Linlithgow palace, Outlander tours
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Private Outlander tour of six film locations

From £70 PER ADULT

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February — December

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Our private group tours take up to four people to six Outlander film locations - Linlithgow Palace (Wentworth Prison), Castle Leoch (Doune Castle) Blackness Castle (Fort William) Midhope (Lalllybroch) Hopetoun House and Culross ( Cranesmuir )

Tours start at 10 am . Our private group tours take up to four people to six of the best known Outlander filming locations. We also offer bespoke private tours with the option of choosing your own itinerary .

Tours start from your hotel , accommodation or port in Edinburgh or Glasgow .

  • Linlithgow Palace (Wentworth Prison)
  • Castle Leoch (Doune Castle)
  • Blackness Castle (Fort William)
  • Midhope (Lalllybroch)
  • Hopetoun House 
  • Culross ( Cranesmuir )

Itinerary

On this tour we visit various locations used for filming the hit series Outlander. Based on the best selling novels by Diana Gabaldon, Outlander is filmed in a number of locations in castles and towns in central Scotland.

Doune Castle was built in 1400 for the first Duke of Albany and provides the setting for Castle Leoch in Outlander. It was also the set for Winterfell in Game of Thrones and Monty Python’s Holy Grail. The Great Hall is 20 metres by 8 metres , and 12 metres high to its timber roof, again a 19th-century replacement.The hall has no fireplace, and was presumably heated by a central fire, and ventilated by means of a louvre like the one in the modern roof. No details of the original roof construction are known, however, and the restoration is conjectural.Large windows light the hall, and stairs lead down to the three cellars on ground level.

Blackness Castle goes back to 1440 . The castle provides the setting for Fort William, as the original fort no longer exists.

The castle is long and narrow because of the shape of the rock on which it is situated and it is sometimes called ‘ the ship that never sailed ‘ . It guards the bay at Blackness and is only a few miles from Linlithgow Palace . The first castle was built in the middle of the 15th century by Sir George Crichton , Earl of Caithness , a member of one of the most powerful families in Scotland .

Linlithgow Palace

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

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.

Midhope Castle – Outlander’s Lallybroch

Located on the Hopetoun Estate is Midhope Castle which is the external location for fictional Lallybroch, the family home of character Jamie Fraser. Midhope Castle dates back to the 15th Century and although the exterior is relatively intact the castle is derelict inside and not open to the public ..

Hopetoun House

Hopetoun House was designed by William Bruce and then altered and extended by William Adam, Hopetoun House is one of the finest examples of 18th century architecture in Britain.

The magnificent interiors which have remained virtually unchanged for three centuries reflect the elegance of the Georgian era and are decorated with the best period furniture, paintings, tapestries and clocks, with beautifully crafted finishes of carving, gilding and plaster work.

Culross

 Culross, in Fife is the location for Cranesmuir. Geillis Duncan’s house is in Culross and the picturesque town square where Geillis is sentenced to burn for being a witch. Jamie and Claire rescue the thief, Tammas, in Cranesmuir when his ear is pinned to the post. 

Contact details

Private tours Edinburgh
40 Dunvegan Place
Polmont
Falkirk
Scotland
FK2 0NX
Starting
Edinburgh Edinburgh - City Centre Edinburgh Airport Glasgow 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

Tour prices

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  • £70 Per adult
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Private tours Edinburgh

Private tours Edinburgh offers professional tours of Scotland with an expert guide on hand to give advice, information and assistance . Our Outlander tours feature visits to Lallybroch ( Midhope Castle ) & Castle Leoch (Doune Castle). Our five castles tours feature Doune Castle, Stirling Castle , Linlithgow Palace, Midhope castle & Blackness Castle. Our Falkirk tour features a visit to the Kelpies and the Falkirk Wheel . Our whisky tours feature a visit to a Highland distillery. Private transfers from Edinburgh Airport to St Andrews and Fife .Phone 07305-294773 for more details

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