'Outlander' Locations Private Tour from Edinburgh or Glasgow

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Tour description

Immerse yourself in the Highlands of the 1740s on a private day trip to locations featured in Starz’ hit ‘Outlander’ TV series. Depart from Edinburgh and begin an epic time-traveling adventure that follows in the footsteps of the courageous 'Outlander' heroine Claire Randall. Visit the village of Falkland, which stood in for Inverness in the show, and Culross, which doubles as the fictional Cranesmuir, as well as Doune Castle, the real-life location for Castle Leoch. Hear trivia about the cast and crew from a knowledgeable guide.

Your private Outlander adventure begins with morning pickup from your central Edinburgh hotel. Meet your expert guide and set off to explore Scotland’s wild Highlands and the filming locations for the popular Starz fantasy series. Along the way, delve into the details of the show, adapted from Diana Gabaldon’s series about a World War II nurse who hops back in time to 1740s Scotland during the Jacobite rising.   Your first stop is the charming village of Falkland nestled in the Lomond Hills. Stroll through the town that served as the setting of 1947 Inverness to see the church that represented Danleigh Parish Church and stop for a photo outside of Campbells Café. Following the guided tour, take some time to independently explore the town – where the young Mary Queen of Scots spent her happiest childhood days! – and grab some lunch (own expense).  After lunch, continue to the medieval Doune Castle – Outlander’s fictional Castle Leoch. Hear about the area's gruesome 18th-century battles that took place during the Jacobite rising, both fictional renditions and real-life warfare. Snap some photos of the castle from the outside or take an optional interior tour (own expense).    Next head to Culross (aka Cranesmuir), where characters Geillis and Arthur Duncan live, and on to Jamie Fraser’s home in Lallybroch. Bonus! Your private tour grants exclusive access to the closed filming location in Lallybroch.  As you travel, enjoy little-known stories about the show’s production. Test yourself with entertaining trivia about clans, warfare, Scottish history and signature Outlander characters!  Your 9-hour tour concludes with an early evening return to your Edinburgh hotel.

What's included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Expert guide
  • Transport by private vehicle

What's not included

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Admission to Doune Castle
  • Child car/ booster seat
  • All entry fees (Doune Castle £6, Blackness Castle £6, Linlithgow Palace £6)
  • Parking fee for Midhope Castle. Small car (1-4 persons) £5. Large car (5-18 persons) £10.


  • Hotel pickup included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide