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Dunfermline Abbey and Palace
Dunfermline town

OUTLANDER LOCATIONS TOUR

From £15 per adult

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January — December

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Luxury private hire tour for 1 to 4 people. We do not charge per person. The vehicle hire is 45 pounds sterling per hour. Tour length 4 hours.

The ancient Kingdom of Fife is a small but extremely varied area. It contains many buildings of historical interest and well preserved locations. Hence, it was chosen as a backdrop for the filming of some of the ´Outlander´ series, come with us and visit a few of them as well as 2 others closer to Edinburgh.

The village of Culross and Culross Palace, were sets for the filming of the fictional ´Cranesmuir’ in series 1, 2 and latterly series 4. The village is an excellent example of a Scottish Burgh from the 17th and 18th centuries, with many properties having been restored with the assistance of the National Trust for Scotland. Although the white painted buildings were changed to a dull grey for the filming, they are never the less instantly recognisable. Wander around the little cobbled streets and drink in the atmosphere.

Leaving Fife we make the short journey to West Lothian over the Kincardine bridge to Blackness Castle which stands on the southern bank of the River Forth and has often been called “The Ship That Never Sailed” due to its outline, reminiscent of a ship. Dating to the 1440’s the castle was built to protect Blackness, it being the main port for The Royal Burgh of Linlithgow, a popular residence for Royalty at the time. The castle was also used as a prison and gives us the Outlander set for the headquarters of Black Jack Randall in Fort William and the scene of Jamie’s tragic incarceration. Season 1 & 2. The castle also proved popular during the making of the Netflix film, Outlaw King.

Hopetoun House close to South Queensferry on the outskirts of the capital city of Edinburgh is a beautiful noble building displaying some of Scotland´s best architecture. Hopetoun House is home to the Marquis of Linlithgow but in the Outlander series, it doubles as a stately home owned by the Duke of Sandringham. It also provides the setting for Parisian streets, a room in the Paris apartment of Jamie and Claire, the Ellesmere and Hawkins estate and the stables at Helwater. Series 1, 2 and 3. The massive scale of Hopetoun House has been cut to fit in Outlander, where wings of the House have been digitally erased.

Heading back into Fife, this time over the new Queesnferry Crossing. Thought to date back to the 12th century, Aberdour Castle, masquerades as the Benedictine monastery where Claire and Murtagh take Jamie to recover from his prison ordeal and the injuries he suffered at the hands of ‘Black Jack’.

Further along the coast we reach Dysart. The harbourmaster´s house and the harbour at Dysart, lying just outside of Kirkcaldy, were transformed to portray the French harbour of Le Harve, as it would have been in the 18th century, where the twin masted sailing cutter ‘The Reaper’ which Jamie and Claire escape to France on, was berthed.

Moving away from the coast to Balgonie Castle, the scene of ‘Eldridge Manor’ and home of the ‘MacRannochs’. Owned privately, the castle has been lovingly restored in part. Tours can be arranged directly with the Castle but bookings must be made prior to any visit.

Turning north, we head inland to Falkland, in the heart of Fife, doubling up as Inverness for the Outlander series. Several locations in the village were used to depict Inverness in the 1940s. One of the opening scenes being the Bruce Fountain looking up to the window of Mrs Baird´s B & B, actually filmed at the Covenantor Hotel.

The length of this tour is approx 6 hours, including coffee and lunch break. If you wish to visit any of the attractions, time must be added to your tour accordingly. Please contact us for advice. Please note the price for this tour is 45 pounds sterling per hour, for 1 - 4 people. We charge per car, not per person. For further information, please contact us at www.fifetours.com

Please note that Hopetoun House and gardens are not open to the public during winter, they re-open at Easter.

Contact details

fifetours.com
40
MacPherson Avenue
Dunfermline
Scotland
KY11 8XA
Starting
Dunfermline and West Fife Edinburgh Kirkcaldy, Leven and District
Length
½
Day
Type
Bespoke Private
Languages
English Spanish
Themes
Castles Film and TV History Photography

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fifetours.com

We are a family owned luxury private tour and transfer company for up to 8 passengers. Our aim is to show you the very best of The Kingdom of Fife, Central Scotland, Edinburgh and the Borders. We offer a range of tours and also the ability to have a bespoke tour, where you can visit exactly what YOU want to visit. You will be driven in privacy, safety and comfort, stopping where YOU want to stop and spending the time YOU want to spend at any given location. We also offer airport and social event transfers. Call us today to discuss YOUR tour of beautiful Scotland or transfer.

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We are open to discuss your requirements 9am - 6pm Monday to Sunday all year. Tours are any day of the week you choose, with a start and finish time convenient to you.

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