Outlander Day Tour from Edinburgh

Explore the land that inspired Outlander on this epic Outlander Day Tour from Edinburgh. Multi-day tours also available on request.

See where Outlander stars, such as Sam Heughan (Jamie) and Caitriona Balfe (Claire), shot their scenes at Outlander filming sights along with visits to crucial Outlander book locations.

Along the way you’ll learn about several critical historic attractions with real-life Jacobite connections, where you can delve into the true story of the Jacobite cause.

In a single day from Edinburgh it is possible to visit several significant Outlander fan spots.

Doune Castle

Built as the home of Regent Albany, ‘Scotland’s Uncrowned King’. His rich tastes can be seen clearly in the architecture of the medieval courtyard castle.

This striking ruin doubles as the exterior of Castle Leoch, home to Colum MacKenzie and his clan in the 18th- century.

This is one of the top Outlander spots but this castle is also historically relevant from when the Jacobites took the castle from government troops in 1745 and, following the 1746 Battle of Falkirk, government prisoners were held there.

Jacobite connection and filming location – season 1

Blackness Castle

A 15th-century fortress on the banks of the Firth of Forth.

Featured as Black Jack Randall’s headquarters in Fort William. Its internal courtyard is shown in the heart-wrenching scenes from Jamie’s incarceration.

Filming location – season 1 & 2

Hopetoun House

A beautiful 17th-century stately home surrounded by a vast, 6,500 acre estate.

Various parts of the house and grounds have played roles in Outlander:

  • The Duke of Sandringham’s stately home
  • The spare room in Jamie and Claire's Paris apartment
  • The Hawkins Estate
  • The backdrop for Parisian streets
  • The stables at Helwater and the exterior of Ellesmere

Filming location – season 1, 2 & 3

Midhope Castle (on Hopetoun Estate)

A 15th-century castle with beautiful intact exterior but derelict interior.

Features as the exterior of Jamie’s beloved Lallybroch.

Filming location – season 1, 2 & 3

Price on Request

Departure days

  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • Sunday

January — December

Contact details

Sleigh's Scotland

21 Circus Lane

Tour information


  • Edinburgh


1 Day


  • Driver guide


  • Bespoke
  • Private
  • Small Group (1-16)


  • Film and TV
  • History
  • Literature
Sleigh's Scotland

Tour company information

Sleigh's Scotland

Experts in Scottish Tourism since 1974, we offer unrivaled luxury packages and unique cultural experiences across Scotland. We pride ourselves in being able to completely customise packages to meet each client’s individual needs and interests. Whether it’s finding a castle to host a special family celebration, organising helicopter transport to a remote picnic spot, or fishing with an eagle, our specialist knowledge, attention to detail and desire to provide the highest level of service can help make even the most ambitious of dreams reality.

Opening times

Monday to Friday 9am-6pm

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