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The Outlander, Palaces & Jacobites Experience (Edinburgh)

From £42 per adult

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January — December

Visit 3 castles, a mansion and a picturesque village. See Midhope Castle - family home of Jamie Fraser, explore Blackness Castle - the Headquarters of Black Jack, discover Doune Castle - home of the Clan MacKenzie and much more..

Departing from Edinburgh, our Outlander tour travels north-west, venturing to Midhope Castle**, also known as Outlander's 'Lallybroch Castle'. Pause for some photos here to soak in the atmospheric surroundings before we journey onwards.

Following in the footsteps of Claire and Jamie, our Outlander tour continues to Blackness Castle*, the Headquarters of Outlander's Black Jack Randall, on the shores of the Firth of Forth. This castle dates back to the 15th Century; home to the Crichton family, its mighty fortifications make this ancient castle look like a 'ship that never sailed'. Spend time here exploring its magnificent walls and enjoy breathtaking views over the Firth of Forth.

We then journey on to the Royal Burgh of Linlithgow, where you will have the opportunity to visit Linlithgow Palace*, Outlander's 'Wentworth Prison'. The palace was originally used as a relaxing retreat for the Royal Family on journeys between Edinburgh and Stirling Castle. Its impressive towers overlook stunning scenery.

Following in the footsteps of Claire and Jamie, our Outlander tour continues to Doune Castle*, the home of Outlanders' Clan MacKenzie, where you can take an audio tour narrated by Sam Heughan (Jamie Fraser). We stop here to explore the castle and its atmospheric grounds.

We then travel to the Royal Burgh of Culross. A tiny village nestled on the coast of Fife, Culross is arguably the best example of a 17th Century village in Scotland. The gardens here feature in Claire's herb garden, and the Mercat Cross in Outlanders' Cranesmuir Village. Here we stop with plenty of time to explore the village and its cobbled streets and quaint Biscuit Café.

Our final stop of the day is Hopetoun House*. The grand stately home dates back to the 17th Century and is set in a beautiful country estate, surrounded by a deer park and nature trails. Here we have the setting for the home of Outlander's Duke of Sandringham, and a magnificent home it is! You may choose to tour the House, or explore its grounds, before we head back to Edinburgh, where our unique Outlander tour ends.

PLEASE NOTE

**Midhope Castle is occasionally closed due to filming, events and the season. We will provide a suitable alternative when this occurs. Apologies in advance.

Contact details

Timberbush Tours Ltd
555 Castlehill
Royal Mile
Edinburgh
Edinburgh
United Kingdom
EH1 2ND
Starting
Edinburgh - City Centre
Length
1
Day
Transport
Coach Small coach
Type
Medium Group (17-30) Small Group (1-16)
Languages
English
Themes
Castles History

Tour prices

From

  • £42 Per Adult
  • £40 Per child
  • £40 Concession

Attractions

Tour company information

Timberbush Tours Ltd

With 22 years’ experience, we are one of Scotland’s longest running tour operators who offer a wide range of 1, 2, 3 & 5 day tours of the Scottish Highlands and Islands, running daily from our Edinburgh, Glasgow and Inverness. We will take you on a journey of discovery around Scotland’s best tourist attractions and historical sites as well as off-the-beaten-track beauty spots. We love nothing more than showing guests around our beloved Scotland, taking in sights such as Skye, Loch Ness, Stirling Castle, Glencoe, Rosslyn Chapel and many others.

Opening times

Daily: 07:00 - 22:00

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