Outlander, the tv series inspired by the historical romance novels by Diana Gabaldon is the basis for our 4 day tour of Scotland. We offer an Outlander tour of Scotland where you can follow in the footsteps of our epic lovers, Jamie and Claire, visiting locations used in the filming of the series. Share this unique and special experience with Outlander fans from around the world, discuss your favorite quotes from the books and shows and soak up the mystic and romantic atmosphere of Scotland. Book early to ensure your place on this unique tour! No more than 16 on board.
On this tour, your guide takes you through a fantastic array of Outlander sights while telling you all about the history that inspired the famous show. They call her Outlander, a name given to an outsider ignorant of Scottish Highland culture and one of the generally hated English as well.
4 Day Outlander Tour - Blazing the Jamie & Claire Trail BOOK THIS TODAY! CALL LYNOTT TOURS 9AM-5PM MONDAY-FRIDAY AT (800) 221-2474
Small group tour - limited to 16 persons
Clava Cairns - Travel through winding back roads and discover a 4,000 year old cemetery.
Doune Castle - One of the most filmed castles in Scotland. It stars as Castle Leoch in Outlander, and featured in Monty Python’s ‘Holy Grail’, and the pilot for Game of Thrones.
Loch Ness - Take a chance to go on an optional boat cruise or wander around this alluring and eerie loch.
Glen Affric - Lochs, mountains and pine forests: this is one of Scotland’s most glorious glens. It’s also a great hiding spot for Jamie!
Culloden - A sad place to visit. It’s the location of a tragic Outlander scene, and a catastrophic battle between Jacobites and Government troops.
Culross - This town looks like it never left the 16th century. It was also the setting for the fictional Outlander town, Cranesmuir.
Falkland - This quaint town in the Kingdom of Fife boasts a beautiful palace and a serene setting.
Day 1 You leave Edinburgh with your guide – might it even be a red haired Scot named Jamie? Today you follow the trail of film locations featured in the Outlander TV Series. On your way north to Inverness your first visit will be Culross, the fictional village of Cranesmuir and the home of Geillis Duncan and her ill-fated husband Arthur. Exploring the towns charming cobbled streets is like going back in time. Look carefully and you may even find Claire’s herb garden behind the impressive, historic Culross Palace. Get as close as possible to the 16th century in the well-preserved town of Culross. Or as it’s known to Outlander fans, Cranesmuir. You continue to the small town of Falkland to relive the first scenes of the show, where Falkland substitutes for 1940s Inverness. See if you can recognize the familiar sights such as Mrs. Baird’s Guesthouses (The Covenanter Hotel) and the Bruce Fountain, where Claire’s husband Frank sees the ghost of Jamie. In the early afternoon, you stop at the Newtonmore Highland Folk Museum, which houses replicas of 18th century turf-roofed Highland crofts. These were used as a setting in the first episode of the show. Venturing further north, you pass Aviemore, where you may recognize the stunning hilly and wooded area of Tulloch Ghru. This appeared during the journey Claire takes with Jamie and the Highlanders from Craigh na Dun to Castle Leoch. Arriving in Inverness later that afternoon with accommodation at the Glen Mhor Hotel (or similar).
Day 2 Learn about the last battle fought on British soil at Culloden - Discover how whisky is made at a distillery in the Highlands You first travel to Culloden. This site plays an important role in Scottish history and the Outlander books. It’s not far from the battlefield where the couple said their tearful goodbyes before Jamie joined the Jacobite army to fight for the Stuarts. You have the opportunity to explore the visitor center and site, and pay tribute to those who lost their lives at the last battle fought on British soil. You then take a short drive to the ancient standing stones at Clava Cairns, which may have been the inspiration for Craigh na Dun. After lunch, we continue to Castle Leod, “home of the Clan MacKenzie”, where you can enjoy a relaxing walk while your guide tells you the history of the clan and area. The castle resembles how Diana Gabaldon described Castle Leoch, however she had never heard of this building prior to writing Outlander. A short drive takes you to Beauly, the site of Beauly Priory and the tomb of Lord Lovat in the heart of Clan Fraser lands. Beauly priory is a beautiful 13th century ruin and where the Lovat Frasers are buried in Diana Gabaldon’s book. In the afternoon, you can sample ‘The Water of Life’ with a whisky distillery tour and tasting. We return to Inverness with time to explore the town and enjoy the city for another evening.
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Day 3 Wander through the ancient indigenous forests of Glen Affric - Explore Inverness, the Capital of the Highlands Your day starts with a visit to the majestic Glen Affric. Lochs, mountains and pine forests: this is one of Scotland’s most glorious glens. It’s also an ideal spot for Jamie to hide. You then continue along the entire length of Loch Ness and through the Great Glen before heading to Glenfinnan. The monument here commemorates the beginning of the last Jacobite rising. It stands framed by Loch Shiel and bedside a famous section of the Jacobite Steam Train railway line, famously used as the Hogwarts Express in Harry Potter. Your overnight stop is in Fort William underneath the shadow of Britain’s tallest mountain, Ben Nevis.
Day 4 Be moved by the sheer beauty of Glencoe - See two of Scotland’s quintessential castles, Doune Castle and Blackness Castle We start the day with a magnificent drive through Glencoe and cross the rugged Trossachs area onto Doune Castle. The Castle is an extensive ruin that represents Castle Leoch in the TV programme, home to Colum MacKenzie and his clan in the 18th century episodes. Later, you have a photo stop at Blackness Castle on the banks of the Firth of Forth. This was used as the set for Fort William in the show and appears in many other movies because of its beautiful setting and thickly fortified walls. You return to Edinburgh in the early evening
Includes: Accommodation with breakfast plus tour with your very own ‘Gabaldon’ enthused driver guide.
1/Apr/21 to 31/May/21,
1/Oct/21 to 31/Oct/21
and 18/Dec/21 to 3/Jan/22
|01/Jun/21 to 30/Sep/21|
|Wednesday||05/05/21 - 27/Oct/21|
|Friday||02/Apr/21 - 29/Oct/21|
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