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Tour Operator: Mary's Meanders Scotland Tours 8 hours Travel method:   Mini Bus / Car Region / Starts from: Edinburgh

Classic Outlander Tour - 1 Day

Join us on a full day guided Outlander Tour and be transported in comfort to your favourite filming locations from the Outlander TV series. Our driver/guides are passionate Outlander fans, ready to share their stories from Outlander, as well as the real-life histories that haunt these Palaces and Castles

You will visit:

During the Classic Outlander Tour, you will discover:

  • Doune Castle (Castle Leoch) Photo Stop due to HES closures
  • Deanston Distillery - opportunity for a tasting (no distillery tour)
  • Culross Palace & Village (Cranesmuir & S2 locations)
  • Midhope Castle (Lallybroch)
  • Blackness Castle (Fort William)

This is a tour based on, and immersed, in the Outlander books by Diana Gabaldon. Although the books are set in the Highlands, the filming of the Starz TV series took place in Central Scotland, with a number of the filming sites on the doorstep of our base in Linlithgow.

We will start our journey in the Royal and Ancient Burgh of Linlithgow. 

During the drive to our first destination, Doune, we will pass the Kelpies, Scotland’s latest tourist attraction. Doune is home of the 14th Century castle used in as the Outlander filming site for Castle Leoch, the home of The MacKenzie Clan.

Deanston Distillery - a Season 2 location and purveyor of fine whiskies.

On to Culross, a perfectly preserved example of a 17th century town, where you can picture Jamie & Claire wandering around the cobbled streets. This is the setting for the fictional town of Cranesmuir. Many of the buildings feature in the show, the witch trial takes place at the Mercat Cross and Claire’s herb garden is the beautiful stepped garden behind Culross Palace.

We continue with a short drive over the river where you will get fabulous views of the iconic Forth Rail Bridge.

If available we will visit Lallybroch also known as Midhope Castle and get a great photo on the house stairs.

Our final stop, Blackness Castle is a formidable fortress sitting on the banks of the River Forth and is the filming site for Fort William, the stronghold of the infamous Black Jack Randall.

* If we have time at the end of the day you will have the opportunity to see Linlithgow Palace, Birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots and Outlander filming site for Wentworth Prison.

Please note:
  • Tours run with a summer (Mar – Sep) and winter (Oct – Feb) itinerary. Email us directly to book in winter
  • The entrance fees listed below are for guidance only and can change at any time.
  • Midhope Castle may close for pheasant shooting.
  • Itineraries may also change at short notice due to local events.
  • Many of the locations on this tour have uneven terrain or cobblestones and are not suitable for those with mobility restrictions.


Tour Details

Duration: 8 hours

Meeting Point: Linlithgow Train Station, Station Road, Linlithgow, (Map here) – 20 mins by train from Edinburgh, 30 mins by train from Glasgow (How to book a train ticket)

Tour Departs:
Mar-Sept: Mon and Wed 9:00 hrs
Oct – Feb: by arrangement

Tour Returns:
By 17:00 hours Linlithgow Train Station, Station Road, Linlithgow

What to bring

  • Your tour confirmation email
  • Comfortable footwear, such as walking boots, trainers and sneakers
  • Cash, credit card, or Historic Scotland Explorer Pass for entrance fees (see below)


  • * Entry to Blackness Castle – £6 (£4.80)
  • * Entry to Doune Castle – £9 (£7.20)
  • * Entry to Linlithgow Palace – £7.20 (£5.40)
  • Entry to Culross – Specially discounted rate £6.50 – usually £10.50
  • Entry to Midhope Castle – £4


* An Historic Scotland Explorer Pass is great value if you are planning to travel in Scotland after your tour. As well as giving you access to these properties, you can also visit any of their 70 properties, including Edinburgh and Stirling Castles, for no additional cost. More details here. 

The prices listed here are for guidance only and can change at any time.

Cancellation Policy

48 hours or more before start: 100% refunds. After that time: no refunds. (Terms and Conditions)

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