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The Outlander, Palaces & Jacobites Experience from Edinburgh

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
The Outlander, Palaces & Jacobites Experience from Edinburgh
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icon9 hours  (Approx.)
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Discover the palaces and castles of TV’s ‘Outlander’ series on a 9.5-hour tour from Edinburgh. Visit some of the sites that starred in the fictional Jacobite saga, including Blackness Castle, the headquarters of Jack Randall, and Hopetoun House, the Duke of Sandringham’s residence. Explore Wentworth Prison, set in Linlithglow Palace, and see Midhope Castle (Lallybroch), Mercat Cross (Cranesmuir), and more, as you hear trivia on the series and its stars. Entrance fees are excluded.
  • Delve into 'Outlander' settings Blackness Castle, Linlithgow Castle, Midhope Castle, and Callendar House
  • Explore the village of Culcross, aka Cranesmuir
  • Hear insider stories about characters and filming from your informative guide
  • Round-trip transport from Edinburgh ensures a hassle-free experience
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Departure Point

521-523 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2PE, UK

Departure Time

8:30 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Depart Edinburgh by comfortable vehicle, and journey along the Firth of Forth.

Learn about Outlander, the historical time-travel TV series based on Diana Gabaldon’s stories, and hear trivia about its characters and Scotland’s history.

Stop for photos at 16th-century Midhope Castle, used as Lallybroch Castle, and visit Blackness Castle, the 15th-century fortress that doubled as Black Jack’s headquarters.

Explore the castle (own expense), seeing why it’s called 'the ship that never sailed,’ before traveling to Linlithgow. Take a stroll around this small town or visit ruined Linlithgow Palace, the birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots, and setting of Wentworth Prison, where Jamie was imprisoned.

Continue to Callendar House, enjoying about 45 minutes to explore this 14th-century mansion-turned-museum, whose kitchen served as the Duke of Sandringham's house. Then, visit the village of Culross whose medieval houses perfectly illustrate 18th-century Scotland, and see Mercat Cross, used as fictional Cranesmuir.

View the Culross Palace gardens, home of Claire’s herb garden, and after refreshments (own expense) at the Biscuit Café, take photos of the Tuileries standing stones (time-dependent).

Finally, visit 17th-century Hopetoun House, admiring its interior and grounds, which starred as the Duke of Sandringham’s residence, before finishing at the start point in Edinburgh.

Please note: Blackness Castle is closed on Fridays from October 1, 2017 through to March 31, 2018. The tour will include a photo stop at the castle during this period.
Stop At:  
Midhope Castle
We stop at Midhope, Outlander's Lallybroch, in Summer only (Apr-Sep)
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Blackness Castle
The Headquarters of Black Jack Randall
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Linlithgow Palace
We stop in Linlithgow for lunch, giving customers the opportunity to visit the castle if they wish
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Doune Castle
Castle Leoch.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Culross War Memorial
Claire's Herb Garden and the Mercat Cross of Cranesmuir Village
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 4 years
  • Please note: this tour has a Summer and Winter schedule. Attractions affected are as follows:
  • The palace and 2 castles currently need to be pre-booked, details will be provided on the ticket.
  • Midhope Castle (Apr-Sep only)
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Timberbush Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during The Outlander, Palaces & Jacobites Experience from Edinburgh?
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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What is the policy on sanitization during The Outlander, Palaces & Jacobites Experience from Edinburgh?
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during The Outlander, Palaces & Jacobites Experience from Edinburgh?
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during The Outlander, Palaces & Jacobites Experience from Edinburgh?
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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What is the maximum group size during The Outlander, Palaces & Jacobites Experience from Edinburgh?
This activity will have a maximum of 19 travelers.

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Traveler Tips

  • "Some of the sites cost additional money, but you get a cost reduction for being on tour." See review
  • "If you are an Outlander fan this is a must." See review


178 Reviews

Reviews by Viator travelers

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Outlander Galore
, Feb 2020
Ray, our tour guide, is outstanding. I highly recommend the tour and especially Ray. He is very informative, fun and engaging. He provides a lot of historical reference and keeps us involved. We made a very good choice.
, Oct 2019
John our tour guide was great has a lot of knowledge about the history of the country and has a good sense of humour
Outlander tour
, Oct 2019
It's not the tour operators fault but the whole tour was very disappointing as the things to see are so different to tv show, the driver Stuart was very helpful and knew a lot about history which we enjoyed, think lallybroch could have been included as there was no problem to park up the road, we did that by ourselves and that was the best of the lot. Just thing all a rip off re tv show.
Amazing Experience- Incredible Tour Guide!!!
, Oct 2019
What an incredible time we had on the Outlander Tour with our tour guide, Paul. His knowledge of Scottish history was astonishing as he told us stories of Jacobites, kilts, Tartans, highland weaponry and more. Paul was even able to provide more insight to us about our personal ancestry and clan. He is a wonderful story teller and we were on the edge of our seats listening as he spoke. The tour took us to some great places that can easily be identified from the Outlander series. What a treat! High suggested if you are an outlander fan!
Outlander Tour
, Sep 2019
Andrew was fantastic! He told stories and filled us in on the history of each area we visited. The day flew by
Outlander Palaces and Jacobites Tour from Edinburgh
, Aug 2019
This was a great tour to see various Outlander filming locations. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and we saw visited 14 plus filming sights. We also learned more of the history between the Jacobite's and the English war. Highly recommend.
Not just for outlander fans
, Aug 2019
You don't have to love the series to enjoy this tour. Lots of lovely locations to enjoy for their historical/architectural significance aline, particularly the town of Culross. The driver guide was nice and very informative. Overall a great tour.
Jacobite Outlander
Trish S
, Jul 2019
Timber bush tour well done! Marty the Jacobite was extremely knowledgeable in Jacobite time period history and was a great host. Enjoyed all the sites we visited along the way including Lalllybroch, Linlithgow Palace, Blackness Castle, Culross and Sandringham House. Bus ride very comfortable.
, Jun 2019
I'd, forgive me, never heard of Outlander, but booked this silely based on the attractions. WOW!! The trip packs alot of fabulous sites in a day; varied and all grand. Martin was a pleasure as both guide and driver.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2019
Hi Pat, Thanks for taking the time to leave a review for your Outlander tour! It's wonderful to hear you enjoyed seeing the filming locations, even when you're not a big Outlander fan! I'll pass on your kind comments to Martin, I'm sure he'll be thrilled. All the best, Amy
Great day with loads of Outlander fun and Scotland history
Loa L
, Jun 2019
We loved our guide Gillian. She had loads of Outlander facts and some Scottish history mixed in. She made enough time in all the stops and a few extra quick photo stops. The coach was nice and the group was small about 13 people. I would say this is a day we’ll spend if you are in Edinburgh :)

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