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Visit the sites of Outlander this winter! Tours from both Edinburgh AND Glasgow!

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We have added 2 Outlander tours! Visit the sites of Outlander with us!

Here at Timberbush Tours, we want to make sure that all Outlander fans have the opportunity to visit these amazing historical sites that were chosen for providing backdrops and shooting scenes for series one and two of the hit TV show. We are now offering two new versions of our popular The Outlander, Palaces and Jacobites Experience for fans to visit and explore the Outlander locations! Want to do the tour in winter? Well now you can with The Winter Outlander Palaces and Jacobites Experience tour! Want to do the tour but leave from Glasgow instead? Well now you can with our Outlander Tour Glasgow version!

The Winter Outlander Palaces and Jacobites Experience

Departing from October up until March and running every Friday and Sunday, our Winter Outlander Palaces and Jacobites Experience tour gives fans a chance to visit the wonderful sites of Outlander with much more of a romantic atmosphere with the Scottish winter weather. Perhaps you will see Blackness Castle surrounded by mist and fog or Linlithgow Palace decorated with a coat of snow (which portrayed Wentworth Prison in the show). Due to the availability of the attractions, this tour will run in a different route of the sites of Outlander that previous tours have and will visit Culross first, allowing a less busy time for our passengers to explore compared to previously being later in the day with more tourists. This tour will also feature a new stop from the many Outlander locations; Doune Castle! (Shown below) This 13th century castle was used to portray the fictional Castle Leoch – the home of Colum MacKenzie (played by Gary Lewis). It is also shown in the episode (20th Century) where Claire (Caitriona Balfe) and Frank (Tobias Menzies) go on a day trip and visit the ruins of the castle. It was also used for the filming of Monty Python and the Holy Grail and used to portray Winterfell in the pilot episode of Game of Thrones.

Doune Castle, near Stirling, with a Scottish flag on the roof blowing in the wind.

(Doune Castle - Castle Leoch, home of the MacKenzie Clan in Outlander) 

The Outlander, Palaces & Jacobites Experience (Glasgow)

This tour will run on Sundays for those fans wishing visit the Outlander locations but travel from Glasgow. This tour will be available all year round and includes a different route from previous tours and from the Winter Outlander Tour. This tour will also stop at Deanston Distillery for refreshments and will make a short photo stop at the world famous Wallace Monument! (Shown below) Neither of these have been on our other Outlander tours and will provide something new for those wanting to visit the historical sites of Outlander again. The route has the new addition of Doune Castle for the first stop and the final stop being at Blackness Castle.

An aerial view of the Wallace Monument overlooking a snow covered Stirling.

(Wallace Monument - Stirling)

 

*Please note that neither tour will include the short stop at Midhope Castle (Lallybroch Castle in Outlander) or Hopetoun House (home to the Duke of Sandringham - S1 and the Hawkins estate - S2) due to them being closed to the public from October. 

 

Where else can I visit the sites of Outlander?

Been on an Outlander tour already and still want to continue to follow the footsteps of Claire and Jamie? Timberbush have other tours that do just that:

And our St Andrews and the Fishing Villages of Fife tour visits Falkland Villagecast as 1960's Inverness

Our West Highland Lochs, Mountains and Castles tour also visits Doune Castle; or Outlander's Castle Leoch

Or if you’d like to find out more about the various sites of Outlander that you can hope to visit on our tours then you check out our previous blog post here!