Outlander Day Trip: Edinburgh

Great for lovers of the Outlander TV series and novels!

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Adult (18+)
£75
Concession (60+)
£70
Child (5-17)
£45

Outlander Day Trip: Edinburgh

Great for lovers of the Outlander TV series and novels!

Are you a fan of the Outlander books or TV series? Join us on this day trip from Glasgow and Edinburgh to some of the film locations which are top attractions in their own right too.

Will you be Claire and find your own Jamie as we enjoy this Outlander tour from Edinburgh? Visit some of Scotland’s most impressive filming locations and notable settings for the hit TV series Outlander!


Slàinte Scotland Tour of Outlander Filming Locations from Edinburgh

Join us on this is a fantastic 8-hour tour from Dalmeny Train Station, which is a short direct 15-minute train ride from Edinburgh Waverley Station. It is a tour that not only takes you around 5 of the most iconic Outlander locations but you will be sure to enjoy all aspects of each area’s history, culture and gorgeous scenery. Led by a knowledgeable guide (and fan of Outlander), you will leave the tour with more than just memories.

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 Film Locations Tour Highlights

  • Blackness Castle, Black Jack Randall’s headquarters, Fort William and where Jamie is flogged.
  • Midhope Castle where they filmed Lallybroch, Jamie’s home.
  • Falkland, the site of “Inverness” (only between April – October). Linlithgow will be visited as an alternative in the winter season.
  • Doune Castle, the site of Castle Leoch, the MacKenzie Castle.
  • Culross, used for three seasons of Outlander and most famously, Cranesmuir, where Geillis Duncan lived.

Important Info

  • Tour lasts around 8 to 10 hours traffic depending.
  • Times are dependent on local traffic conditions, and Slàinte Scotland cannot be held responsible for any delays.
  • Tours are capped at 20 people.
  • 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-toe, comfortable footwear

Tour Itinerary

The Outlander Day Tour from Edinburgh departs promptly at 10 am from Dalmeny Train Station (next to the coffee kiosk). The meeting point is straightforward to find, and a direct train service connects the train station from Edinburgh Haymarket and Edinburgh Waverley Train Stations.

We will begin by making our way to Blackness Castle which features as Fort William in Outlander; Black Jack Randall’s Headquarters. Blackness Castle, also known as ‘the ship that never sailed’ sits on the Firth of Forth with impressive views towards the 3 Bridges. It has an intriguing and rather gory history, perfect for its provenance in Outlander. You will have the opportunity to explore the castle for enough time to have an excellent visit after a short historical and Outlander demonstration tour by your guide. (Entrance to Blackness Castle is not included in the tour).

We will then make our way to the nearby Midhope Castle which features as Lallybroch in the Outlander series. It is one of the most iconic visits of the tour being Jamie Fraser’s childhood home, and you will not be disappointed taking in this very much untouched, rural ruin, nestled in the middle of the Hopetoun Estate. As such we cannot enter the property as it is unsafe to do so but you may walk around the outside taking care to respect the people who live and work on the estate. Midhope Castle sits on private land, and therefore our visit is up to the discretion of the Estate, and it may be closed out with our control. (Entrance to Midhope Castle is not included in the tour).

We will then continue to the village of Falkland which features as Inverness in the filming. We tend to have our lunch here (not included). You will enjoy a short guided tour to the Outlander Square, enjoying the history and Outlander references along the way. You will then have the option to have some free time or join us and others in the group for lunch at the Hayloft Tearoom. They have a great selection of affordable traditional Scottish light lunches. They have gluten free and vegetarian options too.

During the winter season, we visit Linlithgow Palace instead of Falkland as the winter closing hours making it difficult to arrive at other locations on time. When at Linlithgow, you will enjoy the most impressive palace in the whole of Scotland and birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots. Linlithgow portrays Wentworth Prison in the filming, and you will be given around 1 hour to explore the palace and purchase a quick lunch at one of the nearby cafes.

After our lunch, we will continue our way towards the Doune Castle.

Once we arrive at Doune castle which featured as Castle Leoch in Outlander, you will experience a brief history and filming locations demonstration by your tour guide. Aside from Outlander, Doune Castle was the castle used in Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Winterfell in the Game of Thrones Pilot Episode and more recently, the Douglas Castle in the Outlaw King.  You will enjoy an audio guide visit which is included in your castle entrance. (Entrance to Doune Castle is not included).

Finally, we will make our way for the quaint village of Culross which has been used multiple times for Outlander filming. You will step back in time with your guide as you make your way through the quaint streets which are protected by the National Trust for Scotland and retains many of the 16th and 17th features that make it so important to Scotland’s past. Culross was most famously used as the location of Cranesmuir in Season 1 where Geillis Duncan lives. All of our visits here, end with a visit to the Townhouse which is now a beautiful gallery of Scottish Landscape Photography, including many Outlander locations. The gallery is run by local photographer Graham Harris Graham, and he offers a delightful insight into living in Culross and the history of the Townhouse.

After our visit to Culross, we will make our way back to Dalmeny Train Station where we aim to reach for 5.30pm (traffic depending)


Extra Information

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

1) Blackness Castle

Member/Explorer Pass holder: FREE (the explorer pass is only worth it if you are planning to visit 2 or more Historic Scotland properties)
Adult: £6
Child aged 5–15: £3.60
Child under 5: FREE
Concession: £4.80

(these prices are subject to change)
Credit cards accepted

2) Midhope Castle

£3 per person (walk up fee)
Credit cards not accepted. Cash Only.

3) Lunch

usually around £10 – £15 per person depending on what you order
Credit cards accepted

4) Linlithgow Palace

(only in the winter season or as an alternative due to traffic conditions and/or unexpected closures on the day)

Member/Explorer Pass holder: FREE (the explorer pass is only worth it if you are planning to visit 2 or more Historic Scotland properties)
Adult: £6
Child aged 5–15: £3.60
Child under 5: FREE
Concession: £4.80

(these prices are subject to change)
Credit cards accepted

5) Doune Castle

Member/Explorer Pass holder: FREE (the explorer pass is only worth it if you are planning to visit 2 or more Historic Scotland properties)
Adult: £6
Child aged 5–15: £3.60
Child under 5: FREE
Concession: £4.80

(these prices are subject to change)
Credit cards accepted


Tour Departs from Dalmeny Train Station
Please see following map:

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