Stravaigin offers a spectacular one-day or two-day guided tour of the stunning locations featured in the hit television series Outlander, based on the novels by Diana Gabaldon. Let us sweep you away to the world of star-crossed lovers Jamie and Claire, as we visit the breath-taking and dramatic scenery that is synonymous with Outlander.
- Castle Leoch
- Craigh Na Dun
- Wentworth Prison
One Day Outlander Tour:
Stravaigin will start your epic journey by transporting you to the beauteous Doune Castle, featured as Castle Leoch in the show. Sited on a wooded bend where the Ardoch Burn flows into the river Teith. Doune is steeped in an enthralling history, and Outlander fans have flocked here to soak up the atmosphere at the seat of the Clan Mackenzie.
No time to waste! We then gently wind our way through exquisite scenery towards the beauteous town of Falkland in Fife which doubles for 1940’s Inverness. See if you can spot the familiar sights of Mrs Baird’s guesthouse, the Bruce fountain and Farrell’s hardware and furniture store.
Post refreshments, and staying in Fife, it’s on to the historically rich Culross – a.k.a Cranesmuir. You may even catch a glimpse of Geillis Duncan or her husband Arthur in this picturesque little part of television history.
Following a delicious lunch which the Fraser and Mackenzie clans would be proud to present, we whisk you on to the 16th Century tower house Midhope Castle, used as Jamie Fraser’s home at Lallybroch (when available). A must have photo op so keep those cameras at the ready!
Fancy another Castle? We’re Stravaigin, so we’ve got it covered! As we approach the imposing Blackness Castle, instantly recognisable as the place where poor Jamie was flogged in the courtyard when this 15th Century Castle stood in as Fort William, just avoid Black Jack Randall please as we don’t know what sort of mood he’ll be in…
Phew! Let’s take you to our final stop on the Outlander one-day tour before we get you back home. And what a stop! Who could forget one of the most intense Outlander scenes so far? After Jamie is betrayed, the Redcoats take him to Wentworth Prison where he stands trial and is sentenced to hang, and where he suffers terrible torture at the hands of Randall. Linlithgow palace stands in for Wentworth prison and this 15th and 16th century building was formerly one of the principal residences of the Monarchs of Scotland.
Two Day Outlander Tour:
Not enough drama, history or astonishing scenery for you? Then maybe take in our two-day Outlander tour? Featuring all of the locations on our popular one-day tour, Stravaigin have added some extra special places to take you to on our second day together!
Having rested overnight at a beautiful inn, we idle through the tremendous Scottish countryside, as we head to the characterful Highland Folk Museum in Inverness-shire. Standing in as Mackenzie village, this fascinating 1700’s highland township is a must see for any outlander fanatic.
Staying in the Inverness area we now make our way to the haunting Culloden Battlefield. Atmospherically unrivalled, we will stop at the Clan Fraser Stone, marking the spot of those Clansmen who perished on the Battlefield in1746. Once seen, Culloden will never be forgotten…
A pleasant stop for lunch next before we head for our final Outlander location. Situated on a gravel terrace above the river Nairn sits one of Scotland’s most evocative and sacred prehistoric sites, – The Clava Cairns. Dominated by a line of three exceptionally well-preserved burial Cairns, each enclosed by stone circles, the Cairns are around 4,000 years old. Believed to be the inspiration for the fictional Craigh Na Dun, the Clava Cairns are not to be missed.
These informative, entertaining and scenically meticulous tours are growing in popularity amongst the many Outlander fans around the World.