Let us take you by the hand and lead you towards the experience of a lifetime.
The tour can start in Edinburgh or Glasgow as preferred.
Encompassing some magical and magnificent moments from our iconic one day tour, Stravaigin has yet more in store for you lucky Outlander aficionados, thrill seekers and Scotland adventurers. Including overnight stays in beautiful Pitlochry and alluring Inverness, our three day Outlander tour is truly not be missed.
Scotland is so rich in drama, history and astonishing scenery so we breathlessly start day 1 by making our way through the remarkable Scottish countryside before arriving at the imposing Blackness Castle. On the approach to this splendid landmark, you will instantly recognise this place as the location where poor Jamie was mercilessly flogged. The courtyard of this 15th Century Castle stood in as Fort William. We must warn you though to please avoid Black Jack Randall if you spot him, as we have no idea what sort of mood he’ll be in that day…
Following a delicious lunch of Scottish fayre which the Fraser and MacKenzie clans would be proud to present at a banquet, we whisk you next to the 16th Century tower house of Midhope Castle. Midhope is used as Jamie Fraser’s home at Lallybroch and when available is a must have photo op’ so please keep those cameras at the ready.
Phew! Time now to take you to your next stop on the stunning Outlander 3 day tour. And what a stop it is. Who could ever forget one of the most intense and gut wrenching Outlander scenes so far? After Jamie is betrayed, the Redcoats take him to Wentworth Prison where he stands trial and is sentenced to hang. Here he suffers terrible torture at the hands of the despicable Randall. The wonderful Linlithgow Palace fills in for the gloomy Wentworth Prison, and this 15th and 16th century building was formerly one of the principal residences of the Monarchs of Scotland. You literally can’t turn anywhere in Scotland without a bit of history staring you in the face.
We then head towards our final stop on day 1 taking in the majestic Scottish scenery and breathing in the crisp Scottish air as we transport you to the magnificent Doune Castle. This iconic location is one of the stars of the show serving of course as the imposing Castle Leoch. Sited on a wooded bend where the Ardoch Burn flows into the river Teith, Doune is steeped in enthralling history and is a Mecca for many thousands of Outlander’s dedicated fans who have flocked here to soak up the unique and mysterious atmosphere here at the seat of the Clan MacKenzie.
Finishing day 1 in beguiling Pitlochry we will make sure you are fed and watered before you turn in for the night. You will definitely dream of the wondrous places you saw with us today and Outlander will undoubtedly stay with you as you nod off to sleep…
Day 2 begins with a Scottish breakfast and a wee trip to a well kept Stravaigin secret. You can’t be the top of the game in this country of ours without taking a privileged few off the beaten track to places that other companies simply have no idea are out there. Intrigued? You will be…
After our opening sojourn it’s on to the characterful Highland Folk Museum in the Cairngorms. This location stood in as MacKenzie village in Outlander and this fascinating 1700’s highland township is a must see for any fan of the show.
With a plethora of welcoming eateries, we will have no trouble refuelling before our next port of call – The Clootie Well. This well is the spot where Dougal MacKenzie takes Claire to drink the water that will harm her if she lies to him. If you have any secrets, perhaps it’s best not to sip from the well?
Our overnight stay on day 2 is the capital of the Highlands – Inverness. What a place to rest your weary head.
Its day 3 and post breakfast, we are off to our first stop of the day, the haunting Culloden Battlefield. Atmospherically unrivalled, we will rest at the Clan Fraser Stone. This is a memorial to those poor Clansmen who perished on the Battlefield in 1746. Once seen, Culloden will never be forgotten and this place will remain in your heart forever.
Time to head to another wondrous 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, they are around 4,000 years old. They are believed to be the inspiration for the fictional Craigh Na Dun. The Clava Cairns are not to be missed.
The sheer drama of the first two stops on day 3 necessitate a tasty lunch and your guide will help you choose from the many options in the area. While other tour companies dilly dally, our attitude here at Stravaigin is that there’s no time to waste. So now, we make our way through exquisite and colourful countryside towards Fife where Falkland doubles for 1940’s Inverness. It’s always fun on arrival in Falkland to watch our guests as they spot the familiar sights of Mrs Baird’s guesthouse, the Bruce fountain and Farrell’s hardware and furniture store. It’s a joy to behold.
Had enough? Just one more? Your wish is our command and our final stop is the historically rich Culross. You Outlander experts may be more familiar with Culross as Cranesmuir. Now sadly even we at Stravaigin cannot guarantee a glimpse of Geillis Duncan or her husband Arthur in this picturesque little part of television history, but we can promise you unrivalled Scottish hospitality in this impressive part of our great country.
As day 3 is coming to an end we return to Edinburgh or Glasgow and as you turn in for the night you’ll dream of the wondrous places you saw with us on your 3 day Outlander tour.
These flexible, informative, entertaining and enchanting tours are growing in popularity amongst the many Outlander fans around the world and demand is high. Please book now to avoid disappointment.