Outlander 3-Day Tour
Travel through time on the Outlander 3-Day Tour. Discover all of the iconic filming locations on this comprehensive trip through Scotland.
Since its arrival on our screens in 2014, the popularity of Outlander has continued to grow. Gaining a worldwide fanbase, this beloved TV series has helped to project the beauty of Scotland around the globe. As a result, fans travel from far and wide to relive the adventures of their favourite characters. Now you too can discover the scenery and settings of this on-screen epic.
The Outlander 3-Day Tour offers an experience like no other.
Over the course of this tour, you will get the chance to visit many of the major Scottish filming locations that appear throughout the TV series. From elaborate palaces to historic battlegrounds, the Outlander 3-Day Tour guides you through Scottish history, both factual and fictional.
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.
Day 1 of the tour takes in many of the most iconic castles and fortresses from the TV series.
The first stop of the day brings you to Doune Castle. This 15th-century structure features as Castle Leoch, home of Clan MacKenzie. From there you will visit Blackness Castle, Outlander’s Fort William, before seeing Midhope Castle. This solitary tower house plays the part of Lallybroch, Jamie Fraser’s home.
The next stop, Hopetoun House, has the honour of featuring as two different locations throughout the TV series. The building’s exterior represents the home of the Duke of Sandringham. While some of the interiors were used for scenes set in Paris.
Finishing off the day are stops at Culross, home of the fictional village Cranesmuir, and Linlithgow Palace. A building of great historical significance, it appears as Wentworth Prison on screen.
Day 2 begins with a stroll through Drummond Castle Gardens.
These verdant grounds were a stand-in for the gardens surrounding the Palace of Versailles. Later, you will stop at Tibbermore Church, the site of the witch trials, and Tullibardine Chapel, where Rupert loses his eye.
This day ends exploring locations that the Outlander production crew have made to look like other parts of the world. The first is Falkland village, which features as Inverness city. The last stop of the day is Dysart, a town that represents Le Havre in Normandy.
The final day of the tour starts with a visit to Craigmillar Castle.
The building featured as the fictional Ardsmuir Prison, where Jamie Fraser and Duncan Innes were inmates. Another location you’ll visit on this day will be Glencorse Old Kirk. Eagle-eyed viewers will recognise this as the church where Jamie and Claire get married.
From one of the TV series’ most romantic scenes, you will visit one of its most brutal. Travelling from Glencorse you will arrive at Prestonpans. This is the location of a critical battle from Season 2. Then, capping off a jam-packed journey, the Outlander 3-Day Tour has a final stop at Preston Mill. Featuring as Lallybroch Mill, it is one of the oldest working mills in Scotland.
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.
Accommodation is not included, and you’ll have to arrange accommodations for the duration of the tour. As the tour starts in Linlithgow at 9:00 am each day, you have the option of taking the train from Edinburgh (20 mins) or Glasgow (30 mins) or we can recommend local accommodations in Linlithgow itself:
You can find more hotels and b&bs in Linlithgow here: https://www.google.com/travel/hotels/Linlithgow.
Buying a Historic Scotland Explorer Pass (adult: £35 – £45) gives you free admission to over 70 properties in Scotland, including Blackness Castle, Doune Castle, Linlithgow Palace and Craigmillar Castle.