Outlander Experience Tour from Edinburgh (from Apr 2020)
Explore the spectacular landscapes of Scotland on the Outlander Experience Tour from Edinburgh (from Apr 2020). Follow Claire Fraser back to the 18th century, and visit the iconic filming locations from the show.
Travelling by luxury coach, discover the rolling landscapes and historic structures that this part of the world is known for. Let your guide bring you through the famous on-screen settings and backdrops. All while filling you in on the real-life history of the area.
The Outlander Experience Tour from Edinburgh (from Apr 2020) visits the major sites from the show. First, stop off at Midhope Castle, also known as Outlander’s Lallybroch, home of Jamie and Claire as well as Jenny and Ian Murray. You’ll get the chance to grab a few photos here, and enjoy the grounds of this 16th-century tower house.
Then it is on to Blackness Castle, which doubles as the garrison Fort William. This is the headquarters of Black Jack Randall in the show, where Jamie Fraser is flogged. The 15th-century stronghold is one of the most impressive historical structures in Scotland. Due to its unique shape, it is often referred to as ‘the ship that never sailed’. As you explore the castle, you’ll enjoy breathtaking views over the Firth of Forth.
On this tour, you will also travel to Linlithgow Palace. In real life, this palace was a retreat for the royal family. A place to relax. However, the TV series’ production theme thought that this location was more suited as something other than a holiday home. Fans will recognise this building as Wentworth Prison, where Jamie stood trial and was sentenced to be hanged.
Next, you’ll visit Callendar House, a museum that dates back to the 14th century. As well as discovering the artefacts on display, you will also get to see the set of Duke of Sandringham’s kitchen.
From here you will get to explore Culross, a 17th-century village. Many Outlander scenes were filmed here, due to its historic structures and charm. These include Claire’s herb garden and Cranesmuir Village’s Mercat Cross.
The last stop on this tour brings you to Hopetoun House. The house’s Red Drawing Room was used for interior shots of the Duke of Sandringham’s home. One of the courtyards also doubles up as a Parisian street on multiple occasions throughout the series.
Although set in the 18th century, the world depicted in Outlander is still a huge part of modern-day Scotland. The Outlander Experience Tour from Edinburgh (from Apr 2020) allows you to explore the locations and landscapes that bring the show to life!
Buying a Historic Scotland Explorer Pass (adult: £35 – £45) gives you free admission to over 70 properties in Scotland, including Blackness Castle and Linlithgow Palace.