New for 2017: Our Outlander Experience Tour features two castles, two palaces and two mansions. Take a full day exploring the sets of the famous TV series: discover Linlithgow Palace, Outlander's Wentworth Prison; see Blackness Castle, the Headquarters of Black Jack, and explore Hopetoun House, home of the Duke of Sandringham in our fantastic Outlander tour.
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.
Please note that Blackness Castle will be closed from: 4th-18th of September
Linlithgow Palace will be closed from: 27th - 31st of August
Due to these closures, more time will be allocated to other attractions on the tour however Blackness and Linlithgow will still be visited.
Timberbush have other 1 day Outlander tours that follow the footsteps of Claire and Jamie:
Our West Highland Lochs, Mountains and Castles tour visits Doune Castle; or Outlander's Castle Leoch
And our St Andrews and the Fishing Villages of Fife tour visits Falkland Village; cast as 1960's Inverness
Tel: +44 (0) 131 226 6066
Your tour departs from outside the green Ensign Ewart pub, at 521-523 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2PE.
You can also find us by Edinburgh Public Transport
Check-in opens 15 minutes prior to the stated departure time and closes 5 minutes prior to the stated departure time. We recommend that all passengers arrive in this window as tours must depart on schedule.
No, optional extras are not included in the tour price.
The price of your one day tour from Edinburgh includes the services of a friendly, knowledgeable and experienced driver-guide, and transportation on one of our luxury, modern, air-conditioned coaches.
All optional extras – attraction entrance fees, loch cruises, food and drink etc – are not included in the price of your tour. This is to allow our guests the freedom to choose which optional extras they would like to take part in on the day.
Optional extras for your tour are as follows:
We have negotiated a discounted rate for the above attractions which are visited whilst on tour.
Please note some attractions do not accept credit cards, entrance fees are payable in cash only.
No, you don’t need to worry about pre-booking any of the optional extras.
All the optional extras can be booked on the day and your driver-guide will advise you of how to book. We negotiate discounted rates for you, ensuring you’ll always get a great deal at Scotland’s top visitor attractions.
Please note that many visitor attractions and accommodation providers may not accept card payments, so please ensure you have plenty of cash with you on the day. If you have any questions about this please contact our Reservations Team on +44 (0)131 226 6066 - open 7am-10pm daily.
Yes, all our tours are in English.
Your Loch Ness tour will be taken by an experienced, knowledgeable and friendly English-speaking driver-guide.
As we like to give you as much time off the coach as possible, and you have the opportunity for walks, we recommend you bring warm and/or waterproof clothing, wear comfortable shoes, and take a sun-block or a hat for sunny days.
And don’t forget your camera to capture all the lovely scenery and wildlife you’ll encounter on your tour!
We welcome children over 5 years old on our tours, and children aged between 5-16yrs are eligible for the concessionary rate.
We regret we are not able to carry children under the age of 5.