Outlander Film Locations Day Trip from Edinburgh

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Outlander Film Locations Day Trip from Edinburgh
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Scotland’s rugged landscapes and historic castles provide a spectacular backdrop to hit TV series Outlander, but you’ll need a guide if you want to follow in the footsteps of your favorite characters. This full-day tour from Edinburgh gives fans the inside scoop, visiting memorable filming locations such as Doune Castle, Culross, and Falkland.
  • Full-day Outlander film locations tour from Edinburgh
  • Marvel at historic landmarks such as Doune Castle and Linlithgow Palace
  • Visit beautiful filming locations including Culross, Aberdour, and Falkland
  • Hear stories about Outlander’s actors and film sets from an expert guide

What's Included

  • Local Scottish English Speaking Guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Doune Castle entrance is optional and incurs an additional fee that can be paid at tour check-in
  • Midhope Castle is closed for filming on several dates. Blackness Castle will be substituted.
  • Midhope Castle and Blackness Castle are closed on the 25th of September & the 2nd of October.

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Bus Station
    Edinburgh EH1 3AY, UK

    Stances 15 and 16 Edinburgh Bus Station 26 Elder Street, EH1 3DX Bus station also accessible via entrance on Multrees Walk. From 5 February 2024 our tours will not depart from Edinburgh Bus Station. Our tours will depart from a city centre location, which we will confirm in the leadup to your tour.

Start time

08:45 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Make your way to the meeting point on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile to meet your guide. Traveling aboard an air-conditioned coach, head west into the Scottish countryside to discover the dramatic scenery that served as the backdrop to the Outlander TV series.

Stop to enjoy views of Linlithgow Palace en-route to the first destination—Doune Castle, which doubles up as Castle Leoch on-screen. Then, continue to the county of Fife to see the village of Culross, better known as ‘Cranesmuir’, the village where Claire was accused of witchcraft.

After lunch (own expense), spend time exploring Falkland, where the show’s Inverness scenes were shot, before continuing to other key Outlander sites, including Aberdour.

After an Outlander-inspired day, return to Edinburgh, where your tour ends back on the Royal Mile.

Midhope Castle

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Doune Castle

1 hour Admission Ticket Not Included


1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free


45 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Blackness Castle

55 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A maximum of 10 people per booking
  • Unfortunately we are unable to carry children under 5 years old, and anyone under 17 must be accompanied by an adult. There are no maximum age restrictions.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • It is recommended to book transport to the departure point in advance. Please also allow extra time to get to the departure point for check-in. We advise you arrive at least 15 minutes before the tour departure to allow time to check-in for the tour. Unfortunately, we are unable to hold back the tour for late arrivals.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Traveler Tips

This is fun even if you are not an Outlander fan.


425 reviews
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Reviews by Viator travelers.
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Awesome experience
Rhonda_W, Sep 2023
Sofie was a great guide and had little antidotes about different areas that we saw. She kept us entertained the whole trip. I would highly recommend!
Outlander extradinare
AshleyJane_G, Sep 2023
It was fab. Alister was very informative and helpful. Had the best time. It was all the outlander fans together. Would defo recommend
Incorrect information
Debbie_S, Sep 2023
Unfortunately, I missed the tour. Why? Because I was provided with the wrong information as to where to get the tour, I was told to go to 40 High St. In reality, we should have gone to the bus station. But I was not provided with that information. I am not happy.
Enjoyed Culross and Doune...
Janice_S, Sep 2023
Enjoyed Culross and Doune castle the most Also liked Falkland I lived the villages Best The only thing that could improve is the music. Didn’t enjoy most of the songs and was kinda loud
The Best Outlander Tour!
Stephen_D, Aug 2023
Great tour and Great guide! We had fun and learned a bit about history as well as outlander. A must trip!
5 Star Day!
Kathleen_S, Aug 2023
Connor was fantastic! From the very start of our trip he had great mix of Scottish history, Outlander facts, humor, and a solid playlist to top it off. He even had great dinner recommendations after our day concluded. The pace of the day was perfect and the I couldn’t recommend this tour enough!
The whole experience was...
Gayle_S, Aug 2023
The whole experience was absolutely fabulous. Weather was perfect and the locations were great. Had time to ourselves at each location and was time enough to take it all in.
Awesome experience!
Pamela_D, Aug 2023
From an Outlander fan whose read all the books at least twice and have seen all of the shows numerous times, you nailed it! Every castle was amazing and the choice of stops was perfect. Our guide Cliff was most helpful and knowledgeable and I loved that he played Outlander music for part of the tour. I would VERY highly recommend this trip to all Outlander lovers and to those who aren't fans as well as its just a great tour!
Poor directions
DAVID_R, Aug 2023
The most memorable past was missing it. The ‘meeting place’ address on our confirmation email was 26 elder. Nowhere did it instruct us to go inside to find our guide. We waited outside with another couple from 8:35 to 8:50. When no one came out, I went inside to use the restroom and saw a queue and asked the person if they know about our tour. She told me it left at 8:45. So we missed our prepaid tour and had to pay another company to take the same tour. The meeting place instructions we poor, especially for people unfamiliar with that area. We have other tours booked through Viator and feel, as good customers, we should be entitled to a refund. Sincerely, David Rutola Drutola919@verizon.net
We had a great tour. Not...
Janice_D, Aug 2023
We had a great tour. Not just the. Great Outlander sites but also the Scottish countryside. Also, lots of great stories from our guide Tiegan.
Karen_L, Aug 2023
Would highly recommend outlander tour a fantastic experience.Our tour guide was fantastic, knowledgeable and entertaining. She made a point of interacting with each individual and bringing the group together. Not only did she fill us in on Outlander but Scottish history, places to visit, architecture and tips and hints to getting the most from our trip to Scotland.
Pick a different tour company
Lillie_N, Aug 2023
Do not waste your money. While the locations we went to were great, our tour guide, Ali P. was just awful. We knew more about where we were going then she did. We actually walked right by one of the filming locations in the show and she didn't even mention it. Her driving bordered on dangerous and her overall attitude was dismissive. The majority of the time she just played music as we were driving instead of giving us any history. The most talking she did was on our way back to Edinburgh, she spent over a half hour telling us how she lost her job during covid and how it lead her to her job now all in an an attempt to get us to give her a tip.
Lots of fun and...
bvisciotti, Aug 2023
Lots of fun and information. We had a full day with plenty of experience time. We recommend the outing.
Several significant places visited, but little to no guidance
BarbaraJ_G, Aug 2023
Doune Castle. Guide knowledgeable in Scotlands history; but little explanation given during Outlander stops
Outlander fans MUST GO ON THIS TOUR!!
CarrieBarnicle, Jul 2023
If you are a fan of the Outlander show please go on this tour. Our guide Ali was fantastic. We got lucky that the tour was completely booked but a few people didn't show up. Left us plenty of room on the van to spread out. Ali spent time telling us about the history of Scotland AND showing us exact scenes at the places we stopped, just in case we forgot. She was a wonderful driver and, again, if you're an Outlander fan....go on this tour. First stop was "Lollybrach" and it brought tears to my eyes to see it come to life. Such a great tour and seeing the beauty of Scotland. Plenty of time to walk around at each stop. Loved it.
Great Tour
Sergio_Z, Jul 2023
Great Tour! Paul was very friendly and attentive to everyone. I highly recommend this tour; great locations
Outlander and Conner
Karen_A, Jul 2023
Such a wonderful trip. Conner was so much fun and we learned so much from him. He loves his country and it’s history and it shows in the facts he shared with us. I have mobility issues and he was so accommodating! There were certain things I chose not to do on the tour but what I did was totally enjoyable! Thank you so much Conner and Haggis tours!
Kelly_S, Jul 2023
Our guide Conner was great! So funny & very knowledgeable! The sites we went to weren’t crowded & didn’t take too long to get to. It was a wonderful day!
Imelda_S, Jul 2023
Excellent tour! Our guide Sofie (our Sophia) is wonderful and very friendly. Very informative information. Me and my girls enjoyed it very much.
Best Outlander tour
Ron_F, Jul 2023
Everything about the Outlander tour was memorable. Sophie, our driver / tour guide was awesome. She was so knowledgeable of history and the outlander series. Excellent driver. We loved seeing Lallybroch as the first castle… what a sight after the books and series. 5 stars

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