Outlander Dragonfly 1-Day Tour
Explore the sites of your favourite time-travelling romance on the Outlander Dragonfly 1-Day Tour. Take a trip around Scotland and discover the iconic filming locations of this internationally beloved TV series.
Setting the scene for Claire and Jamie Fraser’s adventures are the many spectacular landscapes of Scotland. The countries verdant highlands, rolling glens, and historic architecture all help to bring this 18th-century love story to life. Now you have the opportunity to visit the sites that feature as backdrops throughout the TV series. Take in the majesty of your surroundings and retrace the footsteps of your favourite characters.
The Outlander Dragonfly 1-Day Tour is jam-packed with iconic sites. Beginning your day at Linlithgow Train Station, you will see some of the TV series most recognisable filming locations. All the while travelling through some of the most beautiful natural landscapes that Scotland has to offer.
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.
Your first stop of the day is Drummond Castle. Originally built in the 15th century, this castle has been the home of many important historical figures. However, as far as the tour is concerned, the most important aspect of this stop is the gardens surrounding the castle. Dating back to the 1630s, these sprawling gardens boast a vast collection of plant life. They are protected as a category A listed building, due to their cultural and historic importance. In Outlander, the gardens were a stand-in for those at the Palace of Versailles.
Travelling on from the serene setting of the castle gardens, you will visit Tibbermore Church. This was the scene a more tumultuous part of the Outlander adventure. This is the filming location of the witch trials, where Claire and Geillis are both accused of witchcraft. Thankfully, the trial finds Claire innocent and sets her free. The same can’t be said for Geillis, but this is not where her story ends either.
The next stop on the Outlander Dragonfly 1-Day Tour is Tullibardine Chapel. This chapel features in a memorable scene from the Season 2 episode ‘Vengeance is Mine’. This is where Rupert Mackenzie loses his eye after a run-in with a band of redcoats.
The final locations on this tour are both towns that the Outlander production crew transformed into other places. The first is Falkland. This small village in Fife has appeared many times throughout the TV series. It features as a 1940s version of the Scottish city Inverness. Then it’s on to Dysart, which similarly appears on screen as Le Havre in Normandy.
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.