Find romance and fall in love with the real Scotland
This tour features some of the locations used for filming the popular Outlander TV series. Be transported into the fantasy world of Claire and Jamie while discovering the real-life history behind it.
Midhope Castle near South Queensferry is recognizable as Lallybroch, Jamie Fraser’s ancestral home.
An important part of the Outlander story, this 16th century building was once a fine tower house with excellent gardens.
Next on the tour is Blackness Castle. Located on the Firth of Forth, this formidable fortress may be more familiar as the place Jamie was flogged by ‘Black Jack’ Randall.
Get a feel for how harsh living conditions were in this former state prison. Continue on to ‘Wentworth prison’ or (as it really was) Linlithgow Palace.
Take a look around the Renaissance residence of the Stewart kings and the birthplace of Mary, Queen of Scots.
Drop in on the clan Mackenzie at Doune Castle. Climb the battlements and admire the views of the River Teith and surrounding hills.
This medieval courtyard castle has featured many times on screen from the old classic ‘Ivanhoe’ to ‘Monty Python and the Holy Grail’ and ‘Game of Thrones.’
Take a break from the gripping drama for lunch. Then head to the village of Culross, owned by the National Trust. To fans of Outlander, there’s no mistaking this idyllic location as Cranesmuir.
Onto Falkland and feel as if you’ve taken a step back in time. Many historical features have been preserved in this town giving it a unique, old fashioned feel.
Walk the same streets as Claire. Spot familiar landmarks from the series like the Covenanter Hotel also known as ‘Mrs Baird’s B&B’. Continue on to Dysart Harbour.
If you’re eagle-eyed, you’ll recognise Le Harve from Season 2. Take in the old-fashioned atmosphere of Dysart with its narrow alleyways and picturesque buildings.
‘Abbey Ste. Anne de Beaupre’
Away from the wind-swept harbour, the pace slows as you reverently bow your head and enter the Benedictine Monastery. In reality, it’s Aberdour Castle in Fife.
The Stables, gallery, and kitchen of this 12th Century hall-house were used in filming. Aberdour is arguably the oldest castle in Scotland. See why it was the perfect location for the Final Episode of Season 1.
And that’s a wrap for the day
You and your group have followed in the footsteps of Claire and Jamie. It’s time to return home enriched with the real history behind the show.
The next time you re-visit the onscreen drama, you’ll be reminded of your day out with Kilted Black Cab Tours.
Midhope Castle. Camer01, CC BY-SA 3.0 , via Wikimedia Commons
Blackness Castle. Dr John Wells, CC BY 3.0 , via Wikimedia Commons
Dysart Harbour. Ivor MacKenzie
Aberdour Castle. Kim Traynor, CC BY-SA 3.0 , via Wikimedia Commons
This adventure is perfect for individuals and small groups, and can be tailored for:
- Charity fundraising
- Hen / Stag parties
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