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Five Scottish castles tour - private tour of of five castles

  Five Scottish castles tour – Midhope Castle ( Lallybroch ) , Doune Castle ( Castle Leoch ) , Linlithgow Palace  (Wentworth Prison ) , Aberdour Castle and Blackness Castle ( Fort William army headquarters ) . If you want to visit castles not on this tour please contact us direct.Midhope Castle – LallybrochMidhope was built in the 15th Century and was built by John Martyne, laird of Medhope. It was rebuilt in the mid 1600s and remains much the same today.Visitors should admire Midhope from a distance as the interior remains largely derelict. Midhope Castle is the external location for fictional Lallybroch, the family home of Jamie Fraser , and it is located on the Hopetoun Estate .  Midhope Castle dates back to the 15th Century .Doune Castle – Castle LeochDating to the 13th Century, Doune Castle plays Castle Leoch, home to Colum MacKenzie .It is in the 20th century episode when Claire and Frank Randall visit the castle on a day trip.Once a Royal residence, Doune Castle was rebuilt by Robert Stewart, Duke of Albany in the late 14th Century.Doune has appeared several times on screen and was used in Monty Python and the Holy Grail. It was also the castle Winterfell in Game of Thrones.Linlithgow Palace – Wentworth PrisonThis royal palace and birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots became the backdrop for some of the most harrowing scenes of the show.Depicted as Wentworth Prison, the prison corridors and entrance were used in episode 15 of the first series when Jamie Fraser was brutally incarcerated by his adversary, Black Jack Randall.Built in the 1400s and 1500s, this ruined palace is set among the spectacular  Linlithgow Loch and Peel.Aberdour Castle Aberdour – possibly Scotland’s oldest standing castle, was depicted as The Abbey of St. Anne de Beaupré.The fictional Benedictine monastery is where Jamie Fraser was taken to recover from his ordeal at Wentworth Prison. One of his six uncles was an abbot there.The Old Kitchen and Long Gallery at Aberdour, in the village of Easter Aberdour, feature in the show.The original hall house of Aberdour was built around 1200 by Alan de Mortimer with the castle largely the creation of the Douglas Earls of Morton.Blackness Castle – Fort William army headquartersOne of Scotland’s most impressive strongholds, Blackness Castle was used as the Fort William headquarters of Black Jack Randall.The 15th-century ex-artillery fortress overlooks the Firth of Forth and is known as “the ship that never sailed” due to its unusual shape.It was built in the 15th century by one of Scotland’s most powerful families, the Crichtons.Souvenir t-shirts , phone cases and photos available to purchase

$526.21 Cultural & Theme Tours

Top Scottish film locations tour

1 The Hippodrome cinema in Bo’nessThe historic Hippodrome cinema was built in 1912  . A personal guide will take your group on a tour round the inside of the Hippodrome Cinema, Bo’ness: Scotland’s oldest purpose-built cinema . You will learn about local entrepreneur Louis Dickson – the man with the vision to open Scotland’s first picture palace – his architect Matthew Steele, and the unique building they created together. Hear the fascinating history of this remarkable building, discover some of its quirky mysteries and get behind-the-scenes with an exclusive opportunity to visit the projection box. Access: Please note the balcony and projection box are only accessible by stairs, the latter very steep and narrow. The tour can be modified for people with mobility difficulties on request.2 Doune CastleDoune Castle is unique in that it actually has three claims to movie fame .Monty Python and the Holy GrailGame of ThronesOutlanderDoune Castle was widely used in Monty Python and the Holy Grail as the castle of Guy de Lombard  .Take the audio tour of the castle  narrated by Monty Python’s Terry Jones.It also represented the castle Winterfell in Game of Thrones.Originally dating to the 13th Century, Doune Castle near Stirling plays Castle Leoch, home to Colum MacKenzie and his clan in Outlander TV series .3 Linlithgow PalaceThis royal palace and birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots  was featured in the Outlaw King . It also became the backdrop for some of the most harrowing scenes of the TV show Outlander .Depicted as Wentworth Prison, the prison corridors and entrance were used in episode 15 of the first series when Jamie Fraser was brutally incarcerated by his adversary, Black Jack Randall. The palace is set among the spectacular surrounds of Linlithgow Loch and Peel.4 Blackness CastleHamlet, Outlander , the Outlaw king and Mary Queen of Scots were all filmed here . Doomsday , an action thriller starring screen legends Bob Hoskins and Malcolm McDowell , was filmed at Blackness castle. The  Castle near Linlithgow is used for key scenes in the futuristic movie. 5  The stunning chapel from the Davinci CodeRosslyn Chapel, Roslin, near EdinburghWith more than 100 carvings and scenes depicted in stone, the exquisite masonry of Rosslyn Chapel has to be seen to be believed. Look out for angels playing bagpipes, people dancing with death and the famous apprentice pillar – the story goes that the apprentice mason who carved this exquisite pillar was killed shortly afterwards by his jealous boss.This tour runs on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday each week .

$460.44 Private & Custom Tours

Scottish castles tour - private tour of four ancient castles

Four ancient Scottish castles feature in this tour – Drummond Castle and Gardens , Stirling Castle , Doune Castle and Linlithgow Palace  1 Drummond Castle and GardensDrummond Castle Gardens, near Crieff, Perthshire, doubles as the French royal Palace of Versailles in TV drama Outlander.The grounds, which date back to 1630, are considered “the best example of formal terraced gardens in Scotland”.Drummond Castle Gardens, which are protected as a category A listed building — in contrast to the B listed castle — already attract thousands of visitors per year, and are included on the Inventory of Gardens and Designed Landscapes in Scotland.The gardens — complete with peacocks — feature ancient yew hedges and the remaining beech tree planted by Queen Victoria in 1842.2Doune Castle Originally dating to the 13th Century, Doune Castle near Stirling plays Castle Leoch, home to Colum MacKenzie and his clan in Outlander TV series .It also features in the 20th century episode when Claire and Frank Randall visit the castle on a day trip.Once a Royal residence, Doune Castle was rebuilt by Robert Stewart, Duke of Albany in the late 14th Century.Doune has appeared several times on screen and was widely used in Monty Python and the Holy Grail. It also represented the castle Winterfell in Game of Thrones.  3Linlithgow Palace This royal pleasure palace and birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots became the backdrop for some of the most harrowing scenes of the TV show Outlander .Depicted as Wentworth Prison, the prison corridors and entrance were used in episode 15 of the first series when Jamie Fraser was brutally incarcerated by his adversary, Black Jack Randall.Built in the 1400s and 1500s, the now-ruined palace is set among the spectacular surrounds of Linlithgow Loch and Peel.4 Stirling CastleStirling Castle is one of Scotland’s most impressive castles due to its imposing position and impressive architecture.From Stirling Castle’s ramparts, visitors can take in views of the Forth Valley and Ben Lomond , as well as two of Scotland’s most important battle sites – Stirling Bridge (1297) and Bannockburn (1314). The castle is at the head of Stirling’s historic old town.Like Edinburgh Castle , Stirling sits on a volcanic rock dominating the city skyline .Stirling Castle is one of Scotland’s grandest and most imposing castles.

$289.42 Cultural & Theme Tours

Lallybroch Outlander film location tour - three locations

Tours start at 10 am . Our private group tours take up to four people to three Outlander filming locations. We also offer bespoke private tours with the option of choosing your own itinerary .Tours start from locations in Edinburgh or Glasgow .Normal pickup point is Edinburgh/ Glasgow city centre , your hotel or port in Edinburgh .ItineraryOn this tour we visit various locations used for filming the hit series Outlander. Based on the best selling novels by Diana Gabaldon, Outlander is filmed in a number of locations in castles and towns in  central Scotland.The first location on this Outlander tour is Lallybroch ( Midhope Castle ) , ancestral home of Jamie Fraser . Scenes were shot at Midhope Castle on the fringes of the Hopetoun Estate near South Queensferry.Midhope was built in the 15th Century and was built by John Martyne, laird of Medhope. It was rebuilt in the mid 1600s and remains much the same today.Visitors are asked to admire Midhope from a distance as the interior remains largely derelict.Linlithgow is a royal palace and birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots. It became the backdrop for some of the most harrowing scenes ever seen in Outlander .Depicted as Wentworth Prison, the prison corridors and entrance were used in episode 15 of the first series when Jamie Fraser was brutally incarcerated by his adversary, Black Jack Randall. Scenes were also shot from the front of the palace .Built in the 1400s and 1500s, the now-ruined palace is set among the spectacular surrounds of Linlithgow Loch and Peel. Visitors can enjoy a stunning view of the loch from the top of the Palace .Blackness Castle goes back to 1440 . The castle provides the setting for Fort William, as the original fort no longer exists.The castle is long and narrow because of the shape of the rock on which it is situated and it is sometimes called ‘ the ship that never sailed ‘ . It guards the bay at Blackness and is only a few miles from Linlithgow Palace . Blackness was built by the Crichtons .Scotland’s stunning landscape, with its rolling hills, rugged mountains, picturesque towns and villages, castles and sprawling beaches has provided the perfect backdrop for the world of cinema. The show is based on American author Diana Gabaldon’s series of historical novels, which sees nurse Claire Beauchamp Randell mysteriously swept back from 1945 to 1743 Highland Scotland where rebellion and romance are afoot.   The tour spends up to an hour at each location .Travel by saloon carSmall private group tour with a maximum of 4 peoplehotel / accommodation / port pickupLunch , refreshments and entrance tickets are not included in the price.