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Often referred to as the “ship that never sailed,” Blackness Castle is a 15th century fortress sitting on the south shore of the Firth of Forth, not far from Edinburgh. With a long, narrow shape resembling a ship, the castle has been used as a residence, prison, artillery fortification and fortress over the centuries. Technological innovations were made in the 16th century and a cast iron pier with a gate and drawbridge was added in 1868. When the castle was restored between 1926 and 1935, most of the 19th century additions were removed and the medieval era features of the castle were restored.

Though most of the buildings are empty today, the castle is open to the public as a historic monument. An exhibition provides insight into the history of the castle, including information about the powerful Crichton family, for whom it was built. Visitors can also climb the towers or the curtain wall of the castle for sweeping views of the Firth of Forth; the best views are from the central tower. The castle has also been featured in the “Outlander” television series and is a stop on many “Outlander” themed tours.

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Outlander Adventure Small-Group Day Tour from Edinburgh
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Outlander Adventure Small-Group Day Tour from Edinburgh

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Attention “Outlander” fans: this tour was created just for you. Leave Edinburgh behind as you embark on an epic adventure to several sites from the popular television show. Visit Culross Palace (the fictional Cranesmuir), Doune Castle (Castle Leoch), Blackness Castle (Fort William), Midhope Castle (Jamie’s home), and Linlithgow Palace, the site of one of the series’ most intense scenes.
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
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Outlander Day Tour from Glasgow or Edinburgh
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Outlander Day Tour from Glasgow or Edinburgh

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See the Scotland of the hit television series 'Outlander' on this full-day tour through the countryside. With a driver-guide, you'll visit sites used for Lallybroch (Midhope Castle), Fort William (Blackness Castle), Crainsmuir (Culross), and Castle Leoch (Doune Castle). When booking, select pickup from Glasgow or just outside Edinburgh.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Outlander Adventure Small-Group Day Tour from Glasgow

Outlander Adventure Small-Group Day Tour from Glasgow

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Outlander locations are widely spread around Scotland but this guided tour allows you to visit many without the hassle of driving or puzzling over train and bus timetables. See castles and ancient villages made famous by the Outlander series and discover why the real locations are as exciting as the show itself.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Outlander Tour Scotland Beginning Near Edinburgh & Glasgow with Outlander Fans

Outlander Tour Scotland Beginning Near Edinburgh & Glasgow with Outlander Fans

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Follow in the footsteps of fictional time-traveler Claire Fraser and explore Scotland through the famous 'Outlander' books by Diana Gabaldon on this themed sightseeing tour. With round-trip travel from Linlithgow train station included, visit sites of interest including Culross, Doune, and Linlithgow Palace as your guide explains their place in the 'Outlander' series. Along the way, discover landmarks like the River Forth and the Kelpies.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$115.44
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4-Day Outlander Trail Small-Group Tour from Edinburgh

4-Day Outlander Trail Small-Group Tour from Edinburgh

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Fans of the TV series “Outlander” will be well-catered for during this multi-day specialized tour from Edinburgh, though even non-fans can also appreciate the chance to explore tiny towns, ancient battlefields, and hidden castles. Travel in a small-group for an intimate experience and don’t worry about the logistics: everything is arranged for you, including three nights of accommodation, transportation, and breakfast.
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  • 4 days
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3 Day Outlander Tour
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3 Day Outlander Tour

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Immerse yourself in the world of Jamie and Claire and the harrowing times on the Scottish Highlands in this extensive three-day tour. Visit filming locations featured in the Outlander television series and important Scottish landmarks as you tour the county-side with your small group. You’ll see the spots that “acted” as Castle Leoch, the Duke of Sandringham’s French residence, Cranesmuir and Inverness. Touch the standing stones (if you dare) and stand at Culloden.  
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  • 3 days
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The Outlander 1 Day Experience

The Outlander 1 Day Experience

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The Scottish landscape around Edinburgh is rich in drama—fictional and historical. This day tour takes you to some of the highlights. Fans of Outlander will be thrilled to see the settings from the series, like the village of Cranesmuir, Fort William, and Wentworth Prison. You’ll also see the bridges of the Forth, the Kelpies, and more.
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  • 8 hours
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2-Day Outlander Experience Small Group Tour from Edinburgh

2-Day Outlander Experience Small Group Tour from Edinburgh

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Scotland is known as the setting for the famous Outlander series, but matching real landmarks to their fictional counterparts can be difficult on a self-led tour. Discover sites associated with the series on a 2-day tour from Edinburgh, with included overnight accommodation in Inverness. Travel with ease between attractions including Clava Cairns and Doune Castle by air-conditioned vehicle, and gain historical insight from your professional guide.
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  • 2 days
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Award winning Blackness Castle, Three Bridges Cruise with Cream Tea

Award winning Blackness Castle, Three Bridges Cruise with Cream Tea

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Blackness Castle, Three Bridges and Cream Tea Cruise - take in views of Blackness Castle, the ship that never sails and featured in Outlander. There are also views of Limekilns village, mentioned in Robert Louis Stevenson's Kidnapped. It was from Limekilns that David Balfour and Alan Breck were carried across the Forth in a rowing boat. You will also see the Three Bridges as you have never seen them before. For your comfort relax onboard in the observation lounge or on the outside decks and listen to the guided commentary while you enjoy a drink from the bar. The Marine Wildlife, during your tour, you will find plenty of opportunities to see a wide variety of marine wildlife including seabirds, porpoises and seals.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Private 'Outlander' Film Locations Day Trip from Edinburgh
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Private 'Outlander' Film Locations Day Trip from Edinburgh

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Visit filming locations from the hit TV show ‘Outlander’ on this day trip from Edinburgh. Follow the footsteps of Claire and Jamie as you see sites used for Lallybroch, Fort William (Blackness Castle), Crainsmuir (Culross) and the Mackenzie stronghold, Castle Leoch (Doune Castle).
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  • 8 hours
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Virtual Live Private Outlander Tour

Virtual Live Private Outlander Tour

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Dreaming of Scotland? Join us on our new Virtual Outlander Tour of Scotland. Based on our Classic Outlander tour, it will come to you live, via Zoom. Enjoy the Outlander experience as if you were here in with us. 3 great reasons to join us Join us from your own home on a virtual tour of beautiful Outlander locations in Scotland with award-winning guides. It’s the same tour we gave Outlander author, Diana Gabaldon. Been on a tour before? Relive it with us and share your favourite moments. This would also be a great way of organising a meet up with a group of Outlander friends. Get a group together and we will set up a personal tour just for you. Get in touch.
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  • 1 hour 10 minutes
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Private Outlander Day Tour from Edinburgh

Private Outlander Day Tour from Edinburgh

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Tour the Scottish highlands and visit several of the areas featured in the popular Outlander series on a full-day private tour from Edinburgh. Journey to the real-life settings of Castle Leoch, Fort William, Lallybroch, Culross, and more. Along the way, you’ll enjoy insider stories about the series and learn about Scotland's storied history. Since you’re guaranteed to be the only group on this private tour, the tour can be customized to your liking.
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  • 8 hours
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Castles Highlands lochs Stirling Whisky Personal & private driving shore

Castles Highlands lochs Stirling Whisky Personal & private driving shore

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Discover Scotland’s scenic viewpoints, historic castles, and must-visit monuments during a private shore excursion designed especially for you. Start in Edinburgh and travel to Trossachs National Park with your professional driver. Enjoy a full day exploring the lochs and mountains, picturesque villages, medieval strongholds, and one of Scotland’s oldest working whiskey distilleries.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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Outlander Tour

Outlander Tour

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Step back in time and enjoy an adventure around some of the spectacular filming locations featured in the hit TV show, set during the 18th Century Jacobite Risings. Knowledgable driver guide. Appropriate music played between attractions. Historical interludes on Jacobites and Scotland.
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  • 10 hours
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Outlander Explore

Outlander Explore

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This tour based on popular Historical drama TV series “Outlander” on the novel series, fourth season already premiered on 2018 and renewed the series for fifth and sixth seasons on 2020. This tour is recommanded our most historical heritage & culture in Edinburgh, Scotland. We provide a first class service on every journey with full of excitement & memorable adventure,also you can make your own tour location and flexible time all over the day. Tour will be our traditional black taxi within full Air-Conditioned & heating vehicle,free Wi-Fi on broad & complementary water bottle. Vehicle are fully insured and have full public liability insurance. Our driver are officially recognised by the City of Edinburgh Council. All tours are priced per vehicle which can hold up to 6 passengers. We assured fully safe & secure every tour with bespoke tour, also provide any pick up or drop off in Edinburgh based location,including Air-port transport.
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  • 8 hours
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Outlander Luxury Private Day Tour with Scottish Driver

Outlander Luxury Private Day Tour with Scottish Driver

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See the sights that inspired the story of ‘Outlander’ and tour the places where the series was filmed. This private tour caters to you, keeping your comfort in mind at all times as you are chauffeured from your hotel or the cruise ship port in a luxury vehicle. Visit the sets that stood in for Mrs. Baird’s B and B, Castle Leoch, the village of Cransemuir, Wentworth Prison and Fort William. Your guide will share stories of Scotland as you travel. • See the Scottish spots you love from the Outlander TV Show • Door to Door Luxury Service from any Edinburgh Location • Private Tour for you with the services of a Local Scottish Driver Your day is planned to cover the sights and attractions from the Outlander TV Show at your pace, with no waiting for other passengers. With so many places to visit our sightseeing excursion allows you to sit back and relax in luxury taking in the stunning scenery and if you want to stop you can. Just remember this is Your Day Your Way!
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  • 8 hours
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Five Scottish Castles Private Tour from Edinburgh

Five Scottish Castles Private Tour from Edinburgh

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Immerse yourself in the Medieval landscape as you embark on a private day tour of five historic Scottish castles. Maximize your time, and leave the crowded tour busses behind, as you venture to Midhope, Doune, Linlithgow, Aberdour, and Blackness Castles. Learn about the fascinating history behind each castle, and get the best viewpoints for taking photos. Your guide provides round trip transportation from Edinburgh for a seamless experience.
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  • 7 hours
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Rob Roy,Mary Queen Of Scots,Castles,Highlands,Lochs,Trossachs,Whisky!

Rob Roy,Mary Queen Of Scots,Castles,Highlands,Lochs,Trossachs,Whisky!

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Avoid crowds and enjoy a more personalized experience of Scotland than is offered by most group tours. This private tour takes you to some of the country's most beautiful sights, including Trossachs National Park, Callander, Doune Castle, and Linlithgow Palace.
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  • 8 hours
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Outlander private tour

Outlander private tour

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During the tour if you want to skip one attraction to see another, want to stay at one for longer, it is completely up to you. We provide a list of attractions that are not mentioned on the add in case you would like to change or see something else. We are the only company which does this way.
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  • 8 hours
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Outlander Film Locations tour of Castle Leoch, Fort William and Inverness

Outlander Film Locations tour of Castle Leoch, Fort William and Inverness

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Get a first-hand peek at key settings from the hit TV series Outlander on this specialty-themed private sightseeing tour. Visit three scenic filming locations in central Scotland, including Doune and Blackness castles—two of Scotland’s best-preserved medieval sites—and building exteriors in Falkland. Small-group tours include comfortable transfers in a luxury vehicle plus door-to-door pickup in Edinburgh or Glasgow.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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Private Day Trip Outlander Filming Locations from Edinburgh

Private Day Trip Outlander Filming Locations from Edinburgh

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Travel from Edinburgh with your private group of up to seven travelers to visit many of the locations used filming the Outlander series. See the spots that will already feel familiar: Castle Leoch, Lallybroch, Wentworth Prison, even Fort William. See too the Scottish stand-ins for the Duke of Sandringham’s French home, the Palace of Versailles, and the Le Havre Wine Warehouse.  Sassenach and Highlander alike will enjoy the tour.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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Outlander Tour

Outlander Tour

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Outlander is a massive worldwide show, huge production, loved by millions the whole world over, and filmed and shot on location here in Scotland at some of the most stunning and historic venues we have. So why don’t you book your exclusive, private and luxurious (in name but not in price) Outlander tour with us, and revel in making the show come to life. The tour is exclusively for you and your party and not shared with anyone else. It is designed to be enjoyed by between 1 to 7 people with your very own guide who will not only enthral you with your Outlander tour but will also introduce you to other wonderful sights and stories as you travel through our beautiful country here in Scotland. We have listed only some of the most popular Outlander destinations, but you can choose others. Our tours are either ½ day (4hrs), full day (8hrs), or multi day tours. We will pick you up from wherever you are (at the dock if you are off a cruise ship, at your hotel, guesthouse, holiday cottage..
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  • 8 hours
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The Outlaw King tour - full day private tour

The Outlaw King tour - full day private tour

Take a tour of The Outlaw King film locations in Scotland , featuring Blackness Castle and Linlithgow Palace . Phone 07305-294773 for more details. Starring Chris Pine as Robert the Bruce the lavish Netflix production was filmed at 45 different locations across Scotland . • Blackness Castle • Linlithgow Palace • Bannockburn • Dunfermline Abbey • Doune Castle Robert the Bruce was born on the 11th of July 1274 in Turnberry Castle and died in 1329 in Cardross.  The Outlaw King Robert the Bruce was crowned King of Scotland at Scone Palace on the Stone of Destiny.Robert was King of Scotland from 1306 until his death in 1329. Blackness Castle plays a major role in the 120 million dollar movie blockbuster The Outlaw King,
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  • 5 to 6 hours
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3-Day Outlander Tour

3-Day Outlander Tour

You will experience a 3-Day tour of some of the most iconic locations used for filming Outlander. Some of these locations will not be visited during some other Outlander Tours.
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  • 3 days
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What are Blackness Castle hours of operation?
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Blackness Castle hours of operation: April 1 to September 20, daily 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; October 1 to March 31, Sunday to Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. . Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book Blackness Castle tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Blackness Castle can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Blackness Castle 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Blackness Castle costs USD 25.32. Guided Blackness Castle tours start around USD 25.32 per person.
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