Outlander 1-Day Private Tour

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 Clare 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.

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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.

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!

Please note

The entrance fees listed below are for guidance only and can change at any time. Itineraries may also change at short notice due to local events. Times are dependent on local traffic conditions.

Many of the locations on this tour have uneven terrain or cobblestones and are not suitable for those with mobility restrictions.

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.

Tour details

  • Meeting Point

    Linlithgow Train Station
    Station Road, Linlithgow EH49 7DH,
    20 min by train from Edinburgh,
    30 min by train from Glasgow

  • Tour departs

    Mon – Fri at 09:00hrs (Jan – Dec)

  • Tour returns

    By 17:00hrs to Linlithgow Train Station
    Station Road, Linlithgow EH49 7DH

  • Duration (approx)

  • Live guide speaks

  • Travel by

  • Tour Type

  • Max group size

    4 Persons

Locations (7)

7. Blackness Castle / Fort William

Blackness Castle / Fort William

Blackness Castle is a 15th century-old fortress built by the Crichton family. It has been used as a royal residence, a prison and a weapons store. Due to its unusual shape, it is often referred to as ‘the ship that never sailed’. Blackness Castle is the filming location known for representing the fictional Fort William in the Outlander TV series.

As depicted in the Outlander TV adaptation, Fort William is the stronghold where Jamie received lashes from Jack Randall. This is also where Jamie’s father passed away after watching his son facing punishment. During the mid-season finale of series one, Blackness Castle was used as the filming location where Claire was held captive by Black Jack before Jamie breaks into Fort William to rescue her.

Blackness Castle is also known as being a location where scenes from 1990’s Hamlet and 2019’s Mary Queen of Scots was filmed.

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