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From Edinburgh: Outlander, Palaces and Jacobites Tour

1. From Edinburgh: Outlander, Palaces and Jacobites Tour

Depart Edinburgh and journey northwest to Midhope Castle (April 1 to September 24), site of Lallybroch Castle in the time travel TV series "Outlander." Next, stop in the Royal Burgh of Linlithgow and enjoy a photo stop at Linlithgow Palace (Wentworth Prison in "Outlander"), originally a royal retreat between Edinburgh and Stirling Castle. Continue to the 14th-century country pile of Callandar House, where ties to Rome's northern frontier in Europe at the Antonine Wall have been traced. Following in the footsteps of Claire and Jamie, visit Falkland, Outlander's Inverness. Many of the streets here were used as filming locations in Outlander, including when Claire sees Jamie's ghost. Move on to the Royal Burgh of Culross to discover a tiny village nestled on the coast of Fife. Arguably the best example of a 17th-century Scottish village, the gardens at Culross were featured in "Outlander" as Claire's herb garden, as was the mercat cross (market cross) from Cranesmuir Village. Saunter along the cobblestone streets and see the quaint Biscuit Café before stopping for photos at Tuilyies Standing Stones (time permitting). End the day at South Queensferry for beautiful views over the Forth and photos of the Forth Rail Bridges.

Outlander Private Tour - Shore Excursion From Edinburgh

2. Outlander Private Tour - Shore Excursion From Edinburgh

Whether you're a highlander or a sassenach, this tour has something for every fan of the show and books. Your guide cannot wait to show you the locations and inspiration for the Outlander world that Diana Gabaldon created. On your travels you will take in the Duke of Sandringham's home, the French home that Claire and Jamie occupied. You will visit Castle Leoch, the Grand Palace of Versailles, the train station where Claire and Frank said their goodbyes, the prison headquarters of Captain "Black Jack" Randal,l as well as the many breathtaking landscapes as you travel from site to site. This will be an adventure you will never forget as you too will be transported back to the 1740s just as Claire was. You may even be lucky enough to actually watch the Outlander show being filmed. The outlander tour contains filming locations from season 1, 2, and 3, and also from the books Dragonfly in Amber and Voyager. This is full day tour and will last up to 8 hours depending on traffic. This will allow you plenty of time for photographs and to visit the filming locations (where access is permitted).

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What people are saying about Hopetoun House

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 298 reviews

Everything went well. Communication with the provider went very well. I felt like I was back in time for 1 day, Jamie and Claire up close. With the 8 other people in the group it was very pleasant. Because of the same interests, it was easy to start a conversation. Our tour guide Michael shortened the travel time for us with historical and funny stories. On site, he always gave us time to walk through the city on our own, which I thought was great. I had considered canceling a few days earlier because I had a foot injury and was afraid I wouldn't be able to keep up with the pace, but my fears were unfounded. I was completely satisfied with the tour and can only recommend it. I'll be happy to come back to that next time. Many thanks to Timberbush Tour and our Scottish guide Michael, who made this day unforgettable.

We visited several Outlander locations, always with a lot of explanations and friendliness from the guide. The day was very pleasant, ending in the charming town of Falkland, with many cafes and eateries. The guide Paul was sensational, telling many stories and even singing the Outlander theme song.

Day that went really well with our guide, Paul B. We couldn't see Midhope Castle dit Lallybroch because there was a filming there. I recommend this visit to everyone, we discovered a lot of things.

Great day, the guide was interesting, passionate, kind, caring and the places were beautiful

what a great way to see what we wanted to visit with a very comfortable ride and guide