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Outlander, Palaces & Jacobites Experience from Edinburgh

    Tour Operator: Timberbush Tours     9h 30m     Travel method: Bus     Region: Edinburgh

Until 31 March 2020:

Departing from Edinburgh, our Outlander tour travels north-west, venturing to Midhope Castle, also known as Outlander's 'Lallybroch Castle'. Pause for some photos here to soak in the atmospheric surroundings before we journey onwards.

Following in the footsteps of Claire and Jamie, our Outlander tour continues to Blackness Castle*, the Headquarters of Outlander's Black Jack Randall, on the shores of the Firth of Forth. This castle dates back to the 15th Century; home to the Crichton family, its mighty fortifications make this ancient castle look like a 'ship that never sailed'. Spend time here exploring its magnificent walls and enjoy breathtaking views over the Firth of Forth.

We then journey on to the Royal Burgh of Linlithgow, where you will have the opportunity to visit Linlithgow Palace*, Outlander's 'Wentworth Prison'. The palace was originally used as a relaxing retreat for the Royal Family on journeys between Edinburgh and Stirling Castle. Its impressive towers overlook stunning scenery.

After Linlithgow Palace, our Outlander tour travels on to the country home of Callendar House. The house, now a museum, dates back to the 14th Century and has ties to the Antonine Wall; Rome's northern frontier in Europe. Visit the famous kitchen, which was the set of the Duke of Sandringham's kitchen in Outlander and enjoy its beautiful surroundings.

From Callendar House, we travel to the Royal Burgh of Culross. A tiny village nestled on the coast of Fife, Culross is arguably the best example of a 17th Century village in Scotland. The gardens here feature in Claire's herb garden, and the Mercat Cross in Outlanders' Cranesmuir Village. Here we stop with plenty of time to explore the village and its cobbled streets and quaint Biscuit Café, before our Outlander tour stops for photos at the Tuilyies Standing Stones (time permitting).

We then travel to Hopetoun House*. The grand stately home dates back to the 17th Century and is set in a beautiful country estate, surrounded by a deer park and nature trails. Here we have the setting for the home of Outlander's Duke of Sandringham, and a magnificent home it is! You may choose to tour the House, or explore its grounds, before we head back to Edinburgh, where our unique Outlander tour ends.

From 1 April 2020:

Depart Edinburgh and journey northwest to Midhope Castle (01 April to 24 September), site of Lallybroch Castle in the time travel TV series "Outlander." Our first stop will be the 15th-century fortress of Blackness Castle, which was used as the headquarters of Black Jack Randall in "Outlander." Home to the Crichton family, its mighty fortifications on the shores of the Firth of Forth make it look like a "ship that never sailed." Explore its magnificent walls and enjoy breath-taking views. 

Next, stop in the Royal Burgh of Linlithgow and visit Linlithgow Palace (Wentworth Prison in "Outlander"), originally a royal retreat between Edinburgh and Stirling Castle. Following in the footsteps of Claire and Jamie, this Outlander tour continues to Doune Castle, the home of Outlanders' Clan MacKenzie. The tour stops here to explore the castle and its atmospheric surroundings before going to Culross. 

Move on to the Royal Burgh of Culross to discover a tiny village nestled on the coast of Fife. Arguably the best example of a 17th-century Scottish village, the gardens at Culross were featured in "Outlander" as Claire's herb garden, as was the mercat cross (market cross) from Cranesmuir Village. Saunter along the
cobblestone streets and see the quaint Biscuit Café before stopping for photos at Tuilyies Standing Stones (time permitting). 

Next, go to the grand stately home of Hopetoun House. The beautiful 17th-century building was the setting for the home of the Duke of Sandringham in "Outlander" and you can take some photos of the Estate before heading back to Edinburgh.  

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Minimum age: 5 years
Difficulty: Easy

What is included

Knowledgeable Driver-Guide

Live commentary on board

Modern, air-conditioned coach

Digital Translations available to Download

Important information

We recommend bringing:

  • comfortable walking shoes
  • waterproof jacket
  • cold packed lunch (some food stops may be busy in the peak season and this will save more time for sightseeing)
  • cash (ATM machines are limited in the remote Highlands)

...and don't forget your camera!


  • Minimum age is 5 years
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Collapsible wheelchairs can be stored on board the coach
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • If booster seat is required, please request at the time of booking
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity 
  • This tour will have a maximum of 32 passengers 

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