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Explore the land that inspired Outlander on this epic, 12 day Outlander tour of Scotland.

See where Outlander stars, such as Sam Heughan (Jamie) and Caitriona Balfe (Claire), shot their scenes at Outlander filming locations from season 1, season 2 and season 3 and visit Outlander book locations.

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

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Days

12

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812

Route

Edinburgh - Stirling - Fife - Inverness - Fort William - Glasgow - Dumfries & Galloway - Edinburgh

Highlights

Outlander filming locations, book locations and historic attractions.

Areas Covered

East, North, West & South

Day 1

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Day 1 – Exploring Edinburgh

Spend your first day exploring the story of the Jacobites and Edinburgh’s connections with Prince Charles Edward Stuart, better known as Bonnie Prince Charlie.

This is your chance to learn more about the political landscape that Claire falls into when she travels back in time to 1743, two years before the 1745 Jacobite Rising led by Bonnie Prince Charlie. As you explore Edinburgh’s Old Town keep your eyes peeled for three key Outlander filming locations.

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Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh

Day 2

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Day 2 – A day out to Bo’ness & Linlithgow

Take a ride on a vintage train and tour a beautiful ruined palace on this great day out from Edinburgh. Another lovely stop on your journey from Edinburgh (or on your way back) is South Queensferry, where you can see the iconic Forth Bridges up close.
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Bo'ness & Kinneil Railway © Sony Pictures Television Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Day 3

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Day 3 – Exploring attractions en route to Stirling

Travel from Edinburgh or Linlithgow to Stirling, stopping at two beautiful stately homes and a fortress castle as you go.
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Blackness Castle, Falkirk

Day 4

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Day 4 – A day trip from Stirling

Hop in the car and enjoy a day out from Stirling. Today is the day you’ll visit Doune Castle – otherwise known as Castle Leoch – as well as two other great attractions.

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Doune Castle © Sony Pictures Television Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Day 5

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Day 5 – Historic towns in Fife

Wake up in Stirling before travelling over the Firth of Forth into Fife. Today you’ll visit two beautiful historic towns - Culross and Falkland.
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Falkland © Sony Pictures Television Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Day 6

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Day 6 – Discovering Highland history

Watch the landscape changing from pastoral lowland scenery to rugged Highland peaks as you travel from Falkland to Inverness, stopping en route to visit a replica 1700s Highland settlement.
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© National Trust for Scotland

Day 7

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Day 7 – Exploring Inverness and Loch Ness

Wake up bright and early to get the most of your day in Inverness. Spend the morning exploring the city before heading to Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle.
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Urquhart Castle, Loch Ness © JohnBraid/ DollarPhotoClub

Day 8

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Day 8 – Driving the Great Glen to Fort William

Admire the views of native Caledonian pine forests, glistening lochs and open moorlands as you drive through the Great Glen on your way from Inverness to Glenfinnan. This is the glen that Claire and Jamie rode through after their wedding in the Outlander novels.
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Glenfinnan Monument, Loch Shiel

Day 9

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Day 9 – Exploring Glen Coe en route to Glasgow

Set off from Fort William on your journey south to Glasgow. Your route will take you through one of the most beautiful parts of Scotland – through the deep valley of Glen Coe.
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Glasgow © Sony Pictures Television Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Day 10

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Day 10 – Exploring Glasgow

This is your chance to soak up the vibrant atmosphere of Glasgow – Scotland’s largest city. There are plenty of top attractions to visit today, including Pollok House, Kelvingrove Park and the Hunterian Museum.
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Pollok House, Glasgow

Day 11

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Day 11 - Exploring Ayrshire & Galloway

Drive south west from the vibrant city of Glasgow to explore Ayrshire and the lush landscapes of Dumfries & Galloway, Sam Heughan’s homeland.
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Day 12

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Day 12 – Heading back to Edinburgh

Your final day takes you from Dumfries & Galloway back to Edinburgh, stopping at some great historic attractions en route.
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Traquair House, Innerleithen

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