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From Edinburgh: Outlander Adventure Day Tour

From Edinburgh: Outlander Adventure Day Tour

Activity provider: Rabbie's Small Group Tours
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From US$ 59.89 per person

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Visit three castles and an exceptionally well-preserved village on this adventure through the sights and stories of Outlander. On this time-traveling adventure you'll discover that the real locations and history are just as exciting as the show itself.

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Duration 9 hours
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  • Visit some of the most memorable locations featured in the Outlander series
  • Learn about the history that inspired the famous show
  • Explore the 16th century village of Culross, also known as Cranesmuir
  • See Doune Castle, a stunning place that you'll recognise as Castle Leoch
Full description

After leaving Edinburgh at 9:15 AM you will travel back in time as your driver guides you over the Queensferry Crossing to Culross. This virtually-unchanged 16th-century village overlooks the sea and poses as the fictional town of Cranesmuir. You have time to visit Claire’s herb garden, explore the palace, or wander the ancient streets while you imagine what life must have been like 400 years ago. You will journey past Stirling Castle and the Wallace Monument to Doune Castle*, or as it’s called in Outlander, Castle Leoch. This formidable building gives you an insight into the living conditions of a Scottish earl in the 14th century.

You can also listen to an excellent audio guide about how this castle was used as a filming location for Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Your next stop is Linlithgow Palace. Here you have time to enjoy beautiful views to the Forth bridges, have a picnic by the loch, and explore the ruins of Mary Queen of Scots’ birthplace. If you’re feeling brave, you can visit the spot where that gruesome Outlander scene took place. You then travel the short distance to Blackness Castle. It’s an impressive castle that’s known as the ‘ship that never sailed’ because it resembles a giant stone boat. You have time to walk along the ramparts and explore the fictional headquarters of Jack Randall. Midhope Castle is your next highlight. Unfortunately, visitors are unable to go inside the castle, but Jamie’s lovely Lallybroch home is still an essential photo opportunity for any fan of the show. Before heading back to Edinburgh, you will have a final stop in the colorful harbor area of South Queensferry and will return to Edinburgh by approximately 5:45 PM.

  • Transportation by Mercedes mini-coach
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Entry fees to attractions
Not suitable for
  • Children under 5 years

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Meeting point

Meet your driver/guide outside of Rabbie's Cafe Bar.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Windbreaker

Know before you go

  • Doune Castle will be closed on July 31, 2022 due to road closures
  • You're restricted to 14kg (31 lbs) of luggage per person on this tour. This should be one piece of luggage similar to an airline carry-on bag (approximately 55cm x 45cm x 25cm / 22in x 17in x 10in) plus a small bag for onboard personal items
  • Due to maintenance work Linlithgow Palace is closed until further notice. During this time, Linlithgow will be a photo stop.
  • Midhope Castle is partially open or fully closed due to filming on these dates:
  • Partially open (you can still take photos from the distance): 25-26 August 2022, 05-11 September 2022, 06-07 October 2022
  • Full closure (no access to the courtyard): 16 August 2022 – 21 August 2022, 23 -24 August 2022, 12 September - 05 October 2022
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 412 reviews

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Exciting and beautiful bus tour…. Also great for non Outlander fan..... Lallybroch was ok..... Not much to see. Blackness Castle is absolutely great... Culross is super small but nice - beautiful for a walk... Doune Castle with an audio guide is interesting. linlitgowth-Castler unfortunately closed, but still nice to look at from the outside. Tour highly recommended. Our tour guide Jan was very friendly and told interesting stories... Everything was perfect

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August 7, 2022

We had a wonderful experience together with Fiona and Jim. They were both so funny, and very knowledgeable about both Outlander facts and general facts about places we saw or visited. Fiona also did a great job pointing out good spots for pictures and helped out if anyone needed it.

July 30, 2022

Jim Scott. A+. Jim is a great guide. He’s also a professional photographer with an artist’s eye noting the magnificence of the sky, clouds and architecture in addition to wonderful insights into the culture, language and history of Scotland. Highly recommend booking a tour with Jim. Smart, humorous and informed. (Review by Qin’s husband, Matt)

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July 2, 2022

Product ID: 141324