Visit three castles and an exceptionally well-preserved village on this adventure through the sights and stories of Outlander.
HIGHLIGHTS - Places you'll explore
Culross - This 16th century village poses as Cranesmuir in Outlander. It also starred in the movies: Captain America: First Avenger and The 39 Steps.
Doune Castle - In Outlander, it’s the fictional Castle Leoch. And in reality, it’s a stunning castle with a tall gate house, an impressive great hall, and lovely views of the River Teith.
Linlithgow Palace - This pretty palace is a favourite of ours because of its connection to Mary, Queen of Scots. It’s also known for one of the most intense scenes in the Outlander series…
Blackness Castle - The tough-looking castle looks like it could fend off an entire empire. And in Outlander, it impersonates Fort William.
Midhope Castle - Jamie’s family home, Lallybroch, is as lovely as it looks in the show.
Leave Edinburgh and travel back in time as your driver-guide takes 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 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. And 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 we head back to Edinburgh, you have a final stop in the colourful harbour area of South Queensferry.
Departs 09.15 - Rabbie's Café Bar, Waterloo Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3EG
Returns 17:45 approximately
Discounts Available for: Students, seniors over 60, and children between 5 and 15 (unfortunately, we don't carry children under 5 years old)
Important information: Pack your waterproof clothing and walking shoes
Transport in a 16 seat Mercedes mini-coach
Air conditioning as standard
The stories and services of a Rabbie's driver-guide
Entry fees to visitor attractions
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