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Outlander Tour Scotland

Outlander Tours from Edinburgh,Scotland

Outlander Tour Scotland

Explore further on our private Outlander Tours from Edinburgh, Scotland. Follow in the footsteps of Jamie and Claire Fraser on a fun & relaxed private day tour. Why not explore even more with our multi-day Outlander tours & uncover Scotland’s history and sites. Explore Lallybroch and Castle Leoch on a fantastic day tour. Visit the locations of Wentworth Prison & 1950’s Inverness. Experience Geillis’s Herb Garden and nearby Standing Stones. Time Travel is optional on our incredible Outlander Scotland Tour –  Scottish Guided Tours provides your own private tour guide and transport. Together we explore the wonderful historical sites used as filming locations in our favourite hit TV show – Outlander Tour Scotland – Enquire about Private Guided Tours of Scotland

‘Niall is an experienced Scottish tour guide. Raised in the mountains and glens of Scotland and inspired by his father, renowned Scottish author and historian Dr Rennie McOwan, Niall feels passionately about his role as a bespoke private tour guide.

Directly descended from legendary Highland stalker Donald Ross, Chief Stalker to the Duke of Portland, Niall aims to give clients the best possible experience whether it be heritage related , historical, cultural  or perhaps a mixture of all three – the best that Scotland has to offer’  Read more….

Stirling Castle Day Tour

Your Journey

Outlander Day Tours are not only an opportunity to visit the locations used in the filming of the hit TV Series but, most importantly, to build a bigger picture of Scottish history –  See our 3 Day Outlander Tour – As a result, you will appreciate even more the Nation of Scotland’s struggles and why Clan Fraser and other Highland Clans were willing to make the ultimate sacrifice. Our private Outlander tours from Edinburgh offer the most fun and convenient way to explore Outlander filming locations. Book our private Outlander tours and experience many familiar sites and hidden gems. Outlander Tour Scotland – Contact us 

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Culross Palace and Gardens in the Royal Burgh of Culross - Claire's herb garden.

Why Scottish Guided Tours?

Door to Door Service

Your private tour guide shall greet you at your chosen location. Hotel, B&B or even Cruise Ship Terminal. The most convenient start possible to your private tour of Scotland. Complete Door to Door service from Scottish Guided Tours. 

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Your Guide

‘Niall is an experienced Scottish tour guide. Raised in the mountains and glens of Scotland and inspired by his father, renowned Scottish author and historian Dr Rennie McOwan, Niall feels passionately about his role as a bespoke private tour guide.

Transport

Our brand new vehicles ensure great views, comfort and plenty of room for all travellers and luggage. Private Tours of Scotland exclusively for your group of travelling companions.

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Scottish Guided Tours deliver fantastic private tours of Scotland exclusively for your group of travellers. No travellers shall be mixed with any other private groups. Bespoke tours of Scotland designed around your time frame & interests.

Covid-19 Precautions

All vehicles are meticulously cleaned. Face masks and sanitiser are provided. Private guided tours are exclusively for family or fellow travelling companions. Private tours of Scotland are the safest way to travel.

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Outlander Tour Scotland

We follow Jamie and Claire Fraser’s footsteps on all our Outlander Tours from Edinburgh, Scotland.

As a result, a fantastic and fun, Outlander-packed private tour awaits.

Private day tours and multi-may tours uncovering Scotlands Outlander history and sites direct from Edinburgh.

Outlander Tour Scotland
Outlander Tour Scotland –  Doune Castle is a medieval stronghold near the village of Doune. Castle Leoch in Outlander!!

Outlander Tour Scotland 

Scottish Guided Tours provides your very own private tour guide and transport for your group of family/friends or fellow travellers.

Together, we explore the incredible historical sites used as filming locations in the hit TV show, offering a superb door-to-door service and Scotland’s best private tours.

Lallybroch Castle

Outlander tours depart from your hotel or specified pick-up point, which means ultimate convenience when booking a Scottish Guided Tours tour.

Tours start with a visit to Lallybroch. Only a short drive from Edinburgh and as we wind our way down the country lanes, Midhope Castle appears.

As a result, an iconic photo opportunity and one that is instantly recognisable awaits.

Outlander Tours from Edinburgh
Midhope Castle on our Outlander Tours from Edinburgh is instantly recognisable – Outlander Tour Scotland..

 

Blackness Castle

Blackness Castle is our fantastic next stop—an incredible fortress by the Firth of Forth and an excellent visitor experience. 

Explore this magnificent Castle which doubles as the Fort William HQ of  Black Jack Randall.

The “Firth of Forth” is an estuary or bay where one of Scotland’s main rivers meets the North Sea. 

Outlander Tour Scotland
Outlander Tour Scotland – Blackness Castle is an incredible fortress on the Firth of Forth.

Outlander Tour Scotland 

This particular Outlander filming location was built in the 15th century to defend Scotland from attack, and as you walk the ramparts, you can feel the history here. 

In the Outlander TV Series, Blackness Castle becomes the Fort William HQ of Black Jack Randall. Iconic scenes from Outlander Season one were filmed at Blackness.

On our guided tour of Scotland, you will enjoy exploring Blackness Castle, and from the ramparts, we look across the river to our next stop.

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Blackness Castle has defended Scotland for centuries. Various Outlander scenes have been filmed in this outstanding Scottish Castle.

 

Culross – 16th Century Village

We cross the River Forth, and the village of Culross awaits. 

Culross is a 16th-century village used extensively in Outlander, and as such, the village is a must-see on any Outlander Day Tour.

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Cottages in the Royal Burgh of Culross on our Outlander Tour Scotland

Travel back in time 

The village of Culross is a genuine opportunity to travel back in time. A 16th-century Scottish trading port and fishing village has been beautifully preserved. 

As we wander the cobbled, winding streets, you will recognise many different filming locations from the Outlander TV series.

Geillis Duncan’s parlour and house, Jacobite encampments and many more locations on or Outlander Tour Scotland 

Outlander Tour Scotland 

At the rear of Culross Palace is the “Castle Leoch” herb garden, where Claire is often found in Seasons 1 & 2. 

Many of Culross Palace’s interiors have featured in Outlander, and you will feel very much a part of centuries past as you wander through this magnificent building. 

16th century Culross is a beautiful lunch stop with quaint shops, cafes, and a great local pub.

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Outlander Tours – Claire’s Herb Garden on our Outlander Tour Scotland.

Doune Castle

As it was known, Castle Leoch or Doune Castle sits on the fringes of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park and is our first stop after lunch. 

Doune Castle will be very familiar indeed. 

This 14th century Scottish Castle is Castle Leoch and, as such, a must-see.

Outlander Tours from Edinburgh
Doune Castle is Castle Leoch. A unique 13th century Castle near Stirling and a great stop on our private tour of Scotland.

 

Outlander Tour Scotland 

A marvellous Castle and having never changed from when first built by the Duke of Albany in the 1300s is a great visit. 

As well as Castle Leoch in Outlander, Doune Castle was all the castles in Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

Suppose that was not enough of a claim to fame! Doune Castle is also Winterfell in Game of Thrones! 

Therefore, this wee castle nestled in the woods near Stirling has become a top-rated visitor attraction.

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Scottish Guided Tours – Private Tours of Scotland. Niall is an experienced Scottish Tour guide.

 

Outlander Tour Scotland 

Above all, our Outlander Location Day Tours from Edinburgh are not only an opportunity to visit the locations used in the filming of the hit tv series but, most importantly, to build a bigger picture of Scottish history. 

As a result, you will appreciate even more the Nation of Scotland’s struggles and why Clan Fraser & the other Highland Clans were willing to make the ultimate sacrifice.

Outlander Tour Scotland
Scotland has many neolithic sites – Stone Circles are a great addition – Outlander Tour Scotland.
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You Won't Regret a Tour with Niall! In the spring of 2018, our party of 3 adults visited Scotland for the first time. We arranged a day-long private tour outside of Edinburgh with Niall McOwen. Before arrival, we exchanged emails about our expectations. Some attractions the three of us asked to see were probably the usual tourist fair for first time visitors, but Niall also took us to places we didn't even know to ask about! Mr. McOwen was considerate, interesting, knowledgeable and truly concerned about the desires of our group. Around mid-day, the restaurant he chose provided us with good food, a bit of shopping and some time for us to get to know each other better. Getting to see this beautiful country through his eyes helped me to understand more of Scotland, its history and its citizens. If we are ever blessed to visit Scotland again, Niall will absolutely be included as part of our trip.
Lori Q
Lori Q
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An Epic Day to Remember! Scottish Guided Tours offers some preplanned itineraries, but their specialty is in working with you to customize a single or multi-day tour to fit your specific needs. We’d been to Scotland in the fall of 2017 and started planning our second trip as soon as we got back. We wanted to go to places a bit off the beaten track this time, so contacted Niall McOwan of Scottish Guided Tours. Niall built on our “must see” request, and suggested some other sites that worked well with our schedule. He picked us up from our hotel, and gave us an absolutely epic day to remember! One highlight was visiting an Old Kirk that is the final resting place of the famous Highlander Rob Roy MacGregor. Just behind the Kirk, we hiked up a trail that took us to a rallying point overlooking Loch Voil. A stone cairn at marked the place where Clan MacLaren would have lit a fiery cross to summon their men to battle. The view from this spot was just breathtaking! Throughout the day, Niall filled us in on the significance, history, and lore related to our stops. In addition to taking us to absolutely stunning viewpoints and ruins, he knew the best places to stop for lunch, coffee, and restrooms. 🙂 Our entire experience with Scottish Guided Tours from planning to the drop off back at our hotel was smooth, professional, friendly, knowledgeable and fun! I can without any hesitation recommend this service to anyone looking for a custom tour in and around Scotland.
Laura M
Laura M
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First guided tour, Don’t often write reviews but felt the need to for our trip. We live in Spain and decided on a little trip back to the motherland,we were not disappointed and our trip was made even better by Niall,his knowledge and passion for his country and what he does is evident,not your bog standard repitive tour guide,there was not one day of our trip that he didn’t have us laughing. Can highly recommend Scottish guided tours,we will return and when we do,we will definitely be booking with Niall.
Kirstie B
Kirstie BEdradour Distillery & Best of Scotland Day Tour
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Best of Scotland & Edradour Distillery Day Tour We spent a really entertaining and informative day with our guide, Niall ( Neal in Gaelic). He took us north to see the three bridges from different eras that span the Firth of Forth. It was fun to see a train go over the old one. Then we were off to Dunkeld, the river Tay, a wee hike in the woods to find a salmon ladder (alas,, no salmon running at that moment), coffee at a charming shop in Dunkeld, a tour at Edradour Distillery, the only remaining hand made single malt whiskey in Scotland, and the smallest to boot. We had a quick look at the village of Pitlocry, and ended the day at Loch Tummel to see The Queen's View. One more coffee stop, and it was back to Edinburg. But the best part of this fine day was the time we spent with Niall, who was a font of information, jovial and witty. As one does, we compared cultures, talked about everything under the sun, and laughed together much of the time. If you are looking for a tour guide with a warm demeanor and a kind and helpful personality, Niall is the best.
Ickles Family
Ickles FamilyPrivate Tour of Scotland
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Best Day Ever!!!! My family and I had the good fortune to have Niall as our personal tour guide for a day during our vacation to Scotland. We found that one day wasn't enough! Niall taught us more about his country in 10 hours than a professor in History could have done in 10 weeks. He was an absolute pleasure to be around. He made sure our day was spectacular from beginning to end. We can't wait to go back and let Niall show us more!
DMarieC
DMarieCExtraordinary & Outstanding
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Extraordinary and outstanding! With all the great tour guides I have hired, Niall stood out. He was with our family from Nov. 21-25. He picked us up at the Edinburgh airport and we started touring immediately. seeing the Kelpies, South Queensferry and the Forth Bridges all in the first afternoon. After that, we spent four more days together while he regaled us with history, legends and fairy stories. He listened and did not interrupt. Niall seemed to know how much to talk and how much to listen. He played the most beautiful Scottish music as we drove. We felt immersed in Scottish history and culture. He even wore his kilt for two of the five days. He went out of his way to accommodate our dietary needs. (It really helped that he is vegan himself.) We traveled through ancient woodlands, burial sites, battlefields, castles, fairy pools and fairy glens, mountain ranges, Outlander, Harry Potter and other film sites. We ended up enjoying him so much that we considered him part of the family and wanted him for the rest of our stay. Finally, we all noticed how kind Niall was with not only us, but with everyone including other drivers, restaurant staff and hotel staff. I only hope that he will be available when we return. We thought that Scotland was magical and that magic was mainly because of him. We would never tour with anyone else. Niall is the very best.
Eunice Jung
Eunice JungOutstanding Isle of Skye & Highlands
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We can't sing enough praises for Niall! Our group enlisted Niall's guiding services for a 3 day trip to the Scottish Highlands. Niall was very responsive from the start and helped us plan our trip every step of the way. We knew the tour was going to be great, but we all agreed afterward that Niall was what made the trip particularly memorable. In addition to his fantastic driving, he kept us entertained during the drives with his vast knowledgeable about Scottish history and folklore! Highly recommended!
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  • Private Day Tour prices: 495 GBP per day (not per person)
  • Exclusively for your group of up to 8 passengers (for larger groups please contact us)
  • Multi-day tours. Please add 100 GBP per day for Guides overnight expenses
  • Private guiding Services
  • Private Transportation
  • Scottish Spring Water is provided 

Transport is in a brand new air-conditioned vehicle with plenty of room for you and your group.

Credit & debit cards or contactless payment are accepted all over Scotland. Its always handy to have a little cash for very small shops 

Scottish Guided Tours offer private tours exclusively for your group. Tours can start and end in any location within Scotland. 

Accommodation is not included in your quote. Payment for accommodation is made directly to Hotel or B&B on arrival, unless by prior arrangement.

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We would be delighted to suggest Hotels or B&B’s for your trip. Some clients prefer to book their own but we are always glad to help. Please Contact us 

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