For the past 7 years Emma & Anne, and the growing team at Mary’s Meanders, have been welcoming visitors from all over the World to share in our enthusiasm for our local area and enjoy tales of history and local traditions. We particularly love chatting about our specialist subjects Outlander, Mary, Queen of Scots, filming and Ancestry Tours.
Experience more than 20 different Outlander’s filming locations during a five day, fun-filled tour staying with like-minded Outlander fans in a luxury self- catering cottage. It will be intimate, informative, professional, and great fun.
Travelling solo? There’s no single supplement – everyone pays the same price.
Your hosts will be Anne and Emma, dedicated Outlander fans, award-winning guides with lots of histories and tales to share. Anne and Emma have been offering location tours since the series first aired and had the pleasure of taking Outlander author, Diana Gabaldon, on their tour in March 2019.
You will be safely transported around by their friendly driver in a premium minibus.
This will be an ideal trip for solo travellers as your hosts will be onsite to provide support and advice and you will soon become friends with your fellow fans.
This tour is primarily about the filming locations. We recommend you arrive a couple of days early if you want to visit Edinburgh sites such as Edinburgh Castle or take a trip to Glasgow.
We recommend you stay at The Apex Grassmarket Hotel the evening before the tour starts as we pick up from there.
The accommodation is a mixture of double and twin rooms (2 single beds). These are allocated according to need but we would appreciate people being willing to share. In many cases, you will be sharing a bathroom with one other person.
Walking tour of the Royal Mile
Blackness Castle (Fort William)
St Michael’s Church
Free time in the Royal and Ancient Burgh of Linlithgow
Fun evening mixer to settle in and get to know each other at cottages -Evening meal at cottages
Culross (Cranesmuir & Bonnie Prince Charlie War cabinet)
Midhope Castle (Lallybroch)
Hopetoun House (Duke of Sandringham’s home S1, French scenes S2, Elsmere and Helwater S3)
Lunch at own cost
Scottish Evening Meal Linlithgow
Highland Folk Museum
Doune Castle (Castle Leoch)
Deanston Distillery (Uncle Jared’s warehouse and purveyor of great whisky!)
Tibbermore Church (Witch Trials)
Drummond Castle Gardens (Palace of Versailles
Tullibardine Chapel (Where Rupert loses his eye)
Meal in Cottage with entertainment – probably Gillebride MacMillan, Gwyllyn the Bard from Outlander and award-winning Gaelic singer.
Craigmillar Castle – (Ardsmuir)
Glencorse Kirk – (Wedding scene) if available
Drop off to Edinburgh City Centre
We will also include a trip to The Kelpies. Probably in the evening to see them lit up.