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sCOTTISH CASTLES & OUTLANDER TOUR

an experience not to be missed

If you have found yourself caught up in the mystical and spell-binding Outlander saga and wish to be swept away to Claire and Jamie's world, come and experience the land that inspired writer Diana Gabaldon and the TV series producers. From ancient and mysterious standing stones to dramatic castles, magnificent stately homes and breathtaking landscapes, visit Scotland and embark on an inspiring journey.

 

Explore the land that inspired Outlander on this epic, 2-day Outlander tour of Scotland.  See where Outlander stars, such as Sam Heughan (Jamie) and Caitriona Balfe (Claire), shot their scenes at Outlander filming locations from seasons 1, 2, and 3 and visit Outlander book locations. Along the way you’ll also explore historic attractions with real-life Jacobite connections, where you can delve into the true story of the Jacobite cause.

ITINERARY

TOUR DAY 1

1. Lallybroch (Midhope Castle) Ancestral home of Jamie Fraser and Hopetoun House where various parts of the house have been featured as the Duke of Sandringham’s residence and Ellesmere.  

2. Blackness Castle which was used as Fort William in season 1 and 2 of Outlander. 

3. Linlithgow Palace, birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots and Wentworth Prison where Jamie was imprisoned. 

4. Culross. one of the most picturesque villages in Scotland which doubles as Cranesmuir in Outlander.  

5. Falkland. One of the most instantly recognisable Outlander locations - one of the first scenes of the TV series used to portray 1940s Scotland in season one and 1960s Inverness in seasons two and four.

TOUR DAY 2

1. Glencorse House - The stunning and romantic 17th century Kirk used as the setting where Claire and Jamie tie the knot in Season 1 of Outlander (*visits to the Kirk are by appointment only by contacting Glencorse House)  

2. Doune Castle - played a leading role in the show, substituting for the fictional Castle Leoch – home to Colum MacKenzie and his clan in the 18th century. It also featured in the 20th century episode when Claire and Frank visited the castle in ruins on a day trip. 

3. Drummond Castle Gardens are one of Europe's finest formal garden standing in for the ornate park and orchard of the Palace of Versailles in France.  Drummond Castle Gardens near Crieff are one of Europe’s finest examples of a formal garden. Designed in the Italian parterre style, the gardens are approached by a mile-long driveway of beech trees that leads to the imposing walls of Drummond Castle. Look out for the peacocks which lend an aristocratic air to the garden's scenery!  Note: the castle is not open to the public.

what you need to know:

The Scottish Castles and Outlander Tour starts at £400 for 1-2 people and an additional £50 per person up to a maximum of 6 per tour. Must be booked in advance.  

Optional portrait photos are available for £50 per person.

Pick up and drop off at Edinburgh/Dundee hotels is included.

not included:

  • Castle entrance fees

  • Audio guides

  • Food, beverages, souvenirs and any items of a personal nature

entrance fees

  • Hopetoun House and grounds £10.50 adult

  • Midhope Castle £3.50 adult (cash only)

  • Blackness castle £6.00 adult (free with Explorer Pass)

  • Linlithgow Palace £7.20 adult (free with Explorer Pass)

  • Doune Castle £9.00 adult (audio guide extra)

  • Drummond Castle Gardens £6.00

**Children and seniors may receive discounted entrance fees at specific properties

Seasonal openings

  • Hopetoun House open seasonally from April 10, 2020 to Sept 27, 2020

  • Midhope Castle open seasonally from April 1, 2020 to December 20, 2020

  • Drummond Castle Gardens open seasonally from May 1, 2020 to October 31, 2020