Outlander Day Trip: Glasgow

Great for lovers of the Outlander TV Series and Novels!

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

Outlander Day Trip: Glasgow

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 to some of the main filming locations, which are top attractions in their own right too.

Will you be Claire and find your own Jamie as we enjoy this tour? See sites from your favourite scenes of the show and retrace your beloved characters’ footsteps on this tour from Glasgow that’s as epic as their story. This Outlander Tour from Glasgow is a must for any Outlander fan!


Slàinte Scotland Tour of Outlander Filming Locations from Glasgow

Join us on this fantastic 10-hour tour from 266 George Street in Glasgow. On this tour, you will not only visit 5 of the most notable Outlander filming locations but you will also have the opportunity to discover all aspects of each area’s history, culture and impressive scenery. Led by a knowledgeable guide (and fan of Outlander), you will be sure to have a fun-filled day and Scottish experience.

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 Tour from Glasgow Highlights

  • Blackness Castle which featured as Fort William in Outlander and  Black Jack Randall’s headquarters.
  • Midhope Castle which seduced millions of fans by portraying Lallybroch, Jamie’s childhood home in the Outlander series.
  • Falkland, a beautiful village in Fife which was the set for “Inverness” in the filming (only between April – October). Linlithgow Palace will be visited as an alternative in the winter season.
  • Doune Castle which featured as Castle Leoch, the MacKenzie Castle and used for much of Season 1.
  • Culross, a stunning Fife village which was used for filming 3 seasons (and maybe more) of Outlander. It’s most celebrated portrayal was of Crainesmuir where Geillis Duncan lives.

Important Info

  • Tour lasts around  9 -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, around £15 per person
  • Please wear closed-toe, comfortable footwear

Tour Itinerary

The Outlander Day Tour from Glasgow departs promptly at 8.45 am from 266 George Street outside the “Parish Halls” Buildings. Please see the map for the exact location and direction assistance at the bottom of this page.

We will begin by making our way to South Queensferry where we collect our Edinburgh guests and continue on the short journey to Blackness Castle which features as Fort William in Outlander; Black Jack Randall’s Headquarters. In addition to Outlander, Blackness Castle has had a fascinating history of its own and is described as ‘the ship that never sailed’ thanks to its similar architecture and its location on the Firth of Forth. As such it also has phenomenal views towards the Three Forth Bridges. You will have the opportunity to explore the castle after a short historical and Outlander demonstration by your tour guide. (Entrance to Blackness Castle is not included in the tour).

We will then make our way to the Midhope Castle which is only a 10-minute drive away from Blackness Castle. Midhope is one of the favourite visits on the tour since it portrays Lallybroch,  Jamie Fraser’s family home. The castle sits on the Hopetoun Estate and is in a ruinous state. We are therefore unable to enter the building due to it being unsafe, but you will have the opportunity to explore the outside of the castle being careful not to disturb the people who live and work on the estate. The Hopetoun Estate is private land, and therefore our visit is up to the discretion of the owners, which may be withheld outwith our control. (Entrance to Midhope Castle is not included in the tour).

Our tour will then continue to the village of Falkland which features as Inverness in the Outlander filming. We tend to have our lunch here (not included). You will enjoy a short guided tour of the village centre or as we call it on this tour, “The Outlander Square”, enjoying the history of Falkland and obvious Outlander references along the way (Ghost Jamie). 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 light lunches which include gluten-free and vegetarian options.

During the winter season, we visit Linlithgow Palace as an alternative to Falkland since the winter closing times of the castles make it difficult to arrive at other locations on time, especially if there are any unforeseen delays. Don’t be disheartened however because at Linlithgow Palace, you will enjoy the most impressive palace in the whole of Scotland and the very birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots. It also bears the scars of the Jacobite Rebellion of 1745/1746 which you will discover on tour. Concerning the Outlander filming, Linlithgow Palace portrays Wentworth Prison, and after an explanation from your tour guide, you will be given around 1 hour to explore the labyrinths at the palace and purchase a quick take away lunch at one of the nearby cafes.

We will then continue our way towards the Doune Castle.

Once we arrive at Doune castle which portrays Castle Leoch in Outlander, you will enjoy a short history and filming locations demonstration by your tour guide. Doune Castle has been used for other TV shows and movies over the past few decades including Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Game of Thrones and more recently, 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 idyllic Fife village of Culross which has been used many times for Outlander filming and most famously as Cranesmuir. You will feel like you have stepped back in time as your guide leads you through the iconic streets which are protected by the National Trust for Scotland. All of our visits here, end with a visit to the Townhouse which is now a gallery of Scottish Landscape Photography, run by local photographer Graham Harris Graham. A visit here is a perfect end to a magical day.

After our visit to Culross, we will make the short journey back to South Queensferry to drop off our Edinburgh guests before continuing back to 266 George Street in Glasgow, where we aim to reach for 6 pm (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 266 George Street Glasgow.
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Greenock, Inverclyde PA15 1LJ
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