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Our private group visits five castles used as Outlander film locations. This tour visits Midhope Castle ( Lallybroch ) , Doune Castle ( Castle Leoch ) , Linlithgow Palace (Wentworth Prison ) , Aberdour Castle and Blackness Castle

The Outlander TV series continues to be a smash hit in the UK and America .  Five Scottish castles in particular feature heavily in the story lines – Midhope Castle ( Lallybroch ) , Doune Castle ( Castle Leoch ) , Linlithgow Palace (Wentworth Prison ) , Aberdour Castle ( Sainte Anne de Beaupré’s monastery ) and Blackness Castle ( Fort William army headquarters ) .

Midhope Castle – Lallybroch

Those seeking a glimpse of the ancestral home of Jamie Fraser won’t find the real Lallybroch deep in the Highlands.

Scenes were shot at Midhope Castle on the fringes of the Hopetoun Estate near South Queensferry.

Midhope was built in the 15th Century and was built by John Martyne, laird of Medhope. It was rebuilt in the mid 1600s and remains much the same today.

Visitors are asked to admire Midhope from a distance as the interior remains largely derelict.

Midhope Castle is the external location for fictional Lallybroch, the family home of character Jamie Fraser , and it is located on the Hopetoun Estate . Midhope Castle dates back to the 15th Century and although the exterior is relatively intact the castle is derelict inside. Midhope Castle tours can be booked on

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Doune Castle – Castle Leoch

Originally dating to the 13th Century, Doune Castle near Stirling plays Castle Leoch, home to Colum MacKenzie and his clan.

It also features in the 20th century episode when Claire and Frank Randall visit the castle on a day trip.

Once a Royal residence, Doune Castle was rebuilt by Robert Stewart, Duke of Albany in the late 14th Century.

Doune has appeared several times on screen and was widely used in Monty Python and the Holy Grail. It also represented the castle Winterfell in Game of Thrones.

 

 

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Linlithgow Palace – Wentworth Prison

This royal pleasure palace and birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots became the backdrop for some of the most harrowing scenes of the show.

Depicted as Wentworth Prison, the prison corridors and entrance were used in episode 15 of the first series when Jamie Fraser was brutally incarcerated by his adversary, Black Jack Randall.

Built in the 1400s and 1500s, the now-ruined palace is set among the spectacular surrounds of Linlithgow Loch and Peel.

 

 

 

 

Aberdour Castle – Sainte Anne de Beaupré’s monastery

The Kingdom of Fife posed as the north of France in Season One when Aberdour – possibly Scotland’s oldest standing castle, was depicted as The Abbey of Ste. Anne de Beaupré.

The fictional Benedictine monastery is where Jamie Fraser was taken to recover from his ordeal at Wentworth Prison. Happily, one of his six uncles was an abbot there.

The Old Kitchen and Long Gallery at Aberdour, in the village of Easter Aberdour, feature in the show.

The original hall house of Aberdour was built around 1200 by Alan de Mortimer with the castle largely the creation of the Douglas Earls of Morton, who held Aberdour from the 14th century.

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Blackness Castle – Fort William army headquarters

One of Scotland’s most impressive strongholds, Blackness Castle near Linlithgow was used as the Fort William headquarters of Black Jack Randall.

The 15th-century ex-artillery fortress overlooks the Firth of Forth and is known as “the ship that never sailed” due to its unusual shape.

It was built in the 15th century by one of Scotland’s most powerful families, the Crichtons.

Contact details

Outlander tours Edinburgh
40 Dunvegan Place
Polmont
Falkirk
Scotland
FK2 0NX
Starting
Edinburgh - City Centre Edinburgh Airport Glasgow Airport Glasgow City Centre
Length
1
Day
Transport
Driver guide
Type
Bespoke Private Small Group (1-16)
Languages
English
Themes
Ancestry Castles Film and TV History Literature

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Outlander tours Edinburgh

Outlander tours Edinburgh offers professional private tours of Outlander film locations with an expert guide on hand to give advice, information and assistance . Our Outlander tours feature visits to film locations around Scotland , including the Bruce Fountain in Falkland , Doune Castle, Linlithgow Palace and Blackness Castle. Our five castles tours feature visits to Doune Castle, Stirling Castle , Linlithgow Palace, Midhope castle and Blackness Castle. Our Falkirk tour features a visit to the Kelpies , the Falkirk Wheel and Callendar House .

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9 am to 5 pm Monday to Saturday

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