Outlander Adventure 1-Day Tour from Edinburgh
Travel through time on the Outlander Adventure 1-Day Tour from Edinburgh. See the iconic sites from the TV series on this jam-packed adventure!
Scotland’s history is one that is tumultuous and full of action. Many violent battles were fought throughout the ages to make it the country that it is today. And it is this treacherous landscape that is the backdrop to Outlander. As an internationally-loved TV series, it manages to use the events of history to propel the stories of its characters. Furthermore, it does a great job of exhibiting the beauty of Scotland at the same time.
The Outlander Adventure 1-Day Tour from Edinburgh transports you back through the ages. You will get the opportunity to visit the most famous filming locations from the TV series. Immersing yourself in these picturesque setting, you’ll be able to recreate some of the most iconic scenes.
The first stop on the Outlander Adventure 1-Day Tour from Edinburgh is Culross. This small village is virtually unchanged since its humble beginnings back in the 16th century. Because of this, the Outlander production considered it to be the perfect location for Cranesmuir. This small fictional village has appeared numerous times throughout the life of the TV series. As you walk through the streets you are sure to recognise some of its buildings. You’ll even get to see the herb garden where Claire worked.
Next, it’s on to Doune Castle, recognisable to Outlander fans as Castle Leoch, home of Clan Mackenzie. As it is a quintessential example of a 14th-century castle, it is no wonder that Outlander isn’t Doune Castle’s only on-screen appearance. It also shows up in the comedy classic Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
From here, the Outlander Adventure 1-Day Tour from Edinburgh brings you to Linlithgow Palace. This building plays a very important role in the history of Scotland. Born within the palace’s walls was one of the country’s most iconic heroes: Mary Queen of Scots. However, the Outlander TV series uses the palace for a much less high-class. Instead of housing monarchs, it features as Wentworth Prison, where Jamie is held captive.
Maintaining the theme of depressing locations, the next stop is Blackness Castle. This formidable structure plays the part of Fort William, headquarters of ‘Black’ Jack Randall. To help take your mind off of the horrible deeds that took place here, why not treat yourself to some beautiful views from the castle walls.
The final stop on this tour brings you to Midhope Castle. Instantly recognisable as Lallybroch, it is the perfect place to get a photo before returning to Edinburgh!
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.