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Outlander Experience - small group

2 DAY TOUR

Clava Cairns
Touch the stones to the past
Falkland Village

A journey through time

Tour Only Price from £95

Tour with Accomodation Price from £105

Tour Description

Day 1

An Inspiring Journey North...
Join us on our brand new small-group Outlander Experience and explore the locations where the series was filmed and inspired from.
 
Our first stop of the tour is the imposing Black Ness Castle. A perfect viewpoint for the Firth of Forth and often referred to as 'the ship that never sailed', this 15th-century castle stood in for Fort William in the show, as you explore this castle at your own pace you may be reminded of Jamie's heart-wrenching incarceration. 
 
Next stop is Wentworth Prison or Linlithgow Palace; the birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots, you'll have time to wander the grounds of this impressive building and admire its ornate architecture.  
 
We continue on to Doune Castle, which plays a starring role in the show; Castle Leoch home of Colum MacKenzie and his clan. You might also remember it from as Castle Anthrax from Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Listen to Jamie as he guides you through his uncle's home. 
 
We travel north into the Highlands and visit Glen Coe, which features in Outlander's opening credits. One of the most impressive places in Scotland, you'll be in awe as you stand in this striking glen.
 
We'll have a quick stop at Loch Ness as we continue north to our final resting stop for the day.
 
Overnight: Inverness

 

Day 2

Explore the famous battlefield of Culloden...
Our second day begins with a visit to Clava Cairns, approximately 4,000 years old, these are one of Scotland's more impressive sights as you can get up close to the standing stones and burial chambers.

 
We then continue on to Culloden, a sombre place to visit as you can walk the battlefield of the quick and bloody 1746 battle. 
 
We will journey south to the Highland Folk Museum for lunch and to get a flavour of how Highland people lived and worked from the 1700s up until the 1960s. It was an ideal choice for various period scenes in Outlander. 
 
As we head further south to Fife we will visit the village of Falkland. Here you can relive one of the first scenes of the TV series, in which Jamie's ghost looks up at Claire's room. You'll recognise this village as 1940s & 1960s Inverness.
 
Our final stop is Midhope Castle, the external location for Lallybroch, the family home of Jamie Fraser. This 15th-century castle is largely intact outside, but sadly derelict within - so we will have a quick photo stop here before returning to Edinburgh


Please see our terms and conditions for details on the Tour Only option. 
*Optional extra - subject to seasonal availability.
£ Exclusive discount with Highland Experience 
**  Please note itinerary may be reversed.





Luggage limit 15KGMAX 15kg 55 x 40 x 20cm

Outlander Experience - small group Route Map

Tour Highlights

 

Highlight1Black Ness Castle*

The ship that never sailed, standing in for Fort William

Highlight2Doune Castle*

You may know it as Castle Leoch

Highlight3Clava Cairns & Culloden Battlefield*

Walk the historic battlefield

Highlight4Falkland

See the Bruce Fountain where Jamie's ghost appears to Claire

Highlight5Midhope Castle*

15th Century castle, better known as Lallybroch

 

 


Tour Details

Availability:
Summer
Departure Days:
Thursdays
Departs/Returns:
Edinburgh: 9.00am/6.30pm
Reference: Tour No 60

   Check-in Closes 15 mins prior to departure at pick-up point



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Tour Reviews


This tour was simply amazing. We left Edinburgh right on time and headed into the highlands. Our tour leader Lizzie immediately made us feel welcome as we shared who we were and got to know each other. Her knowledge of the history of Scotland was such a big part of this experience, as was her storytelling. She played us music which was in keeping with Outlander and the area we were in. One of the things I really liked was some of the behind the scenes information we were given on the Outlander sites we were seeing. She shared with us books and pictures about the different places which made it easier for us to imagine how and where they were filmed. As we arrived at each place she gave very clear instructions on cost, timings and what we could expect when we got there. We kept to our schedule and arrived at our destination in Inverness with plenty of time to see some of the city and my hotel accommodation was really lovely. The highlight for me was seeing the battlefields at Culloden and visiting Falkland and Midhope Castle (Lallybroch). I would highly recommend this tour for anyone that watches Outlander and loves seeing some beautiful places in Scotland associated with this show. This tour was made more special because of Lizzie's enthusiasm and love for the areas that she shared with us.

(Fresno22 - TripAdvisor - July 2018)

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