Stravaigin proudly presents the ultimate Outlander tour. As more and more dedicated and passionate fans make the pilgrimage to Scotland to soak up the unique atmosphere and take in the stunning backdrops that help to make Outlander so special, here at Stravaigin we’ve been putting the final finishing touches to the best Outlander tour in Scotland. As the mystical and spell-binding story of Jamie and Claire’s love continues to grow in popularity, yet more of Scotland’s haunting and breathtaking locations join the story. Maybe it’s time you joined Stravaigin and spent a week with us on Scotland’s superlative Outlander tour?
All of our tour guides are steeped in the knowledge that a trip like this tour is a hugely important commitment for Outlander fans. We are here to meet your every need and our warm and relaxed approach will enhance your Outlander experience further.
Your friendly guide will collect you from your hotel. Our very first stop is the marvellous George Square in the centre of Glasgow where Frank proposes marriage to Claire in series 1. After a photo op’ we continue to the tremendous Glasgow Cathedral which was transformed into L’Hôpital des Anges in Season 2 of the show. Once we’ve taken in the beauty of the Cathedral we then head south to Pollock Country Park which was used as the grounds for the fictional Castle Leoch. The park was also used when filming the French countryside scenes. Following a delicious lunch it’s time for your next Outlander location, the lovely coastal town of Troon. You’ll recognise Troon as the place where Claire, Jamie and Murtagh board the ship to France. From Troon we journey further into Ayrshire to Dunure Harbour which stood in for Ayr Harbour when Jamie and Claire left Scotland in pursuit of Young Ian. Our final stop today is the ruins of Dunure Castle which featured as Silkie Island in Season 3.
Overnight in the Glasgow area.
Following a blissful nights sleep and a satisfying breakfast it’s time for day 2 of your Outlander extravaganza!. First stop today (subject to availability) is the beautiful Glencorse Old Kirk where Jamie and Claire’s wondrous wedding took place. Next stop, though not an Outlander location but not to be missed when in the area is the stunning Rosslyn Chapel.
From here you had east where you find Preston Mill, where (subject to availability, open Thursday to Monday only) you will have a tour of this beautiful location which featured in many scenes in Season 1.
Heading into the capital this afternoon you visit the city’s “other castle” Craigmillar which featured as Ardsmir Prison in Season 3.
Your final stops today are Bakehouse Close and Tweeddale Court. Bakehouse Close was the location of Jamie’s Print Shop and of course where he and Claire were reunited and Tweeddale Court was the scene of the market were Claire was reunited with Fergus.
Overnight in Edinburgh.
Onwards and upwards! Our first stop today is the glorious Hopetoun House which doubles as the home of the Duke of Sandringham in the show. Hopetoun was also used as the backdrop for the Parisian streets and the spare room in the Paris apartment. It feels like every glorious Scottish building has played its part in the show! On that note, nearby sits the dramatic Blackness Castle which you’ll recognise as the place where poor Jamie was mercilessly flogged. The courtyard of this 15th century castle also stood in as Fort William. Please be advised to avoid Black Jack Randall if you see him as we’ve no idea what sort of mood he’ll be in…
Next, it’s onto the magnificent Midhope Castle, better known as Lallybroch. A stop here is included when available and we will do our utmost to include this. Our next location is the wonderful Linlithgow Palace which stood in as the gloomy Wentworth Prison. From here we continue to pretty Bo’ness where the train station was magically transformed into the wartime London station where Claire and Frank say their goodbyes. Please feel free to take some time to explore Scotland’s largest railway museum. Captivating Callendar House, used as the home of the Duke of Sandringham is your final stop today. You literally can’t turn anywhere in Scotland without a piece of history staring you in the face.
Overnight in the Stirlingshire area.
Post hearty breakfast our very first stop this morning is Doune Castle which Outlander fans will know as Castle Leoch. Wow! After a wander and some photos, we commence the short drive to Deanston Distillery, where you will enjoy a tour and of course a taste of their magnificent product. Deanston was the setting for Jamie’s cousins wine warehouse in France. Following a tasty lunch our tour continues eastwards and into the kingdom of Fife where you will visit Falkland – the star of 1940’s Inverness. It’s always fun watching our guests take in the sights of Mrs Baird’s guesthouse and the Bruce fountain. Ready for more? The rest of day 4 takes in Dysart Harbour (the port of Le Havre), Aberdour Castle (the fictional monastery where Jamie is taken to recover after his ordeal at the prison) and Culross which stands in for Cranesmuir. You might spot Geillis or Arthur if you keep your eyes peeled.
Overnight in the Stirlingshire area.
Good morning! Today we head north with our first stop being the beautiful Tibbermore Parish Church which featured as Cranesmuir Church in the infamous witch trail. A stop here will be included when possible. Nearby we find Drummond Castle Gardens which was used as the park and orchard of the Palace of Versailles. We shall continue north to Kinloch Rannoch a picturesque village in Perth and Kinross. The delightful area around Rannoch Moor is where Claire and Frank enjoyed their second honeymoon.
Our next port of call takes us into the breathtaking Cairngorms and to the characterful Highland Folk Museum where various period scenes were filmed including when Dougal famously collected the rent.
Craigh Na Dun: We have a very special surprise for our very special guests today. The filming & photo location used for Craigh Na Dun remains a closely guarded secret, however, our guides will of course take you to this secluded spot and let you enjoy this not to be missed experience. You can replicate the scenes and take in the magical atmosphere as well as the surrounding dramatic scenery. The site is on private farm land and whilst in Scotland we benefit from the “Right to Roam” we also must respect our environment and would ask our guests to be discreet & respectful at this site.
Overnight in the Cairngorms area.
No rest for the wicked! We continue north firstly into Inverness-shire where you visit the Clava Cairns. These 4000 year old cairns are believed to be the inspiration for the fictional Craigh Na Dun. Post photographs we move on to the atmospherically unrivalled Culloden Battlefield where we will stop at the Clan Fraser Stone, a memorial to all the poor clansmen who perished on the Battlefield in 1746. Our final route on day 6 takes us via the haunting Loch Ness (Nessie spotting is optional!) and into the scenically beautiful West Highlands.
Time permitting we will endeavour to squeeze in another wee secret Outlander site. The scene where Dougal MacKenzie tests if Claire is lying to him by using the waters of an ancient spring well was shot in the Loch Ness area. This is a fascinating visit with a strange & mysterious history but again we must keep this location a wee secret just for our special guests.
Overnight in Fort William.
It’s our last day together but our Outlander adventure continues at our first stop this morning, Glencoe which features in the show’s opening credits. Glencoe is truly a sight to behold and you’ll marvel here at some of Scotland’s most dramatic scenery. After photographs we continue south and into the beautiful woodland glen known as the Trossachs, travelling along the bonnie, bonnie banks of Loch Lomond before we reach your final Outlander stop at beguiling Loch Katrine. The spectacular view from Brenachoile Point was featured in Outlander season 2. We then head home towards Glasgow or Edinburgh as preferred where your tour ends. As you nod off to sleep that night you’ll have the fondest memories for life of your spectacular Stravaigin 7 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.