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3 Day Outlander Tour from Edinburgh

Starting at £185 Per Person | Small Group Tour Starting from Edinburgh

Great for Outlander book and TV show enthusiasts

Join us to discover the best of the Outlander Filming Locations as well as the sombre and idyllic beauty of the Scottish Highlands with us on this 3-day tour from Dalmeny Train Station. The meeting point is a short 15-minute direct train ride from the centre of Edinburgh. On the first 2 days, you will discover the unique history of each attraction we visit whilst enjoying its Outlander significance. On the last day, we will embark on a voyage to the Scottish Highlands where you will learn more about the 1745 Jacobite Rebellion and the lives of Highlanders in the 18th century.

3 Day Tour of Outlander Filming Locations and the Scottish Highlands from Edinburgh

Accompany us on this fantastic 3-day tour from South Queensferry, a short 15min direct train journey from the centre of Edinburgh. On this tour, you will have the chance to visit Outlander filming locations as well as the Scottish Highlands all without having to check in and check out of separate accommodations during the trip. Led by a knowledgeable guide (and fan of Outlander), you will be sure to have a fantastic adventure while you enjoy each attraction’s unique history and Outlander importance.All our tours include a knowledgeable guide, bottled water and light refreshments in the vehicle. The tour does not include entrance fees, meals, and alcoholic drinks.

Outlander 3 Day Tour Highlights from Edinburgh

  • Enjoy Midhope Castle which starred as Lallybroch, Jamie Fraser’s family home

  • Discover Blackness Castle, an imposing stronghold on the Firth of Forth and made famous as Fort William in Outlander.

  • Experience Falkland which turned into Inverness in the Outlander TV series.

  • Visit Doune Castle, a fine example of a medieval castle that was used as Castle Leoch in Outlander Filming.

  • Step back in time in Culross which became Crainesmuir and much more over many seasons of Outlander.

  • Tour Hopetoun House which was used for much of Outlander filming, including the Duke of Sandringham’s Residence in Season 1 and much of Paris in Season 2. It was also used in Season 3. In the winter season, we will tour the bottom of the Royal Mile at Bakehouse Close which was used as the Printshop in Season 3.

  • Feel fit for a Queen at Linlithgow Palace which featured as Wentworth in Outlander. In the winter season, we will visit Rosslyn Chapel as an alternative location.

  • See Callendar House, a handsome mansion house in the town of Falkirk which was the setting for where the Duke of Sandringham lost his head.

  • Explore Drummond Castle Gardens which starred as the Gardens of Versailles in Season 2. In the winter season, we will visit Craigmillar Castle in Edinburgh which was Ardsmuir Prison in Season 3.

  • Get up close and personal at The Highland Folk Museum – an open-air museum where you can learn how people of the Highlands once lived.

  • Take a step back and ponder the past at Culloden Battlefield and Visitor Centre, the location of the last pitched battle in Britain that marked the end of the 1745 Jacobite Rebellion which was the inspiration for Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander Series.

  • Learn and speculate about life and death during the Bronze Age at the Clava Cairns, 4000-year-old burial cairns and standing stones, a short drive away from Culloden Battlefield.

  • See the beautiful forest, waterfalls and folly at the Hermitage near Dunkeld.

Important Info

  • Each day on the 3-day tour lasts around  8 – 12 hours traffic depending.

  • Times are dependent on local traffic conditions, and Slàinte Scotland cannot be held responsible for any delays.

  • Slàinte Scotland cannot be held responsible for any site closures and suitable alternatives will be offered.

  • Tours are capped at 8 people. If you have more than 8 people in your group, please contact us to check availability.

  • This tour is not suitable for those with mobility restrictions.

What To Bring

  • A copy of your confirmation email

  • A light rain jacket

  • Cash, credit card, or Historic Scotland Explorer Pass for entrance fees

  • Please wear closed, comfortable footwear

3 Day Outlander Tour from Edinburgh Itinerary

The Outlander 3 Day tour from Edinburgh departs promptly each day from Dalmeny Train Station in South Queensferry, a short 15 train journey from Edinburgh Waverley and Edinburgh Haymarket train stations.  Please see the map for the exact location and direction assistance at the bottom of this page. Each tour day lasts around 8-12 hours traffic depending.

Day 1

The tour on this day lasts around 7 – 8 hours traffic depending.

  • 10:00 am: Pick-up from Dalmeny Train Station in South Queensferry (see map at the bottom of this page).

  • Visit Blackness Castle (Fort William in Outlander)

  • Visit Midhope Castle (Lallybroch)

  • Visit Falkland (Inverness) for lunch. During the Winter months, we will visit Linlithgow Palace instead.

  • Visit Doune Castle (Castle Leoch)

  • Visit Culross which has been used for 3 seasons of Outlander filming

  • Tour ends at Dalmeny Train Station

Entrances for the above are not included.

Day 2

Tour day lasts around 8 hours traffic depending.

  • 10.15 am: Pick-up at Dalmeny Train Station

  • Visit Hopetoun House (Duke of Sandringham’s Residence and Paris Bedrooms). In the winter months, we will visit the Bakehouse Close in Edinburgh instead.

  • Visit Linlithgow Palace (Wentworth Prison). In the winter months, we will visit Rosslyn Chapel instead.

  • Visit Callendar House – this is also our lunch stop but bringing a packed lunch is also welcome.

  • Visit Drummond Castle Gardens which was used as the location for Versailles. In the winter months, we will visit Craigmillar Castle instead.

  • Tour ends Dalmeny Train Station.

  • Entrances for the above are not included.

Day 3

The tour on this day lasts around 10 hours traffic depending.

  • 8 am: Pick up at Dalmeny Train Station

  • Stop in Pitlochry for a rest stop with the option of visiting the Heathergems Factory.

  • Visit the Highland Folk Museum (only available in the summer season) which was where the rent episode took place.

  • Visit Culloden Battlefield and visitor centre, and we tend to have lunch here.

  • Visit the Clava Cairns (4000-year-old standing stones).

  • Visit the beautiful Hermitage in Perthshire.

  • Return to Dalmeny for around 6 pm

Entrances for the above are not included.

Extra Information

The paid activities which are not included in our tour price are:

1) Historic Scotland Environment Explorer Pass will grant you access to:

Blackness Castle

Doune Castle

Linlithgow Palace

(It will also gain you entry to other main attractions in Scotland such as Edinburgh and Stirling Castles if you plan on also visiting them during your trip.)

Extra entrances outside the Explorer Pass:

2) Midhope Castle

£3 per person (walk up fee)

Cash only

3) Hopetoun House

Children £5.50
Pensioner/Student £9.00
Groups (15+)£9.00
Family (2 + 2)£28.00
Registered Disabled£5.50

(these prices are subject to change)

Credit cards accepted

4) Drummond Castle Gardens

Adult £6.00 Superadult
£5.50 Child £2.00
Family (2+3) £14.00

(these prices are subject to change)

Credit cards accepted

5) Culloden Battlefield and Vistor Centre

Adult £11.00
Family £27.00
One adult family £22.00
Concession £9.50

(these prices are subject to change)

Credit Cards accepted

9) Tour Departs from Dalmeny Train Station: Please see the following map: