the Outlander 1-Day Private Tour. It is used to represent Lallybroch, the home of Jamie Fraser. While you can’t explore inside the building, the outside of the building does lend itself to a great holiday snap!
However, you’ll probably find your best photo opportunities at Blackness Castle.
There is so much about this building that urges you to take photos. First is its sheer enormous size. Next is its peculiar, boat-like shape. Finally, if you still have space on your camera, you’ll want to grab a few shots of the scenic landscapes visible from the castle walls. While you bask in this euphoric, natural beauty, you might even forget that this is Outlander’s Fort William. A place of darkness and treachery.
Apart from the historical landmarks, the Outlander 1-Day Private Tour will also show you some of what modern Scotland has to offer. This tour will be sure to take in the iconic Forth Rail Bridge, the towering horse-head Kelpies, and much more. All in all, providing you with an exclusive and jam-packed experience like no other!
Did you know…
… that we have had the great honour to take Diana Gabaldon – the famous author of The Outlander saga – together with a few lucky fans on a special tour to selected Outlander locations? The event was organised by VisitScotland in recognition of Diana’s contribution to Scottish tourism with her books and subsequent TV series.
Buying a Historic Scotland Explorer Pass (adult: £35 – £45) gives you free admission to over 70 properties in Scotland, including Blackness Castle, Doune Castle, and Linlithgow Palace.