Outlander Tour – 3 Day

Cultural Tour
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Mary's Meanders

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.

  • 3 Days
  • Group Tour
  • Scotland

Discover the best of the Outlander Filming Locations in the wild and beautiful heartland of Scotland on this 3-day tour beginning at Linlithgow Train Station. The meeting point is a short 20-minute direct train ride from the centre of Edinburgh, and just a few moments from our first stop at Wentworth Prison, known by locals as Linlithgow Palace.

During the 3-day Outlander tour, you will be immersed in historical tales of intrigue, romance, and adventure whilst remembering your favourite scenes from Outlander.

Great for Outlander fans and Scottish Castle lovers. Limited to 14 people per tour.

 

Departure & Return Location

  • Tour Departs 9:00 hrsLinlithgow Train Station, Station Road, Linlithgow
  • Tour Returns 17:00 hrsLinlithgow Train Station, Station Road, Linlithgow

Highlights

  • Follow in the footsteps of Claire and Jamie Fraser in the wild and beautiful heartland of Scotland
  • Visit Midhope, which is fictional Lallybroch, Jamie Fraser’s family home
  • Enjoy an unforgettable visit to Doune Castle, which plays a leading role as fictional Castle LeochImagine the grand banquets that would have been held here
  • Discover Blackness Castle, a 15th-century fortress that was the setting for the Fort William headquarters of Black Jack Randall
  • Explore historic Culross, Scotland’s stunning 17th-century royal burgh, which is Cranesmuir in the Outlander TV series
  • Revel in the grandeur of Hopetoun House, the Duke of Sandringham’s residence in Season 1as well as providing the backdrop for Parisian streets, the spare room in Jamie and Claire’s Paris apartment, the Hawkins Estate in Season 2, Ellesmere and the stables at Helwater during Season 3
  • Hear the sounds of Preston Mill in action, one of the oldest, working mills in Scotland
  • Step back in time and stand in Claire and Geillis’s fictional footsteps in the pulpit of Tibbermore Church The site of the infamous witch trials – if you dare!
  • Let you mind run wild at the wonderfully atmospheric Glencorse Old Kirk where Claire and Jamie wed One of the most romantic wedding venues imaginable for an Outlander fan

Please Note

  • Each day on the 3-day tour lasts around 8 hours
  • Times are dependent on local traffic conditions
  • Mary’s Meanders cannot be held responsible for any site closures, which sometimes happen at short noticeSuitable alternatives will be offered
  • Tours are capped at 14 people
  • Please note that tour prices do not include admission fees to any paid sites, hotels, meals or tips
  • Many of the locations on this tour have uneven terrain or cobblestones and are not suitable for those with mobility restrictions

What to Bring

  • Your tour confirmation email
  • Comfortable footwear, such as walking boots, trainers and sneakers
  • Cash, credit card, or Historic Scotland Explorer Pass for entrance fees

Extras

The prices listed here are for guidance only and can change at any time.
  • *Entry to Blackness Castle £6 (£4.80)
  • *Entry to Doune Castle £6 (£4.80)
  • *Entry to Linlithgow Palace £6 (£4.80)
  • *Entry to Craigmillar Castle £6 (£4.80)
  • Entry to Culross Specially discounted rate £6.50 – usually £10.50
  • Entry to Preston Mill £6.50
  • Entry to Drummond Castle Gardens £6 (£5.50)
  • Entry to Tibbermore Church Recommended £5 donation
  • Entry to Hopetoun House Specially discounted rate £8 – usually £9.85
  • Entry to Midhope Castle £3 (cash only)

* An Historic Scotland Explorer Pass is great value if you are planning to travel in Scotland after your tour. As well as giving you access to these properties, you can also visit any of their 70 properties, including Edinburgh and Stirling Castles, for no additional cost. 

Itinerary
The 3-day Outlander Tour departs promptly each day from Linlithgow Train Station, a short 20 train journey from Edinburgh Waverley and Edinburgh Haymarket train stations. Please see the map for the exact location and direction assistance at the bottom of this page.

Day 1Doune Castle to Linlithgow Palace

Meet: Linlithgow Train Station, 9.00 am (Directions below)

  • Castle Leoch (Doune Castle)
  • Blackness Castle (Fort William)
  • Midhope (Lallybroch)
  • Culross (Cranesmuir)
  • Linlithgow Palace (Wentworth Prison)

Drop-off: Linlithgow Train Station, 5 pm approx

Day 2Drummond Castle Gardens to Dysart

Meet: Linlithgow Train Station, 9.00 am

  • Drummond Castle Gardens (Palace of Versailles)
  • Tibbermore Church (Witch Trials)
  • Tullibardine Chapel (Where Rupert loses his eye)
  • Falkland (Inverness)
  • Dysart (Le Harve)

Drop-off: Linlithgow Train Station, 5 pm approx

Day 3Craigmillar Castle to Preston Mill

Meet: Linlithgow Train Station, 9.00 am

  • Craigmillar Castle (Ardsmuir Prison)
  • Glencorse Kirk – where Jamie and Claire wed (if available)
  • Hopetoun House (Duke of Sandringham & French scenes S2)
  • Prestonpans (battleground)
  • Preston Mill (Lallybroch Mill)

Drop-off: Linlithgow Train Station, 5 pm approx

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