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Mercat Tours Outlander tour of Edinburgh
Advocate' s Close, Edinburgh © Mercat Tours

Mercat Tours - Edinburgh Outlander Experience

From £15 per adult

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January — December

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Edinburgh, 1745. The Jacobite rising has reached the city gates, and Bonnie Prince Charlie is met by a cheering crowd, 20,000 strong. Amid the chaos of rebellion, we find Claire and Jamie, two characters entwined in a story that spans centuries.

Tracing the real events that inspired Diana Gabaldon’s acclaimed novels, this walking tour captures the spirit of the Jacobite rebellion in Edinburgh – the Redcoats, the Highlanders and the smell of gunpowder in the air. 

“Edinburgh was a small city – no more than a single high street, with the tiny ill-lit wynds and closes opening off it. Ladywalk Wynd was one of the poorer ones” - Claire Randal, Dragonfly in Amber, 1992

Behind the scenes of fact and fiction

Your expert tour guide will take you deep into the Old Town, to the places where history was made: Tolbooth Jail, Canongate Kirkyard and the World’s End Tavern. You will visit some of the sites familiar in Dragonfly in Amber and Voyager and you will hear Diana Gabaldon’s descriptions of Jamie and Claire’s experiences in this historic capital city. If Edinburgh is the setting for the second Outlander novel, you’re going behind the scenes.


Contact details

Mercat Tours
28 Blair Street
Edinburgh
Edinburgh
Scotland
EH1 1QR
Starting
Edinburgh Edinburgh & The Lothians Edinburgh - City Centre
Length
2
Hours
Transport
Walking
Type
Medium Group (17-30)
Languages
English
Themes
City Family Film and TV History Literature Outdoor Activities Walking Walking/Hiking

Tour prices

From

  • £15 Per Adult
  • £13 Concession
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Prices are subject to change depending on season

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Tour company information

Mercat Tours

Mercat Tours are the original five-star history and ghost tour company in Edinburgh. Established over 32 years ago, our accredited guides bring Edinburgh’s stories to life every day. We explore Edinburgh Castle, the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the National Museum of Scotland and our Blair Street Underground Vaults. We offer Edinburgh experiences in English, French and German With guaranteed departures on our small group tours.

Opening times

Daily 9am to 10pm

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