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The 4-Day Outlander Experience
- Midhope – Closed from 22nd December to 21st April
- Drummond Castle – Closed from 1st May to 31st October
- Private Tour 1-6 people | Suitable from +5 years old
Experience the Outlander Feels!
Come and join us for this epic experience that is a must for every fan of the hit TV series Outlander. Travel through the ancient glens and discover hidden castles and villages where Jamie and Claire shared their adventures.
- Departs from your accommodation at 9 a.m.
- Returns at 6 p.m. approximately
- Bring waterproof clothing and walking shoes.
- Transportation and air conditioning as standard
- The stories and services of an English-speaking driver-guide
- Estimated cash needed for lunch and visitor attractions would be £100
- Entry fees to visitor attractions and accommodation
- Lunch stops
- Day 1 – Glasgow or Edinburgh
- Days 2 & 3 – Inverness
- Day 4 – Back to Glasgow or Edinburgh
We start our adventure at Linlithgow Palace, which was used for the scenes for Wentworth prison. Linlithgow Palace was a royal pleasure palace where Mary Queen of Scots was born. Walk through one of the most spectacular ruins in Scotland and follow in the footsteps of royalty.
We then take the short drive to Blackness Castle, which was used for Fort William, where Jamie was flogged by the sinister Jack Randall. Climb the walls of the ‘ship that never sailed’ and enjoy the sweeping views of the Firth of Forth.
We then travel towards Midhope castle, which is essential for every Outlander fan as it was the site for Jamie’s home, Lallybroch. Walk around the courtyard and remember some of the most iconic scenes from Outlander.
In the afternoon, we arrive at Falkland, which was the site for the 1940s Inverness scenes in season 1. Walk through this charming village and you will instantly recognise Mrs. Baird’s guesthouse and Jamie’s fountain.
We then drive you back to your accommodation and look forward to picking you up in the morning for our next adventure.
We head north today and soon arrive at the beautiful village of Culross, which was the perfect setting for the fictional village of Cranesmuir in Outlander. Explore the cobbled stone streets, which were home to Geillis Duncan and her ill-fated husband, Arthur.
We then head towards Doune Castle, which was the site for Castle Leoch, home to Colum MacKenzie and his clan in the 18th-century episodes in season 1. This impressive 14th-century building is heaped with history and is one of Scotland’s most famous film locations. Free audio guides are also available to tell you how the castle was used in Outlander narrated by Sam Heughan.
We continue our drive north towards the beautiful Drummond Castle, which is famous for its 17th-century Scottish Renaissance gardens. These gardens were the perfect setting for the gardens of Versailles in season 2, where Claire and Jamie unexpectedly come across “Black Jack” Randall.
We then travel towards one of the most iconic of all Outlander locations, Craigh Na Dun. This is where Claire travels through the stones to 1743 and starts her epic adventures. Unfortunately, you will not find any standing stones here, but the site is of historical importance as it is an iron aged homestead or ring fort.
We then drop you off at your accommodation.
Our first stop of the day is at the Highland Folk Museum, which was used in the episode ‘Rent’ in season 1. The buildings have been authentically built using 18th-century methods and were used for the scenes when Jamie and Claire were accompanied by Colum MacKenzie to collect the taxes.
We then take the drive up to the Clava cairn, which was the inspiration for Craigh Na Dun in Outlander. These stones are believed to be over 4000 years old and were once used as an ancient burial ground. The cemetery remained a sacred place in the landscape for over a millennium and provides many clues to the beliefs of Bronze Age society.
We then travel to the Culloden battlefield. This is a powerfully moving site of the final Jacobite Rising, the last and most harrowing pitched battle to be fought on British soil. Headstones mark the graves of hundreds of clansmen who gave their lives for the Jacobite cause. There is no escaping the eerie emotions Culloden evokes. Explore the interactive visitor centre and battlefield, view fascinating artifacts from both sides of the confrontation, and experience the battle in the immersive surround sound cinema.
The formidable Fort George is our final location for the day. It was built in the wake of the Battle of Culloden (1746) as a secure base for King George II’s army. Fort George took 22 years to complete, by which time the Jacobite threat had subsided, but it has served the British Army for almost 250 years since. Walk around the main ramparts and discover the barrack rooms where soldiers used to live. You can also explore the history of the Highlander war museum, which is the largest regimental museum outside Edinburgh.
We then drive you back to your accommodation.
The final day of our 4-Day Outlander Experience starts at the stunning Urquhart Castle, which sits by the shores of Loch Ness. Discover more than 1000 years of history, as the castle has been home to some of the most historic chapters of Scotland’s story. Urquhart Castle was a government stronghold during the Jacobite risings and was blown up when Clan Grant decided to leave the castle for good, stopping the enemy from taking it for themselves.
We then travel south through the Great Glen towards the Glenfinnan monument. The monument was built in 1815 to commemorate the clansmen who fought and died in the cause of Prince Charles Edward Stuart. The Prince’s standard was raised here on the 19th of August 1745 at the head of Loch Shiel and was the last attempt to reinstate the exiled Stuarts on the throne of Great Britain and Ireland.
We continue our drive south towards the magnificent Glencoe. Feel history come alive when we tell the tales of the massacre of the Macdonald clan, which took place in 1692 when Scottish soldiers led by Captain Robert Campbell led their sinister assault and killed 38 men, women, and children. The Scottish Highlands would never be the same again.
From here, we drive you back to your accommodation of choice.