Cranesmuir tours

Our private group tours take up to four people to five Outlander film locations – Midhope (Lallybroch) , Culross ( Cranesmuir ) , Linlithgow Palace (Wentworth Prison)
Castle Leoch (Doune Castle) and Blackness Castle (Fort William)


Tours start at 10 am .  We also offer bespoke private tours with the option of choosing your own itinerary .

Tours start from locations in Edinburgh or Glasgow .

Normal pickup point is Edinburgh/ Glasgow city centre , your hotel or the airport .

Itinerary

On this tour we visit various locations used for filming the hit series Outlander. Based on the best selling novels by Diana Gabaldon, Outlander is filmed in a number of locations in castles and towns in central Scotland.

Culross, in Fife is the location for Cranesmuir. Geillis Duncan’s house is in Culross and the picturesque town square where Geillis is sentenced to burn for being a witch. Jamie and Claire rescue the thief, Tammas, in Cranesmuir when his ear is pinned to the post.

doune castle outlander

Doune Castle was built in 1400 for the first Duke of Albany and provides the setting for Castle Leoch in Outlander. It was also the set for Winterfell in Game of Thrones and Monty Python’s Holy Grail. The Great Hall is 20 metres by 8 metres , and 12 metres high to its timber roof, again a 19th-century replacement.The hall has no fireplace, and was presumably heated by a central fire, and ventilated by means of a louvre like the one in the modern roof. No details of the original roof construction are known, however, and the restoration is conjectural.Large windows light the hall, and stairs lead down to the three cellars on ground level.

Blackness Castle goes back to 1440 . The castle provides the setting for Fort William, as the original fort no longer exists.

The castle is long and narrow because of the shape of the rock on which it is situated and it is sometimes called ‘ the ship that never sailed ‘ . It guards the bay at Blackness and is only a few miles from Linlithgow Palace . The first castle was built in the middle of the 15th century by Sir George Crichton , Earl of Caithness , a member of one of the most powerful families in Scotland .

Linlithgow Palace photos , 44 print

This royal palace and birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots became the backdrop for some of the most harrowing scenes of the TV show Outlander .

Depicted as Wentworth Prison, the prison corridors and entrance were used in episode 15 of the first series when Jamie Fraser was brutally incarcerated by his adversary, Black Jack Randall.

Built in the 1400s and 1500s, the now-ruined palace is set among the spectacular surrounds of Linlithgow Loch and Peel.

Midhope Castle – Outlander’s Lallybroch

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Midhope Castle 

Located on the Hopetoun Estate is Midhope Castle which is the external location for fictional Lallybroch, the family home of character Jamie Fraser. Midhope Castle dates back to the 15th Century and although the exterior is relatively intact the castle is derelict inside and not open to the public ..

Hopetoun House

Hopetoun House was designed by William Bruce and then altered and extended by William Adam, Hopetoun House is one of the finest examples of 18th century architecture in Britain.

The magnificent interiors which have remained virtually unchanged for three centuries reflect the elegance of the Georgian era and are decorated with the best period furniture, paintings, tapestries and clocks, with beautifully crafted finishes of carving, gilding and plaster work.

Culross

Tour prices

private tour to six Outlander film locations

  • tour for 2 people   £250
  • tour for 3 people   £280
  • tour for 4 people   £310

Exclusions –
lunch

entrance tickets

refreshments

Christmas bookings for airport transfers

Bookings available for transfers from Edinburgh at Christmas

Transfers from Edinburgh Airport at Christmas time can be booked on 07576-127097. Airport taxis offers a professional transfer service from Edinburgh to all the major cities of Scotland  . Our fares are up to 20% below standard local Edinburgh tariffs. Call us now on freephone 0800-6190575 for a fixed price quote or to make a booking. International customers can contact us online to make an enquiry or a booking .

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Outlander tours

A wide range of bespoke local tours are available , customised to the requirements of each customer . Your tour can feature Outlander film locations , a visit to the Kelpies , the Falkirk Wheel , Linlithgow Palace , Stirling Castle or any other visitor attraction .

You can set your own itinerary and decide exactly where you want to visit . Customers interested should phone 07576-127097 or contact us online for a quote

Tours normally start at 9.30 am .
Doune Castle was built in 1400 for the first Duke of Albany and provides the setting for Castle Leoch in Outlander. It was also the set for Winterfell in Game of Thrones and Monty Python’s Holy Grail.

Doune is one of the best preserved medieval castles in Scotland.
Linlithgow Palace is famous for being the birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots but it became the backdrop for some of the most harrowing scenes of the show.
Depicted as Wentworth Prison, the prison corridors and entrance were used in episode 15 of the first series when Jamie Fraser was brutally incarcerated by his adversary, Black Jack Randall.
Built in the 1400s and 1500s, the now-ruined palace is set among the spectacular surrounds of Linlithgow Loch and Peel.

Stirling Castle is one of the top tourist attractions in central Scotland . The castle features the Royal Palace , the Great Hall and the castle.

Stirling Castle has been named Scotland’s best visitor attraction at the inaugural 2016 Scottish and Outdoor Leisure Awards. The castle, which attracts about 460,000 visitors per year, beat competitors including Edinburgh Zoo and Dynamic Earth.
If you go into the Great Hall in the castle you can take a seat at the top table and picture yourself as the King or Queen of Scotland .

‘ So let us pass … to the ports of Sterling ; where stands a beautiful and embellished Castle, elevated on the precipice of an impregnable rock , that commands the vallies ( as well as the town ) and all those habitable parts about it … ‘- Richard Franck , Northern Memoirs , 1656

Stirling Castle is built on the volcanic rock high above the town. From the castle you can see Stirling Bridge and the Wallace Monument.

Phone 07576-127097 for more details

Party at the Palace, Linlithgow is a huge success

Nile Rodgers and Chic, live at Party at the Palace , Linlithgow , Sunday 9 August 2015

This year’s Party at the Palace  at Linlithgow Palace on  8TH and 9TH August has been declared a huge success by music fans and organisers .
The party started on Saturday with a superb day of music rounded off by Scots super-group Travis .  “The Hitmaker” Nile Rodgers and Chic  closed the festival on Sunday with a brilliant set featuring all their biggest hits . Surprise guest Susan Boyle came on stage at the end to dance , dance , dance with Chic .

Linlithgow is just 15 minutes from Edinburgh Airport . Book your transfer on 07576-127097

Party at the Palace line up announced

Party at the Palace is at Linlithgow Palace on Saturday 8TH and Sunday 9TH August .
This year, PATP have opened up the festival to bands and artists from all over the UK and indeed, the world, to create a real party atmosphere in Linlithgow. Scots super-group Travis will headline on Saturday 8 August and “The Hitmaker” Nile Rodgers and Chic will take the top spot and close the festival on Sunday 9 August.
The full line up is –

Saturday- Travis, The Feeling, Horse, Justin Currie (del Amitri), Little Eye.

Sunday – Nile Rodgers and Chic, Scouting for Girls, Julie Fowlis, Red Hot Chilli Pipers more acts still to be announced.
VIP tickets are strictly limited in number and are now on sale. Standard tickets can also be upgraded to VIP.

Linlithgow is just 15 minutes from Edinburgh Airport . Book your transfer on 07576-127097