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Outlander Adventure Small-Group Day Tour from Edinburgh

    Tour Operator: Rabbie's Trail Burners Ltd     8h 30m     Travel method: Mini Bus / Car     Region: Edinburgh

Leave Edinburgh and travel back in time as your driver-guide takes you over the Queensferry Crossing to Culross.

This virtually-unchanged 16th-century village overlooks the sea and poses as the fictional town of Cranesmuir. You have time to visit Claire’s herb garden, explore the palace, or wander the ancient streets while you imagine what life must have been like 400 years ago.

You journey past Stirling Castle and the Wallace Monument to Doune Castle, or as it’s called in Outlander, Castle Leoch. This formidable building gives you an insight into the living conditions of a Scottish earl in the 14th century. You can also listen to an excellent audio guide about how this castle was used as a filming location for Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

Your next stop is Linlithgow Palace. Here you have time to enjoy beautiful views to the Forth bridges, have a picnic by the loch, and explore the ruins of Mary Queen of Scots’ birthplace. And if you’re feeling brave, you can visit the spot where that gruesome Outlander scene took place.

You then travel the short distance to Blackness Castle. It’s an impressive castle that’s known as the ‘ship that never sailed’ because it resembles a giant stone boat. You have time to walk along the ramparts and explore the fictional headquarters of Jack Randall.

Midhope Castle* is your next highlight. Unfortunately, visitors are unable to go inside the castle, but Jamie’s lovely Lallybroch home is still an essential photo opportunity for any fan of the show.

Before we head back to Edinburgh, you have a final stop in the colourful harbour area of South Queensferry.

*Midhope Castle closes for the season on 21st December 2019 therefore this tour will not visit Midhope Castle until it reopens in April 2020 (exact date TBC). During this winter closure, you will spend more time enjoying the other locations on this tour. 

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Minimum age: 5 years
Difficulty: Easy

What is included

Top range 16-seat Mercedes mini-coach

The stories and services of an English-speaking driver-guide

Small Group Tour (maximum 16 passengers)


  • Min. age 5 years old. We do not accept children under the age of 5 years.
  • Luggage Allowance: You're restricted to 14kg (31lbs) of luggage per person on our tours. This should be one piece of luggage similar to an airline carry-on bag (approximately 55cm x 45cm x 25cm / 22in x 17in x 10in) plus a small bag for onboard personal items.
  • Check in closes 15 minutes prior to departure
  • In order to retain the integrity of the tour and try to ensure that all our customers have the best possible experience, we do cap bookings from any one party to 8 passengers.
  • ** Midhope Castle closed until mid-March 2022

COVID-19 - Important Information About Your Tour

We’re following government guidance and doing everything we can to ensure you enjoy a worry-free adventure. This means you need to be aware of a few things before you join your tour.

Our Safety Procedures

You’re required to wear a face covering onboard our mini-coachesYou’ll receive a quick temperature check at your departure pointThere’s a short COVID-19 questionnaire to answer when you arriveOur mini-coaches have allocated seating to comply with one-metre indoor social distancing rulesHand sanitiser is provided onboard our mini-coachesWhen outside of our mini-coach, please comply with all government and 3rd party guidance regarding the control of COVID-19Tour routes may change slightly, and certain attractions and facilities may be closed due to the Coronavirus. But don’t worry, your knowledgeable driver-guide will ensure you enjoy the best experience possible.

Visitor Attractions

Doune Castle – We reserve tickets for you. If you want to visit this attraction, please purchase your ticket whilst on tour.

Blackness Castle* – We reserve tickets for you. If you want to visit this attraction, please purchase your ticket whilst on tour. 

*Please note that Blackness Castle is only available to visit Sunday to Thursday.

Linlithgow Palace and Midhope Castle - please use the link on your voucher to book your tickets.

Due to safety inspection and possible maintenance work, Doune Castle and Linlithgow Palace are closed until further notice.

  Meeting Point Information

MEETING: 6 Waterloo Pl, Edinburgh EH1 3EG, Scotland, GB

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