Day trip

The Outlander 1 Day Experience from Edinburgh

Activity provider: Gray Line Scotland
Day trip

The Outlander 1 Day Experience from Edinburgh

Activity provider: Gray Line Scotland
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From US$ 61.71 per person

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Step back in time through unchanged, ancient villages on a full-day tour from Edinburgh. Hear about all the history and see the sights which inspired the famous TV show, Outlander.

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Duration 8 hours
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  • Midhope Castle - The seen of Jamie’s family home, Lallybroch
  • Blackness Castle - Located on the banks for the Firth of Forth, it's also Fort William in the show
  • Linlithgow Palace - The birth place to Mary Queen of Scots and Wentworth Prison in the show.
  • Culross - This 16th century village poses as Cranesmuir in Outlander.
  • Falkland - The stand in for Inverness and where Claire & Frank honeymoon
Full description

Choose your most convenient departure point in central Edinburgh from a list of locations, then hop aboard an air-conditioned coach and head to your first location of the day, Midhope Castle, a must for Outlander fans.

The Midhope Castle is the external location of the Fraser family home known as Lallybroch. Spend time at the castle for photos and live out your Outlander fantasy before heading to the next stop, Blackness Castle. Explore the rich history within the castle walls and learn of its multi-functional history as a lordly residence, garrison fortress, and state prison. Fans of Outlander may also recognize that the exterior posed as Fort William, the foreboding headquarters of Black Jack Randall. The tour continues to the town of Linlithgow, famous for its palace, birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots. Here, outlander fans have the opportunity to see Linlithgow Palace, used as the set for the infamous Wentworth Prison in Outlander.

Linlithgow Palace is where Outlander's Jamie was held prisoner and tortured by Black Jack Randall, one of the most intense scenes filmed during the TV series. Enjoy some time for refreshments and exploring before the next stop. Visit Culross next. Several parts of Culross are used to depict the village of Cranesmuir, predominantly for season 1 of Outlander. During your time here, you'll notice many of the scenes come to life as you step into the actual shooting location of the show. Following in the footsteps of Jamie and Claire, stop at the beautiful village of Falkland, nestled between the two Lomond Hills in the Howe of Fife. Fans of Outlander will recognize Falkland as the stand-in for Inverness, where Claire and Frank honeymoon. The last stop of the day is at the viewpoint of South Queensferry. Admire the Firth of Forth and the three magnificent bridges that link Edinburgh to Fife. Stretch your legs and take some final photos. On returning to Edinburgh, choose to be dropped off at Bakehouse Close, a location featured in the third series of Outlander as Jamie's print house.

  • Pickup from selected departure points in central Edinburgh
  • Access to Midhope Castle's grounds
  • Driver-guide
  • Transportation
  • Tips
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch or refreshments
Not suitable for
  • Children under 6 years

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What to bring

  • Camera
  • Cash

Know before you go

  • The itinerary may change due to circumstances such as weather, availability of attractions, and road condition
  • A small number of participants is required to run the tour. In the unlikely event the minimum number is not met and your tour is canceled, a refund, rescheduled date, or alternative tour will be offered
  • Several city center drop-off points are available at the end of your tour and although it might not be exactly where you were picked up, you can discuss the best option for you with your driver-guide
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Excellent day out exploring the outlander film sets. We first travelled to Falkland and had a coffee in the Covenanter . ( Mrs Bairds B/B) Then we went to Culross followed my Linlithgow and blackness castle before finishing up at Midhope castle. Well worth the money and excellent information provided by our very knowledgeable bus driver Brian Midhope castle was closed for filming but Brian still managed to get us a picture outside of the gate . I would go back again for another visit .

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March 29, 2023

Our tour guide Brian had so much knowledge to share with us!! He was so much fun and made us laugh along the way. He walked us around the stops and told us about the history of the area and stories regarding Outlander. The landscapes and sights were absolutely beautiful, we were in awe!!

March 29, 2023

Hi Willy our driver was informative and a great sense of humour, he guided through amazing traffic on time as scheduled. I do have a problem though . Willy pointed out that our trip was for 1 adult and four seniors, I only realize this at the time of departure. Sorry for the confusion and I like to request a refund for 1 adult , after doing some investigation I realized that it’s my error and ask to rectify my situation. , as I am a senior with small income. Thank you for your consideration in advance And I definitely recommend my experience with my fellow Canadians .

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March 29, 2023

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