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8-Night Outlander Tour

Price: From $1,128 Per Person.
8 Nights

The Outlander TV Series, adapted from Diana Gabaldon's series of books, has captivated the minds and hearts of millions of fans around the world. Jamie & Claire's complicated love story may be fictional, but the historically factual elements of the show greatly enhance its wide-ranging appeal. Add a little time-travel, multiple tension-filled scenes, some swordplay action, and you have all the ingredients for an immersive small screen delight. Outlander is predominantly filmed in Scotland (even the French scenes!), and the country's staggering natural beauty is used to wonderful effect by the show's creators. On our 8-Night Outlander Tour and with the help of our insight, you'll have the opportunity to visit a varied range of Outlander filming locations - some well known, and others that are well off the beaten track. Of course you'll also be spending time in beautiful and historic Scotland, which has quite a bit to offer, even beyond the Outlander realm! Check out the Map & Itinerary tab to explore your Outlander travel plan in more detail...Jamie & Claire's enthralling tale beckons!

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Tour Highlights

ACCOMMODATION

  • 4-nights in Central Edinburgh & Glasgow Hotels
  • 4-nights in Authentic & Luxurious Scottish Guesthouses
  • Optional Upgraded Accommodations Available in All Locations

TRANSPORTATION

  • Rental Car including Insurance, Unlimited Mileage & All Taxes
  • Low Security Deposit 'Swipe' - Exclusive to Authentic Vacation Clients!

DINING OPTIONS

  • 8 Full Scottish Breakfasts

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

  • Visit 14 Outlander Filming Locations

POINTS OF INTEREST

  • Blackness & Midhope Castles (Fort William & Lallybroch)
  • Linlithgow Palace & Doune Castle (Castle Leoch & Wentworth Prison)
  • Deanston Distillery & Culross (LeHavre & Cranesmuir)
  • Aberdour Castle & Falkland (Monastery & Inverness)
  • Drummond Castle (Gardens of the Palace of Versailles)
  • 2-nights in Both Edinburgh & Glasgow to Explore these Renowned Cities
  • Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park
  • Stirling Castle & The Wallace Monument

Edinburgh, Scotland

Arrive at

Arrive at Edinburgh Airport, Scotland

Arrive at Edinburgh Airport. If arriving from the U.S., please note that your flight is overnight.

Edinburgh is a small airport, ensuring that your experience there is a pleasant one. The airport is located 8 miles west of downtown Ediunburgh, and it takes approximately 30 minutes to make the journey by car or bus.


Accommodation

Brooks Hotel - Edinburgh, Scotland

3 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Check in policies:

Check-in time is after 2:00pm on your day of arrival. Check-out before 11:00am.


Overnight Location

Edinburgh, Scotland

On The Map: Edinburgh is located in the southeast of Scotland. Edinburgh is well served by a good network of roads and motorways, including the M8 from Glasgow to the west, and A68 from Newcastle, England to the southeast.

Edinburgh knows how to welcome travelers with grace and charm. She also knows how to kick up her heels and enjoy a nice shot of Scotch Whisky after a festival. The hill that Edinburgh Castle stands upon has been Scotland’s remarkable silent witness since the Bronze Age. Today her streets are filled with cutting-edge galleries and museums, tributes to the love of literature and music, fine cuisine, quirky shops, theater, and an extravagance of festivals. Four ancient streets, called the Royal Mile, are the main thoroughfare.  Running through medieval Edinburgh with her 66 alleys, tumbling shops, cobblestones, and tight homes the Royal Mile takes you to New Town.  Here you’ll stroll through fine gardens, perfect Georgian architecture and broad squares. The mix of time, while lost in time, is a heady brew. There may be no finer city than Edinburgh Scotland, to participate in the gifts of the past with an eye to a brilliant future. 


Must-See Sites

Edinburgh Castle, Scotland

On The Map: Edinburgh Castle is located at the top of the Royal Mile, at the west end of Edinburgh's Old Town. From its lofty position on Castle Rock, the castle dominates the Edinburgh skyline, and is impossible to miss!

Edinburgh castle sits on a high, rocky hill with a narrow ridge running east above the Old Town of Edinburgh. There has been a fortification of some kind here for thousands of years. The castle has existed through layers of time and history, and it is indeed magnificent. Edinburgh Castle has highlighted the city’s skyline for 800 years, is a national symbol, and it is Scotland’s most popular site to visit. The castle was a vital possession in Scotland’s historic struggles. The castle houses the Honours (Crown Jewels) of Scotland, the Stone of Destiny, the famous 15th century gun Mons Meg, the One O' Clock Gun and the National War Museum of Scotland. In addition to guided tours provided by the castle stewards, there is an audio guide tour available in eight languages. The audio tour takes the visitor on a tour around the castle, explains its architecture, and tells its dramatic history.


The Royal Mile, Scotland

On The Map: The Royal Mile is located in Old Town Edinburgh, and runs between Edinburgh Castle & Holyrood Palace.

The Royal Mile is the main thoroughfare of Old Town Edinburgh, and boasts a number of famous historical sites and buildings, as well as an impressive array of shops, eateries and pubs. The Royal Mile is actually more than a mile by 107 yards. It starts at the entrance to Edinburgh Castle & ends at the gates of Holyrood Palace. There are several independently named streets which connect to make up the Royal Mile: Castlehill, Lawnmarket, High Street, Cannongate, and Abbey Strand. The major attractions on the Royal Mile are: Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace, The National Museum of Scotland & Camera Obscura - Scotland's oldest purpose-built attraction.


Holyrood Palace, Scotland

On The Map: The Palace of Holyrood House is located in the heart of the City of Edinburgh. The famous Royal Mile connects Edinburgh Castle at its western end and Holyrood to the east.

The official residence in Scotland of Her Majesty The Queen, this beautiful palace sits at the bottom of Edinburgh’s Royal Mile, sheltered by Arthur’s Seat. Holyrood has many strong ties in Scottish history, and is well-known for being the home of Mary Queen of Scots. Visitors can view the stunning Royal Apartments, which show the different tastes of each monarch with fine plasterwork ceilings and decadent furnishings. On a tour round the palace you can see the Great Gallery, hung with portraits by Jacob de Wet, of the real and legendary kings of the country, and see the display on the Order of the Thistle, the highest honour in Scotland. Visitors can also take a guided tour of the historic Holyrood Abbey ruins, and learn of the building’s fascinating history through the centuries from its beginnings in 1128.


Edinburgh, Scotland

Accommodation

Brooks Hotel - Edinburgh, Scotland

3 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Check in policies:

Check-in time is after 2:00pm on your day of arrival. Check-out before 11:00am.


Must-See Sites

The Outlander Experience, Scotland

Travel back in time to Edinburgh in the mid-18th century, when Claire and Jamie found themselves at the heart of the Jacobite uprisings! Visit the Old Town locations of Diana Gabaldon’s brilliant Outlander series - from the might of Edinburgh Castle to the royal splendour of the Palace of Holyroodhouse and the closes that lie between. Visit The Canongate Kirk, where Colum Mackenzie met Claire and Jamie for the last time. See the site of the Tolbooth Jail where the Fraser men of Lallybroch were imprisoned for desertion. Hear stories of witchcraft, the Jacobites, the Royal Stuarts, curses, clans and how the fictional story of Jamie and Claire intermingles with the true history. Explore the World’s End tavern, and many other taverns mentioned in the books, which are still open today. This guided tour is not included in your Authentic Ireland package, as it only runs on Saturdays & Sundays from April to October, and Saturdays only from November to March. If your itinerary includes weekend overnights in Edinburgh, and you would like to add this tour to your vacation, please just let us know!


Camera Obscura, Scotland

On The Map: Camera Obscura is located in the heart of Edinburgh. Right on the Royal Mile and only 100 metres from the entrance to Edinburgh Castle.

Camera Obscura is Scotland’s oldest purpose-built attraction, originally established in 1835. There's certainly something for everyone in this unusual and highly entertaining venue. Enjoy unique views of Edinburgh from the fascinating Camera Obscura and rooftop terrace. In World of Illusions, experience five floors of interactive hands-on fun, including The Vortex Tunnel, Mirror Maze and Shrinking Room. At Light Fantastic, be dazzled by the spectacular collection of 3D holograms. In The Magic Gallery, interact with incredible things like floating sweets, Victorian bendy mirrors & fish that swim on the floor! Get involved, play with & touch everything. Money back guarantee if not fully satisfied, and voted ‘Best family attraction in Britain’, in The Telegraph newspaper in 2010.


Royal Yacht Britannia, Scotland

On The Map: The Britannia is berthed at Ocean Terminal, Leith - just 2 miles north of the heart of Edinburgh. Majestic Tour Buses depart regularly from Waverley Bridge in the centre of town, and stop at the Royal Botanic Gardens en route.

Discover the floating palace that served the British Royal Family for over forty years from 1954. This magnificent ship has played host to some of the most famous people in the world. But, above all, she was home to Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal Family. The Queen played a large role in the design of the ship, personally approving plans and choosing the furniture and decor. She was once quoted as naming the yacht as the one place she could truly relax. Now in Edinburgh you are welcome on board to discover the heart and soul of this most special of royal residences. Experience what life was like on board The Royal Yacht Britannia with a fascinating audio tour of five decks. Highlights of the tour include the elegant State Apartments, the Crew’s Quarters, the Engine Room and the stunning Royal Deck Tea Room. Complimentary audio guide in 22 languages. Open year round with free parking at Ocean Terminal. **Authentic Ireland clients receive a 10% discount on admission - on arrival, show any official Authentic Ireland voucher / document, to avail of the discount.**


National Museum of Scotland, Scotland

On The Map: The National Museum of Scotland is located on Chambers Street, in the heart of oldtown Edinburgh. A mere few minutes walk from the Royal Mile, Chembers Street links George IV Bridge & South Bridge

The National Museum’s forte is artifacts from around the world. The recently opened more modern Museum of Scotland is a small miracle and dedicated to the story of Scotland and its people. They have separate identities, while sitting right next to each other. Very handy. Together, they are considered one of the finest collections in the world. The rarest antiquities in Scotland create a treasure trove for the senses and imagination. Some highlights include: Ivory chessmen made by invading Vikings in the 12th century; Holy relics, one linked to St. Columba and Iona and the other to Robert the Bruce; A staff carried by St. Fillian in the 8th century, one of the finest examples of artistry present 1,200 years ago; The Maiden, a 16th century guillotine; Bonnie Prince Charlie’s Canteen—all the stuff he needed to travel and dine in style!; Egyptian mummy cases, decorated with Egyptian symbols of death and resurrection; a 3,500-year-old Egyptian toy mouse with string that would have been pulled by a child. When it walks the tail wags!


Stirling, Scotland

Accommodation

West Plean House - Stirling, Scotland

Guesthouse
Room Type: Double/Twin

Check in policies:

Check-in time is between 4:00pm & 10:00pm on your day of arrival, If you expect to arrive outside these hours, please call the B&B owners in advance on 01786 812 208.


Enroute Sightseeing

Outlander: Linlithgow Palace ("Wentworth Prison"), Scotland

On The Map: Linlithgow Palace is located 20 miles west of Edinburgh, on the A803 Road, just off the M9 Motorway: GPS: 55.979172, -3.600926

Linlithgow Palace is about 20 miles west of Edinburgh, on the way to Falkirk and Stirling. The palace was one of the principal residences of the monarchs of Scotland in the 15th and 16th centuries. Mary Queen of Scots was born here in 1542. Although maintained after Scotland's monarchs left for England in 1603, the palace was little used, and was burned out in 1746. It's a gorgeous place to visit, and still in very impressive shape.
In Outlander, Linlithgow was used to film the 'Wentworth Prison' entrance and corridors in Episode 15, scene of Jamie's horrific torture by Captain Black Jack Randall.


Enroute Sightseeing

Outlander: Blackness Castle ("Fort William"), Scotland

On The Map: Blackness Castle is located 4 miles northeast of Linlithgow on the Firth of Forth, off the A904 Road. GPS: 56.005881, -3.516271.

Blackness Castle was constructed in the 15th century for the Crichtons - one of Scotland's most powerful families. The impressive fortress has often been nicknamed the 'ship that never sailed' as a result of it's striking ship-like appearance, when viewed from above. The forbidding structure was undoubtedly built with one purpose in mind: War. Even so, its impressive artillery installations could not stop it falling to Oliver Cromwell in 1650. The castle was subsequently repaired and has since seen use as a royal residence and prison. In more recent times, the castle has featured in movies and TV shows - Hamlet, Ivanhoe and of course, Outlander.
In Outlander, Episode 6, the Castle's courtyard was the scene of Jamie's gruelling whipping, and in Episode 8 the outside of the Castle was used to depict Fort William - Black Jack Randall's Headquarters.


Enroute Sightseeing

Outlander: Midhope Castle ("Lallybroch"), Scotland

On The Map: Midhope Castle is located adjacent to the Hopetoun House Estate, just 10 miles west of Edinburgh. GPS Coordinates: 55.992047, -3.487670

Midhope Castle is located in the tiny village of Abercorn, which is near South Queensferry, a couple of miles west of Edinburgh Airport on the Firth of Forth. It was built in the 16th century and features as Lallybroch, ancestral home of Jamie Fraser, in Outlander. The castle provides an authentic backdrop for many memorable scenes in the show. Please note that Midhope is a private property and entrance to the buidling is not permitted. The nearby Hopetown House is open to the public however, and also stars in Outlander, as the impressive residence of the Duke of Sandringham.


Overnight Location

Stirling, Scotland

On The Map: Stirling is located in Central Scotland, less than 45 minutes on the M80/A80 from Glasgow to the southwest & 1 hour on the M9 motorway from Edinburgh to the southeast.

Stirling is a taste of both the Lowlands and the Highlands. It is packed with castles and tales of people who are larger than life, and it is blessed with awe-inspiring, natural beauty. “Hold Stirling and you control the entire country…” This simple strategy has ensured that a castle, or some sort of fortification, has existed here in Scotland since prehistoric times. Stirling is associated with King Arthur and some believe it was the locale for Camelot. In recorded history, we know that Alexander I dedicated a chapel here. Below the very impressive Stirling Castle, Old Town Stirling is protected by the 16th century walls built to keep Mary, Queen of Scots, safe from Henry VIII. And, it was here, that the infant James VI was crowned in 1567. This area was also the home of Rob Roy, whose exploits still echo through the Highlands. There is something about Stirling that feels like a fairy tale. Its sense of time is similar to Edinburgh, but the hustle and bustle is turned down. The atmosphere is easy to absorb.  With its winding cobblestone streets, and the old town clinging to the slopes beneath the castle, you can feel the layers of time and heroism. Take a quiet walk in the moonlight on Stirling’s magic streets.  It’s an experience to be savored.


Stirling, Scotland

Accommodation

West Plean House - Stirling, Scotland

Guesthouse
Room Type: Double/Twin

Check in policies:

Check-in time is between 4:00pm & 10:00pm on your day of arrival, If you expect to arrive outside these hours, please call the B&B owners in advance on 01786 812 208.


Must-See Sites

Outlander: Doune Castle ("Castle Leoch"), Scotland

On The Map: Doune Castle is located in the town of Doune in Central Scotland. Doune is located approx. 8 miles northwest of Stirling along the A84 road to Callander. Callander is a further 16 miles northwest of the Castle. GPS Coordinates: 56.185408, -4.050178

Doune Castle has a rich and varied history, dating from the late 1300s. It's a fascinating place and visitors get a real sense of what life was like in a living, working castle. A labryrinthine collection of rooms, passageways and staircases are available to explore, and The Lord's Hall is particularly well-preserved. Many people however, visit the castle for reasons other than a history lesson! If it looks familiar, that's not surprising, as Doune regularly appears in TV shows and movies. It appears in cult 1975 movie 'Monty Python & The Holy Grail', and also stars as Winterfell in the very first Game of Thrones episode and later for the great feast scene, when King Robert Baratheon comes to call on the Starks.
In Outlander, Doune stars as fictional Castle Leoch, the seat of Clan MacKenzie. The Castle is used for exterior scenes of Castle Leoch, but production designers also used molds of the architecture at Doune to build sets at the studio, for interior castle shots!
Doune also features in a 20th century scene, when Claire & Frank take a daytrip to visit the castle ruins.


Outlander: Deanston Distillery ("Le Havre"), Scotland

On The Map: Deanston Distillery is located 8 miles northwest of Stirling, and just 1 mile west of Doune Castle. GPS Coordinates: 56.188835, -4.070058

Deanston is a working single malt whisky distillery, beautifully located at the entrance to the stunning Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park. Distillery tours and tastings are available for those who may develop a thirst from all the action-packed Outlander touring! Housed in a former cotton mill, the distillery provides the setting for Jamie's cousin's wine warehouse in the French coastal city of Le Havre. Another interior scene uses the distillery's vaulted ceiling to good effect, as Claire applies her medical skills in the French wine cellar. The wine casks had been painted with a French coat of arms for the scene, but in actual fact, contain the finest Deanston single malt whisky!


Battle of Bannockburn, Scotland

On The Map: The site of the Battle of Bannockburn is located just 2 miles south of the city of Stirling in central Scotland. To access the site from the M9/M80 motorways, take Junction 9 onto the A872 road.

Stirling Castle was central to the defence of the main route into northern Scotland, and between 1296 and 1314 it changed hands five times! In 1314, the castle was held by a garrison of King Edward II’s troops, and besieged by the Scots. Edward II marched rapidly northwards to relieve the garrison and Robert the Bruce chose a site at the crossing of the Bannock Burn to stop the advance of Edward’s army. The Battle of Bannockburn was a turning point for the beleaguered Scots.  Facing a thorough onslaught by the English in 1314, Robert the Bruce led the Scots to an astonishing victory. The Scots won their independence, their nation, and their pride. In 1329, in large part due to this battle, Scottish independence was ratified by the Pope. The sense of history here is tangible and Bannockburn is still a focus for Scottish pride today. You can find out what inspired this great Scottish victory at the Bannockburn Heritage Centre. Don't miss the gripping new film depicting the dramatic events of June 1314, as well as walking the battlefield under the gaze of Robert the Bruce himself, immortalised in a statue by Pilkington Jackson (pictured).


Wallace Monument, Scotland

On The Map: The Wallace Monument is located just north of Stirling City. It is signposted from both the town centre and the main A91 road.

William Wallace (1270 – 1305) was a powerful man with bright eyes. Standing more than six and a half feet tall, he was a veritable giant in a time when most men were five-feet-tall! Wallace spent his childhood near Stirling under the supervision of his uncle, a priest. Wallace probably led a comfortable and peaceful life as a child, and must have trained in the martial arts of the time, including horsemanship and swordsmanship. When King Edward I, known as Edward "Longshanks,” came to the throne of England in 1272, a reign of tyranny and terror began to subdue the Scots and cement English rule. Life had changed, and when Wallace came of age, he fought. The 220-ft National Wallace Monument commemorates the great man and his valiant fight for Scotland’s independence. Visitors will learn about Wallace’s dramatic tale in detail, as well as other national heroes like Robert the Bruce and Rabbie Burns. . Most electrifying is the “talking head’, which presents Wallace’s defense before his brutal execution in 1305. When you climb to the top, you’ll see Wallace’s amazing and massive two-handed broadsword, and the 360 degree view is extraordinary.


Stirling Castle, Scotland

On The Map: Stirling is located in the town of Stirling in Central Scotland. Stirling is less than 45 minutes on the M80/A80 from Glasgow to the southwest & 1 hour on the M9 motorway from Edinburgh to the southeast.

Stirling Castle sits high on a rocky crag above the town. It is a magnificent castle and is one of the finest examples of Renaissance architecture in Scotland. Stirling occupied a key position in Scotland’s battle for independence. Seven battlefields can be seen from the castle, and the 220-foot Wallace Monument at Abbey Craig recalls William Wallace’s (the Scottish Hero on which the movie 'Braveheart' was based) defeat of the British in 1297 at Stirling Bridge. For generations Scotland’s royalty gathered at Stirling Castle to revel in its impressive buildings, superb sculptures, fine craftsmanship and beautiful gardens. Today Visitors can do the same. Highlights include The Great Hall, Chapel Royal, Regimental Museum of the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, The Great Kitchens and Tapestry Studio. Guided tours of the castle help bring its rich and colourful past to life in vivid detail.


Pitlochry, Scotland

Accommodation

The Poplars - Pitlochry, Scotland

Guesthouse
Room Type: Superior Double Room

Check in policies:

Check-in time is between 3.00pm & 6:00pm on your day of arrival. If you expect to arrive outside these hours, please call the B&B owners in advance on 01796 472 129. Check-out time is before 10.30am.


Enroute Sightseeing

Outlander: Falkland (“Inverness”), Scotland

On The Map: Falkland Village & Palace are located just 17 miles southeast of Perth in eastern Scotland. GPS Coordinates: 56.257534, -3.206710.

The village of Falkland became 1940s Inverness in Season 1 and 1960s Inverness in Seasons 2 of Outlander. Claire and Frank secretly watch a pagan ceremony at standing stones on a nearby hill, and when Claire later returns alone to the stones, she falls through time to 1743. Other featured locations in Falkland include The Covenanter Hotel as Mrs Baird’s cozy guesthouse, the Bruce Fountain where the ghost of Jamie looks up at Claire’s room, Lomond Pharmacy which doubles as Campbell’s Coffee Shop and Fayre Earth Gift Shop which becomes Farrell’s Hardware and Furniture Store, where Claire stops to look at a vase in the window. Falkland Village is home to Falkland Palace, residence of the Stuarts for 200 years – and a favourite place of Mary, Queen of Scots. Once the Outlander sites have been fully explored, the partly restored Renaissance palace is the perfect place to while away an afternoon. Part of the castle has crumbled, but there’s still plenty to discover inside the surviving sections. The original and reconstructed rooms are packed with 17th-century Flemish tapestries, elaborate painted ceilings and antique furnishings.


Enroute Sightseeing

Outlander: Aberdour Castle (Monastery), Scotland

On The Map: Aberdour Castle is located in the village of Aberdour, just 15 miles east of Culross. GPS Coordinates: 56.055717, -3.297747

The oldest portions of Aberdour Castle dates from 1200, making it one of the most ancient masonry castles in all of Scotland. Once a luxurious Renaissance home, the castle was significantly expanded in the 15th, 16th & 17th centuries. The terraced garden offers wonderful views across the Firth of Forth and dates from the mid-16th century, insuring its historical position as one of the oldest gardens in Scotland. In Outlander, Aberdour Castle doubles as the monastery to which Claire & Murtagh bring Jamie to recover from his prison ordeal. The Old Kitchen and Long Gallery of the castle were used for filming.


Enroute Sightseeing

Outlander: Culross (“Cranesmuir”), Scotland

On The Map: Culross Village is located on the north bank of the Firth of Forth, just 16 miles east of Stirling. GPS Coordinates:
56.056146, -3.630049.

Culross Village is a remarkably well-preserved town, and an excellent example of a Scottish town in the 17th & 18th centuries. As a result, it was the perfect location for Outlander, and makes several appearances in the show. The town's Mercat Cross portrays the fictional village of Cranesmuir, where Geillis Duncan lives with her husband. Claire and Geillis are marched through the streets of Cranesmuir when suspected of witchcraft.  The same backdrop is used in a dramatic scene when a thieving boy has his ear pinned to a post, but is set free by Jamie. The town is also the setting for the Jacobite encampment and makeshift hospital. The interior of Culross Palace doubles as Geillis’ parlour, and the palace garden features as the herb garden of Castle Leoch, where Claire collects plants for medicinal use.


Overnight Location

Pitlochry, Scotland

On The Map: Pitlochry is located in the very heart of Scotland. Cairngorms National Park is very close by to the north, and Edinburgh less than 1.5 hours to the south via the A9 road.

When Queen Victoria fell in love with the Highlands of Scotland, Pitlochry was a quiet village surrounded by the pine-covered hills of the Central Highlands. It became famous when she named it one of the finest resorts in Europe, and visitors began arriving to discover the magic of the Highlands. This vibrant town in the wooded valley of the River Tummel runs along a main street that’s lined with shops and eating places. It bustles with visitors, but relax and go with the flow. Look behind the busy-ness, and you’ll see the charming, Highland Victorian town that is still Pitlochry. Pitlochry is farther from the sea than any other place in Scotland, and it makes a good base for exploring the surrounding scenery, which is spectacular.


Pitlochry, Scotland

Accommodation

The Poplars - Pitlochry, Scotland

Guesthouse
Room Type: Superior Double Room

Check in policies:

Check-in time is between 3.00pm & 6:00pm on your day of arrival. If you expect to arrive outside these hours, please call the B&B owners in advance on 01796 472 129. Check-out time is before 10.30am.


Must-See Sites

Highland Folk Museum, Scotland

On The Map: The Highland Folk Museum is located in the village of Newtownmore in the heart of the Scottish Highlands, and 45 miles south of Inverness along the A9 Road. GPS Coordinates: 57.069993, -4.103645.

The Highland Folk Museum brings to life the domestic and working conditions of earlier Highland peoples. Visitors to this living history Museum can learn how our Scottish Highland ancestors lived, how they built their homes, how they tilled the soil and how they dressed, in a friendly and welcoming environment. An award winning visitor attraction, the Museum not only encapsulates human endeavour and development in Highland life from the 1700s to the present day, but offers an opportunity to explore a beautiful natural setting, home to red squirrels and tree creepers. The Museum provided the perfect backdrop for many period scenes in the wildly popular Outlander series, including when Claire and Dougal go on a somewhat awkward rent collecting mission in Season 1. The museum is open from April to October each year, and admission is free!


Glencoe, Scotland

On The Map: Glencoe runs east-west along the route of the main A82 road. Fort William is a mere 16 miles to the north, while Glasgow is 90 miles to the south

'Glen Coe' is probably Scotland’s most famous and scenic Highland glen – and deservedly so - it really does merit the description 'spectacular'. The best approach is from the south on the A82, one of the major routes through the Highlands. The road climbs over the bleak expanse of Rannoch Moor and drops down between the steep scree-strewn sides of Glencoe. Awesome mountains such as Buachaille Etive Mor and the Three Sisters loom on either side, with riverine scenery at the bottom of the glen. The area is a paradise for walkers and climbers in all seasons, and skiers and snowboarders in the winter. The name Glencoe means 'Valley of Weeping', and has a haunting atmosphere as a result of the Massacre of Glencoe in 1692. This was carried out by the British army, when the chief of the MacDonalds of Glencoe had been slow to swear allegiance to William of Orange. The picturesque village of Glencoe lies at the northwest end of the glen. In the TV series Outlander, Glencoe features in the show's opening credits. It has also starred on the big screen, in Harry Potter movies, Highlander and Rob Roy.


Cairngorms National Park, Scotland

On The Map: The Cairngorms National Park, (Scotland's biggest), occupies a large region in the northeast of the country. The nearest major town is Aberdeen to the east, but Cairngorms NP is quite central to all Scotland's large cities.

Scotland’s pristine National Park, the Cairngorms, have the highest, rugged mountain range in Britain rising to 4,296 feet. This country is heaven for walkers, skiers, rock climbers & nature lovers. A number of species of rare birds are attracted to the thriving, unusual alpine flora. Rock-climbers and skiers particularly love the challenge of the Cairngorms. Its craggy sides attract climbers from around the world—they practice at the Cairngorms before trips to the Himalayas! During the summer a funicular railway climbs Cairngorm. The views over the Spey Valley are spectacular. There’s also a steam railway, dating from 1863, that runs from Aviemore and Broomhila.  This is a great way to get up-close to nature if you’re not into the thrills-and-chills of mountain sports!  Also, many estates in the valley supplement their income by introducing visitors to the Highlands. See Britain’s only herd of reindeer and walk among them - the Cairngorm Reindeer Center is happy to take you to these lovely animals. With mixed woodlands at the base, and the summit forming a sub-polar plateau, the Cairngorms present a huge variety of flora.  Ancient Caledonian pines, once common in the area, still survive in Abernathy Forest.  Fragile and flourishing, Arctic flowers thrive in the heights.


Kinloch Rannoch, Scotland

On The Map: The Village of Kinloch Rannoch is located on the eastern shore of Loch Rannoch, just 20 miles west of Pitlochry on the A9 & B847 Roads. GPS Coordinates: 56.702822, -4.189878.

The main economic activities in the area of Kinloch Rannoch are tourism, forestry and farming. Local tourist activities include rafting, cycling and trekking. Near the village is a hill reputed to resemble the head, shoulders, and torso of a man. It has been given the name of "The Sleeping Giant". Local myth says that the giant will wake up only when he hears the sounds of his master's flute. It also has a waterfall known as Fall of Allt Mor and there is a walkway to the hill. The village of Kinloch Rannoch is a good place from which to start exploring the Clan Trail. A series of interesting story boards have been placed at accessible points around the loch shore that tell the fascinating tales of clans prominent in the district before the 19th and 20th centuries. There is also a Crannog (artificial island) near the far west of the loch which was used in the 18th century as a base for outlawed members of the MacGregor Clan. The beautiful scenery surrounding Kinloch Rannoch (pictured), was used to good effect in the Outlander series, as the background for Claire and Frank's second honeymoon at the end of the war.


Glasgow, Scotland

Accommodation

Jurys Inn Glasgow - Glasgow, Scotland

4 Star
Room Type: Double

Check in policies:

Check-in time is after 2:00pm on your day of arrival. Check-out before 12:00 noon.


Enroute Sightseeing

Outlander: Drummond Castle ("Palace of Versailles"), Scotland

On The Map: Drummond Castle & Gardens are just 4 miles south of the town of Crieff, 40 miles south of Pitlochry. GPS Coordinates: 56.342510, -3.871329.

Impressive Drummond Castle is comprised of a 15th Century Tower House and 17th Century Mansion. Imposing though the structure is, Drummond is much more famous for its spectacular gardens. Designed in 1630, the terraced garden is one of Scotland's oldest and definitely the country's most prized formal garden. It's little surprise then that Drummond was chosen to stand in for the gardens of the Palace of Versailles in the seciond season of Outlander. Drummond Castle has been happy to handle the 'Outlander Effect', which has seen visitor numbers increase dramatically since its appearance on the show!


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Glasgow, Scotland

On The Map: Glasgow is located in the southwest of Scotland. The city is well served by a good network of roads and motorways, including the M8 from Edinburgh to the east, and M74 from Carlisle, England to the south.

Glasgow, Scotland’s largest city, is vibrant and downright sassy. It bubbles with sensational cuisine and raucous nightlife.  Along the revitalized River Clyde, you’ll discover Glasgow’s seagoing heritage as you wander the riverfront walkways.  Museums, galleries and trendy street-cafes abound. The extraordinary Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is a marvel.  Listen to the music pouring out of pubs—it’s among the best home-grown sounds in Britain.  Step inside and nurse a pint of local brew in one of the city’s perfect watering holes. Scotland’s largest city is a cultural dynamo--no false pretences in Glasgow.  Its urban mayhem and offbeat style lets you know that this city is all about fun, friends, and the joy of life.  Glasgow is a metropolis that is 100% gregarious and down-to-earth.


Must-See Sites

George Square, Scotland

Named after King George III, George Square is the principal square in the city of Glasgow. Laid out in 1781, George Square's early history was less than glorious - indeed it was a muddy and waterlogged hollow, mainly used for slaughtering horses! Soon however, the Square was lined with picturesque Georgian houses and hotels, the most famous of which, currently called the Millenium Hotel, dates from 1840. Nowadays, the Square is dominated by the ornate Glasgow City Chambers, which opened in 1888. The Square also boasts an impressive collection of statues and monuments, with dedications to some of Scotland's most famous sons, including Robert Burns, James Watt, Sir Robert Peel and Sir Walter Scott. In recent times, George Square has become a popular place to visit among fans of the Outlander TV series. The Square was transformed into a 1940s set for the show, and provided the backdrop for Frank's spontaneous proposal to Claire in Season 1.


Glasgow Cathedral, Scotland

On The Map: Glasgow Cathedral is located just off Castle Street, at the Eastern end of Cathedral Street in central Glasgow. The church is a mere 15 minute walk east of George Square.

Quite simply, Glasgow Cathedral is the finest building surviving in Scotland from the 13th century, and It is the only medieval cathedral on the Scottish mainland to have survived the Protestant Reformation of 1560 virtually intact. The oldest part dates from Bishop Jocelin’s time (1174–99), and the end result was a wonderful Gothic confection of pointed arcades, slender traceried windows and an unusual array of three vaulted aisles around the presbytery and choir. The splendid achievements of the architects and builders of those far off days can be studied and admired. Not everything, however, is old and the Cathedral has one of the finest post-war collections of stained glass windows to be found in Britain. Highlights of the Cathedral include: The Crypt – constructed in the mid-13th century to house the tomb of St Kentigern; The ‘Pulpitum’ – a richly carved stone screen separating choir from nave, inserted in the early 1400s with altar platforms dating from 1503; The ceiling in the Blackadder Aisle – built around 1500 by Archbishop Blackadder, with wonderfully beguiling carved stone bosses & The Effigy of Bishop Wishart in the crypt – a friend of William Wallace and Robert the Bruce, he fought for the Scottish cause against Edward I of England in the early 14th century. The Cathedral's crypt has recently been immortalized on the small screen, when it doubled as L'Hopital Des Anges in Season 2 of Outlander, where Claire volunteers to work.


Glasgow, Scotland

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Jurys Inn Glasgow - Glasgow, Scotland

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Glasgow Science Centre, Scotland

On The Map: The Glasgow Science Centre is located on North Quay, approx. 2 miles west of George Square in the very heart of Glasgow.

This project for the 21st century has something to delight, edify, and amaze anyone. The heart of the Centre is called the Science Mall (pictured). The Mall is a glass-and-silver half moon that is three stories high. Every inch is packed with hands-on exhibits, interactive amazements, live demonstrations and special-effects theaters. Next to the center is the world’s only revolving tower and an IMAX theater. You’ll see plenty of amazing things, including:  The Glasgow Tower--all 300 feet, and three stories, revolves. When you get to the top, you’ll see renderings of futuristic cities, and amazing views of Glasgow; state-of-the-art planetarium; Funny banter, flying objects, strange gases, eerie magical effects are produced—and explained—at the Science Show Theater; Make your own global decisions at Science Mall Three;  Interactive biotechnology at every level at Science Mall Two. WOW! There’s a lot more, and plenty of theaters, and it’s all a fitting tribute to the Scottish scientists who have been saving our collective backs for centuries. A great time in Glasgow for all.


Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Scotland

On The Map: Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is located in the west end of Glasgow. From the city centre, the 9, 16, 23, 42 and 62 buses all stop directly outside the museum

Originally opened in May 1901, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Mu​seum is Scotland's most visited free attraction. ​With 22 themed, state-of-the-art galleries displaying an astonishing 8000 objects, the collections are extensive, wide-ranging and internationally-significant. They include: Natural History, Arms and Armour & Art from many art movements and periods of history. Kelvingrove welcomes families with children, and its displays have been designed with children in mind. There are lots of interactives throughout the museum that will appeal to younger audiences. There's even a real Spitfire aircraft on display! The RBS Exhibition Gallery and the Community Exhibition space both have a running programme of temporary exhibitions and displays. Please note that some temporary exhibitions are subject to an entry fee. When visiting Kelvingrove you can also enjoy its wonderful cafés and shops.


Glasgow Necropolis, Scotland

On The Map: The Necropolis stands on a hill to the east of Glasgow Cathedral, just a short walk across the Bridge of Sighs. From George Square in the heart of Glasgow, the cemetery is a 15 - 20 minute walk to the east.

Built in the Classical Revival Architectural fashion, the Necropolis was established by the Merchants' House of Glasgow in 1831. Located atop the second tallest hill in Glasgow, the site is regularly described in terms of peace, serenity and calm. The cemetery, like several in Edinburgh, was modeled on Père-Lachaise in Paris. It has been estimated that in the order of 50,000 burials have taken place here, with around 3500 tombs. The monument to John Knox, which was erected in 1825, dominates the hill. Because the hill is solid rock, many of the graves had to be blasted from the rock-face. Walking tours are run by well informed, volunteer tour guides, and should be pre-booked. Self-guided tours are also possible, and an easy to follow pocket guide to 60 of the most famous monuments is available on-site.


Scottish Football Museum, Scotland

On The Map: The Scottish Football Museum is located at Hampden Park, Scotland's national football stadium. Hampden Park is located in south Glasgow - the following First Glasgow bus routes run from the city centre to the stadium on a regular basis: 5, 7, 12, 31, 37, 44 & 75.

The Scottish Football Museum exists to promote the unique football (soccer!) heritage of Scotland, and to build and maintain a national football collection. The Scottish Football Museum is an ideal day out for families, avid football fans and novices eager to gain knowledge of Scottish football. With over 2500 objects on display, the museum is home to the world’s most impressive national collection of football related objects, memorabilia and ephemera. The fourteen galleries take you through the development of the modern game in Scotland, from the nineteenth century to the present day. Visitors get the chance to see some of football’s most exciting and unique objects, including the world’s oldest national trophy, the Scottish Cup. On the stadium tour you will experience Hampden Park like the players do on a match day - visit the underground roadway, team changing rooms, and get the chance to strike a ball in the Hampden Hotshots gallery and have the speed of your shot electronically measured! Walk down the tunnel, hear the famous "Hampden Roar" and then follow the footsteps of legends by climbing the stairs to the cup presentation area.


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