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Outlander, Palaces and Jacobites Experience - Winter Edition

Departure point:
1-Day Tour
08:30am - 5:30pm
From: £54

Wednesday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday (October - March)

Accommodation is payable on arrival

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Outlander is brilliant, and we think that we should be able to celebrate it and take you to some of your favourite locations from the show all year round. That's why we are introducing our new winter Outlander tour from Edinburgh.

We begin our day by departing Edinburgh from the Royal Mile, taking in some of the sites of the city as we make our way towards the first stop of the day, the Royal Burgh of Culross, a small village situated on the coast of Fife on the other side of the Forth. Culross 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.

From there, we travel further west towards Doune Castle, which featured as Castle Leoch in the show, the seat of Clan MacKenzie. You might also recognise this medieval stronghold from many other different films and tv programmes such as Game of Thrones and Monty Python and the Holy Grail. On our way, we will pass the historic and imposing Stirling Castle which sits proudly over the city of Stirling, high on volcanic rock.

We continue south, back to the other side of the Forth to Callendar House near Falkirk, the kitchen here was used as part of 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 will also stop here for lunch.

Our winter Outlander tour travels east, to the Royal Burgh of Linlithgow, where you will the opportunity to visit Linlithgow Palace, Outlander’s Wentworth Prison. The palace, with its impressive grounds overlooking stunning scenery, was originally used as a relaxing retreat for the Royal Family on journeys between Edinburgh and Stirling Castle.

Our final stop of the day before we return to Edinburgh will be at 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. As it’s winter, it might be getting dark, but assuming it’s a clear day, you should be able to see the bridges illuminated in all their glory. Our tour will then return to Edinburgh in the evening.

Tour Overview

Total Distance104 miles
Pick upOutside Green Ensign Ewart Pub, Edinburgh at 8:15am.
Group size16 - 32 people
AvailabilityOctober - March
Minimum ageTravellers need to be at least 4 years-old

A couple of things To know

  • Digital translations
  • Knowledgeable Driver-Guide
  • Luxury Modern air-conditioned coach
Not Included
  • Entrance to attractions
  • Food and Drink

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the departure point?

Your tour departs from outside the green Ensign Ewart pub, at 521-523 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2PE.

View a map of our departure point.

You can also find us by Edinburgh Public Transport

Check-in opens 15 minutes prior to the stated departure time and closes 5 minutes prior to the stated departure time. We recommend that all passengers arrive in this window as tours must depart on schedule.

Are the optional extras included?

No, optional extras are not included in the tour price.

The price of your one day tour from Edinburgh includes the services of a friendly, knowledgeable and experienced Driver-Guide and transportation on one of our luxury, modern, air-conditioned coaches.

All optional extras - attraction entrance fees, loch cruises, food and drinks, etc - are not included in the price of your tour. This is to allow our guests the freedom to choose which optional extras they would like to take part in on the day.

Optional extras for your tour (prices from August 2023) are as follows:

  • Blackness Castle: Adults: £7.50, Concession: £6, Child (7-15): £4.50, Child (Under 7): Free
  • Linlithgow Palace: Adults (16-64): £8, Concession (65+ and unemployed): £6, Child (7-15): £4
Do I need to pre-book the optional extras?

No, you don't need to worry about pre-booking any of the optional extras.

All of the optional extras can be booked on the day and your Driver-Guide will advise you of how to book. We negotiate discounted rates for you, ensuring you'll always get a great deal at Scotland's top visitor attractions.

If you have any questions about this please contract our Reservations Team on +44 (0) 131 226 6066 - open 07:00 to 22:00 daily.

Is the tour in English?

Yes, all of our tours are in English. 

Your tour will be taken by an experienced, knowledgeable and friendly English-speaking Driver-Guide.

What should I bring with me?

As we like to give you as much time off the coach as possible with the opportunity for walks, we recommend you bring warm and/or waterproof clothing and wear comfortable walking shoes. On rainy winter days, an umbrella might be useful as well.

Don't forget your camera to capture all of the lovely scenery and wildlife you'll encounter on your tour.

Since we cannot allow hot food on our buses, we also recommend bringing a cold packed lunch with you to make the most of your time at each stop, this would be particularly time-saving in the busier months.

If you can’t find what you are looking for, don't worry! Just because it's not here, doesn't mean we can't do it. Have a look at our private tour page or contact us directly, and we will make it happen!

Departure point:
1-Day Tour
08:30am - 5:30pm
From: £54