Blackness Castle – Fans of Outlander will recognise the exterior of Blackness Castle as Fort William, the foreboding headquarters of 'Black Jack' Randall. This 15th century fortification is also known as ‘The ship that never sailed’ due to it’s unusual boat-like shape. This tour allows you time to explore the rich history within the Castle walls and learn of it’s multi-functional history as a lordly residence, garrison fortress and state prison.
Culross – Several parts of Culross are used to depict the village of Cranesmuir in Outlander. Look out for the Mercat Cross on your tour (located in the centre of Culross). This is where Geillis Duncan’s house is, where Jamie frees the young thief that has been ‘pinned to the post’ and where Geillis is carried off to burn for witchcraft. In season 4 when Briana encounters Laoghaire and Joanie on her way to seek passage to America, Joanie and Briana can be seen tending the garden outside a house which is close to the Mercat Cross, however the interior of Laoghaire’s home is represented by the interior of the nearby Culross palace.
Linlithgow Palace – The Palace is centrally located in the town of Linlithgow where there we will stop for lunch. These hugely impressive ruins were the birthplace of several monarchs including Mary Queen of Scots. The foreboding shell of Linlithgow Palace dates back to the 12th century and is used as the set for the infamous Wentworth Prison in Outlander. This is where Jamie was held prisoner and tortured by Black Jack Randall, one of the most intense scenes filmed during the TV series. You can also see the Palace in the 2018 blockbuster movie 'Outlaw King' staring Chris Pine as Robert The Bruce.
Doune Castle – As an Outlander fan you will recognise Doune Castle as Castle Leoch from season 1 of the tv series. The exterior entrance, courtyard and great hall are all used in filming. Castle Leoch is a very important location within the story as it is where many crucial characters for season 1 are introduced and developed such as Colum, Dougal, Mrs Fitz, Murtagh and Laoghaire.The Castle has also been used as a film location for Game of Thrones as well as appearing in the movie 'Outlaw King' about King Robert The Bruce.
Midhope Castle –We finish our Outlander Experience tour with a photo opportunity at one of the most iconic sets in the series. This humble 16th century tower house is none other than Lallybroach, the home of Jamie Fraser. Any fan of Outlander will immediately recognise the archway entrance. Visitors are unable to go inside the castle, but Jamie’s lovely Lallybroch home is still an essential photo opportunity for any fan of the show making your Outlander Experience complete.
On returning to Edinburgh you may want dropped off at Bake House Close, featured in Series 3 of "Outlander" as Jamie's Print house, just ask your tour guide / driver.
- Please note this tour can be done in any order*