Midhope Castle, 'Lallybroch'


The Outlander, Palaces & Jacobites Experience (Edinburgh)

Experience Midhope; Outlander's Lallybroch, enjoy time at Falkland, the set for Inverness in Outlander and enjoy time at Culross; home of Claire's herb garden and Cranesmuir Village's Mercat Cross.

We begin our day in Edinburgh, departing from the Royal Mile and taking in some of the sights of Scotland’s capital as we head to our first stop of the day; Midhope Castle*. This 16th century Tower House was the backdrop to Lallybroch; Jamie Fraser’s family home. Spend time here for photos and soak up the atmosphere and keep an eye out for Jamie, just in case.

From there, we continue onwards to Blackness, home to Blackness Castle. In Outlander, Blackness Castle is used as the set for Fort William, the headquarters of Black Jack Randall. It has also appeared in Hamlet and is known as “the ship that never sailed” due to its distinctive boat-like shape that protrudes into the Forth. Look down the Forth towards Edinburgh and see all 3 Forth Bridges, representing three centuries of Scottish engineering and connecting the Lothians with the Kingdom of Fife.

Our Outlander tour travels west, to the Royal Burgh of Linlithgow, where you will 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. We will also spend enough time here in Linlithgow for you to get some lunch and explore the town.

After a short journey further westward, we will arrive at Callendar House near Falkirk, it was used as the kitchen in the Duke of Sandringham’s home in season 2 of the show. This beautiful mansion has traditional Scottish architecture with elements resembling a French Renaissance chateau.

We then travel north across to the other side of the Forth and visit the Royal Burgh of Culross. The small village is arguably the best example of a 17th Century village in Scotland. The gardens here feature as Claire’s herb garden, and the Mercat Cross in Outlanders’ Cranesmuir Village.

We then return to the other side of the Forth and visit Hopetoun House, which features in Outlander as the Duke of Sandringham’s home. This stunning stately home is situated on over 100 acres of designed landscape and reflects some of the brilliant work of Scottish architects Sir William Bruce and William Adam.

On our return journey to Edinburgh in the evening, we will pass by the Forth Bridges. These three bridges are used to connect the Lothians to the Kingdom of Fife and represent three centuries of Scottish engineering, with the newest bridge, the Queensferry Crossing having only been completed in 2017. After this, we return to Edinburgh where our Outlander tour comes to an end.

*Optional attraction - admission not included in our tour price.

From £52 per adult

Departure days

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

January — December

Contact details

Timberbush Tours Ltd

555 Castlehill
Royal Mile
United Kingdom

Tour information


  • Edinburgh - City Centre


1 Day


  • Coach
  • Small coach


  • Medium Group (17-30)
  • Small Group (1-16)


  • English


  • Castles
  • History

Tour prices

From £52 Per Adult £50 Per Child £50 Concession

Prices are subject to change depending on season

Tour Stops

Timberbush Tours Ltd

Tour company information

Timberbush Tours Ltd

With over 25 years experience, we are one of Scotland’s longest running tour operators who offer a wide range of 1, 2 & 3 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 our adventurers around our beloved Scotland, taking in sights such as Skye, Loch Ness, Stirling Castle, Glencoe, the Harry Potter Train and many others.

Opening times

Daily: 07:00 - 22:00

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