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Outlander Tours of Scotland from Edinburgh

Outlander Day Tours

Our private Outlander Tours from Edinburgh follow in the footsteps of Jamie and Claire Fraser. Day tours and multi-day Outlander tours uncovering Scotlands history and sites. Scottish Guided Tours provide your own private tour guide and transport. Together we explore the wonderful historical sites used as filming locations in the hit TV show. Enquire about Private Guided Tours of Scotland

Stirling Castle Day Tour

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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. As a result, you will appreciate even more the struggles of the Nation of Scotland 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. Contact us 

Outlander Tours from Edinburgh

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Outlander Tour

We follow in the footsteps of Jamie and Claire on all our Outlander Tours. As a result, a fantastic, fun and Outlander packed private tour awaits. Private day tours and multi-may tours uncovering Scotlands Outlander history and sites direct from Edinburgh.

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Visit Lallybroch with our Outlander Tours from Edinburgh.

Scottish Guided Tours provide your very own private tour guide and transport for your group of family/friends or fellow travellers. Together we explore the wonderful historical sites used as filming locations in the hit TV show offering a superb door to door service and the best private tours of Scotland.

Midhope Castle

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

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.

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Midhope Castle on our Outlander Tours from Edinburgh is instantly recognisable


Blackness Castle

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

The “Firth of Forth” is an estuary or bay where one of Scotlands main rivers meets the North Sea. 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 HQ of Black Jack Randall and iconic scenes from Outlander Season One were filmed here. 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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Outlander has used 16th century Culross as a location since Season 1. Explore with your private guide.


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 which has been beautifully preserved. As we wander the cobbled, winding streets you will recognise many different filming locations from the Outlander TV series. At the rear of Culross Palace is the “Castle Leoch” herb garden where Claire is often found in Season 1 & 2. Many of the interiors of Culross Palace 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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Our Outlander Tours from Edinburgh love stepping back in time with Jamie and Claire Fraser.


Doune Castle

Castle Leoch or Doune Castle as it was known, 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.

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Castle Leoch has so much hidden history. A must-see on our Outlander Tour from Edinburgh.

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 and if that was not enough of a claim to fame! Doune Castle is also  Winterfell in Game of Thrones! Therefore, this little Castle nestled in the woods near Stirling has become a very popular visitor attraction indeed.

Outlander Locations Tour

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 struggles of the Nation of Scotland and why Clan Fraser & the other Highland Clans were willing to make the ultimate sacrifice.

Tour Timings

9 am Depart

9:30 Midhope Castle (Photo Stop)

10:00  Blackness Castle Visit

11 am Depart

11;30 Culross Village Tour and Lunch

13:30 Depart

14:15 Doune Castle

15:30 Depart

16:00 Extra stops (Kelpies, Bannockburn )

17:30-1800 Return to drop off point

All timings can be adjusted to suit Cruise Ships, Flights, train times etc

Chesapeak Tourist
Chesapeak Tourist
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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!
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!
  • 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.

Contact us for great accommodation suggestions

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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