Our Winter Outlander Experience Tour features 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 Doune Castle, home of the Clan MacKenzie in our fantastic Outlander tour.
Departing from Edinburgh, our Outlander tour travels north-west, through South Queensferry and across the Firth of Forth 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.
Following in the footsteps of Claire and Jamie, our Outlander tour continues to Doune Castle*, the home of Outlanders' Clan MacKenzie. We stop here to explore the Castle and its atmospheric grounds before our tour continues.
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 Callander House we 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.
We then travel 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'. We spend a few minutes here to take photos of the magnificent castle before stopping at Queensferry for a view of the Bridges, and breathtaking views over the Firth of Forth.
Please note the following closures:
Doune Castle (29th November - 1st December): Deanston Distillery will be visited instead with a short photo stop at Doune from the bridge.
Blackness Castle (1st November - 31st March): tours taking place on a Friday during these dates will not be able to go into the castle but there will be a short photo stop and more time will be allocated to the other attractions.
Timberbush have other 1 day Outlander tours that follow the footsteps of Claire and Jamie:
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.