Outlander Experience Winter Tour from Edinburgh (Oct – Mar)
Explore the spectacular landscapes of Scotland on the Outlander Experience Winter Tour from Edinburgh (Oct - Mar). 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 Winter Tour from Edinburgh visits all the major sites from the show.
First, you will get to explore Culross, a 17th-century village. This is the location of many Outlander scenes, due to its historic structures and charm. These include Claire’s herb garden and Cranesmuir Village’s Mercat Cross.
From here you will get to roam the hallways of Doune Castle, which fans of the show will know as Castle Leoch, the home of Clan MacKenzie. You have the option here of taking an audio tour, narrated by the actor Sam Heughan (Jamie Fraser). Otherwise, you can just soak up the courtyard, great hall, and surrounding grounds. All of which have featured on the show.
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.
On this tour, you will also travel to Linlithgow House.
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. Jamie stood trial here, receiving a sentence to be hanged.
Finally, 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.
Although set in the 18th century, the world of Outlander is still a huge part of modern-day Scotland. The Outlander Experience Winter Tour from Edinburgh allows you to explore the locations and landscapes that bring the show to life! It is the perfect adventure for any Outlander fan!
Tour operates from October to March. For those interested in doing a tour outside of these months, please check out the Outlander Experience Summer Tour from Edinburgh page.
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.