One-Day Outlander Filming Sites Tour from Edinburgh
Our One Day Outlander Filming Sites Tour from Edinburgh visits many places that will be instantly recogniseable to fans of the Outlander TV series. These include various locations on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile followed by Midhope Castle, Blackness Castle, Linlithgow Palace, Doune Castle, and Culross.
This day can begin or end with a drive-by of Dragonfly and Voyager Sites to be found on the Royal Mile. You will see Holyrood Palace, White Horse Close, Canongate Kirk, the World’s End Tavern, Moubray House and Carubbers Close. There are three filming sites on the Royal Mile and if traffic allows we will try to stop near at least one of these sites for photos. The locations are Tweedale Court, Bakehouse Close and the Signet Library.
Midhope Castle (Lallybroch)
The show used the 16th Century tower-house of Midhope Castle as the location for Lallybroch. They only filmed the exteriors here, because there are no floors in the interior of the building. It’s a great place to have a wander, though, and take photographs on the steps of the house.
Blackness Castle (Fort William)
Starz filmed Fort William, and Jamie’s flogging at the grim old castle-keep of Blackness Castle. George Crichton, a man later sentenced as a traitor, built this castle in the 1400’s. The government seized the castle when Crichton was sentenced. They used it firstly as a state-prison, and later as a garrisoned ammunition-store so we can think of no better place to double as Fort William. The views from the walls and towers are amazing!
Linlithgow Palace (part of Wentworth Prison)
The Wentworth prison photostop is in the forecourt of Linlithgow Palace; the summer palace of the Stuart dynasty. We will not stop here for long because only a little of Wentworth was filmed at the palace. The production team chose to create the prison from scenes shot in several castles both in Scotland and in England. You will, however, enjoy the views from this impressive ruin on its hill above Linlithgow Loch.
Doune Castle (Castle Leoch)
Doune Castle is a perfect choice as Castle Leoch. It has provided the perfect setting for two important time periods. Filming of Frank and Claire’s twentieth century visit took place there, and it also starred as the home of Colum and Dougal Mackenzie in the 1700’s. Eager visitors also get the chance to listen to Sam Heughan (Jamie) on the audio guide.
Cranesmuir is our next stop. This is the village of Culross, in Fife. Probably one of Scotland’s most perfectly preserved towns dating from the 1500’s and 1600’s. You’ll see Geilis Duncan’s House, the Mercat Square and Claire’s Herb Garden from Castle Leoch (actually filmed here) along with many other film locations.
One-Day Outlander Filming Sites Tour from Edinburgh – Price
£450 for the tour
One-Day Outlander Filming Sites Tour Edinburgh to Edinburgh – Departure
The day departs from, and returns to, your Edinburgh accommodation or transport hub, such as bus station or train station. You tell us, and we’ll be there.