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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$ 68.69 per person

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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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • 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
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Covid-19 Update

Due to health and safety regulations, this itinerary may change. See Know before you go for the latest updates.

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.
Includes
  • 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
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Date

Meeting point

Rabbie's Cafe, 6 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3EG.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Waterproof clothing and comfortable shoes are recommended
  • Minimum age is 5 years
  • 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.
  • The Blackness Castle is closed on Fridays and Saturdays
  • Due to maintenance work, Doune Castle and Linlithgow Palace are closed until further notice. During this time, the tour will visit Falkland instead of Doune Castle and Linlithgow will be a photo stop (+lunch)
  • The Midhope Castle will be closed from 2nd May – 9th May (incl.), 16th May – 27th May (incl.), and 13th June – 20th June (incl.). During these dates, Midhope will be closed for the entire day
  • Partial Closure: 10th May – 15th May, 6th June – 12th June, 21st and 22nd June
  • During these dates, there is restricted access to Midhope Castle due to preparation for filming
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 318 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    4.9/5

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One of the best experiences I have ever had in all my travels. Words truly can’t convey what this has meant to my mother and me. Every moment was magical and our guide, Mac, was superb. If visiting again I wouldn’t hesitate to take another Rabbie tour with him. Highly recommend to anyone considering this!!

May 17, 2022

We went yesterday and had an amazing day. Our guide, Jim Scott, never stopped entertaining us all day. He talked with a superb knowledge of all of the places we visited and more. We were all Outlander fans and even got the theme tune as we travelled! But there was lots of other facts and stories to enjoy. We felt in safe hands on the minibus which was great as I am usually a nervous passenger! The scenery was fantastic and I felt I had really tasted Scotland. As it was a beautiful clear day, Jim even did an extra stop so that we could get to see the bridges properly to end a brilliant day out. Would highly recommend… Outlander fan or not!

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May 12, 2022

The tour is a well designed and organized one day activity to all who may want to see more from Scotland than Edinburgh. Walking on the streets of the small medieval villages make you feel part of the history. Our guide, Nik was not only a fantastic person with a great sense of humor but also someone who I learned many things about Scottish history. Being a great story teller Nik made our day- thank you Nik and thank you Rabbies! I can highly recommend the Outlander tour to everyone between the age of 6 and 100, not only to those who are fans of the serial (actually we haven’t seen that film but still enjoyed every minute of the tour). Thank you!

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May 9, 2022

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