Private Guided Experience
Historic village of Culross (Crainsmuir)
Culross Abbey (optional)
Doune Castle (Castle Lioch)
Midhope Castle (Lallybroch)
Linlithgow Palace (Wentworth Prison)
Blackness Castle (Fort William)
Stirling Castle (photo)
Departing Edinburgh, we head west and make for Culross in the Kingdom of Fife. Along the way, we will take a photo opportunity at the Three Bridges on the River Forth and take in the amazing views of the coastline and Forth Bridge. Culross is the setting for Crainsmuir in Outlander, home to Geillis Duncan and much of the drama in the show including Claire’s attempt to cure young Tammas Baxter, Father Bain’s exorcism of the young lad, the nailing punishment of the tanner boy at the town pillory, and Claire and Geillis’ arrest for witchcraft. The town of Culross is extremely well-preserved and has lots of history. You will be able to wander among the traditional cobbled streets and houses which appear exactly as they did in the show.
From there, we head further west again towards the Highlands for our stop at Doune Castle. The town of Doune is very historic and picturesque, The castle served as the set for Castle Lioch, the seat of Clan MacKenzie and has a wonderful visitor experience. It also served as Winterfell in the pilot of Game of Thrones, and as Castle Anthrax in Monty Python! You have the option of being guided through the castle itself by Jamie Fraser on an audio aid and can wander the surrounding grounds and woodland beside a beautiful river.
We will then head for the historic town of Linlithgow in West Lothian. Here, we will visit the amazing Linlithgow Palace, birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots, and the setting for Wentworth Prison in Outlander, where an unsavoury memorable scene took place. The palace itself also has a wonderful visitor experience, and was one of the principal residences of the monarchs of Scotland in the 15th and 16th centuries. Although maintained after Scotland’s monarchs left for England in 1603, the palace was little used, and was burned out in 1746. The town of Linlithgow will also serve us as an extended lunch break and there are many options for rest and refreshment to be taken at your leisure.
After lunch, we will make the short journey to Blackness Castle - "the ship that never sailed" - situated on the banks of the Firth of Forth. One can climb the winding towers and walk the curtain wall for stunning views east toward the Three Bridges, and west towards the Highlands. Originally built for the Crichtons, the castle has a very distinctive shape, one corner being like the bow of a ship projecting out into the sea. It served as Fort William in the show, the setting where Jamie rescued Claire from the Clutches of Captain Randall and they made their escape by jumping into the dark waters below.
From there, we will make our way close by to Midhope Castle which was the setting for Lallybroch - the home of Jamie Fraser. The castle sits on the Hopetoun Estate, part of which was also used as the residence of the Duke of Sandringham in the show. Once again the castle is truly stunning and instantly recognisable from many scenes.
From there we are homeward-bound east toward Edinburgh via the scenic route, stopping at your leisure along the way.
Back in Edinburgh we will drop you at your accommodation or elsewhere if you prefer.
We do not say farewell - rather, haste ye back!
Luxury 4x4 Vehicle Transportation
Private Chauffeur Guide
Entrance Tickets to attractions
Personalised pick-up & drop-off
Outlander On-Location Experience
Luxury Private Day Tour
1 Person - £250
2 People - £265
3 People - £280
4 People - £295
We ordinarily carry a maximum of 4 passengers, if your party is more than 4, please get in touch and we will arrange extra space and provide you with a quote.
Where will we meet/drop-off?
We will meet you at your accommodation/port of arrival 15 mins before departure.
Departure Time: 9.00 am.
Please provide address details of your accommodation, flight or cruise ship arrival upon booking.
9 Hours (depending on daylight hours/time of year/preference).
All itineraries are improved for the winter when we have fewer daylight hours. We are also flexible with return times if you have a cruise/flight to catch.
What to bring:
Please wear comfortable but practical clothing and footwear to accommodate for changeable Scottish weather and terrain.
If you would like any more info regarding our tours please get in touch and we'll be happy to offer assistance.
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