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Outlander Driven Day Tour

North Sea Explorations
7th August 2020
Oxford and Cambridge
10th August 2020

Suggested Itinerary

Doune Castle

  • Built as the home of Regent Albany, ‘Scotland’s Uncrowned King’. His rich tastes can be seen clearly in the architecture of the medieval courtyard castle
  • This striking ruin doubles as the exterior of Castle Leoch, home to Colum MacKenzie and his clan in the 18th century.
  • This is one of the top Outlander spots but this castle is also historically relevant from when the Jacobites took the castle from government troops in 1745 and, following the 1746 Battle of Falkirk, government prisoners were held there.
  • Jacobite connection and filming location – season 1

Blackness Castle

  • A 15th century fortress on the banks of the Firth of Forth.
  • Featured as Black Jack Randall’s headquarters in Fort William.
  • Its internal courtyard is shown in the heart-wrenching scenes from Jamie’s incarceration.
  • Filming location – season 1 & 2

Hopetoun House

  • A beautiful 17th-century stately home surrounded by a vast, 6,500 acre estate.
  • Various parts of the house and grounds have played roles in Outlander:
    • The Duke of Sandringham’s stately home
    • The spare room in Jamie and Claire's Paris apartment
    • The Hawkins Estate
    • The backdrop for Parisian streets
    • The stables at Helwater and the exterior of Ellesmere
  • Filming location – season 1, 2 & 3

Midhope Castle (on Hopetoun Estate)

  • A 15th-century castle with beautiful intact exterior but derelict interior.
  • Features as the exterior of Jamie’s beloved Lallybroch.
  • Filming location – season 1, 2 & 3

Timings and other info

0900am start from agreed pickup in Edinburgh.
1700pm drop-off at agreed location in Edinburgh.

The above allows for 1 hour at Doune Castle, Blackness Castle, Hopetoun House and 15 minutes at Midhope Castle.

If more time is spent at one attraction, then this may compromise the time available at the others.

We can provide a lunch hamper complete with local Scottish produce (please book in advance).

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