If you have found yourself caught in the mystical Outlander series and want to be swept away to Claire and Jamie’s world, this is the perfect luxury tour for you. You will travel Scotland visiting the locations featured within the visually stunning series Outlander.
Once you arrive into Edinburgh Airport, you will be welcomed by a Lang Atholl representative who will assist you with any bags and luggage. You will then be transported into the historical City of Edinburgh where you will be taken to The Principal Hotel.
Located at one of Edinburgh’s stunning garden squares, The Principal is a Georgian townhouse in the heart of New Town Edinburgh. Winners of both Brand hotel of the year and Style Hotel of the year 2018, you will not be disappointed with your stay. You will spend this day relaxing from your travels before beginning your luxurious Outlander tour.
Your day will be spent touring Edinburgh and taking in all of its history. You will get the chance to visit some of the famous Outlander locations such as the stunning Signet Library seen in Season 3 located right in the centre of Edinburgh’s Old Town. The library is home to the prestigious Society of Writers to Her Majesty’s Signet which dates to the 15th century. You will also visit Tweeddale Court located on the historic Royal Mile, where Claire was reunited with Fergus.
Then, Bakehouse Close is one of Edinburgh’s the best preserved closes and is also the setting for Jamie’s Print Shop. Lastly, you will visit the medieval Craigmillar Castle in Edinburgh which is known as Ardsmuir Prison where you can catch a glimpse at the views over Edinburgh.
In the evening you will dine at The Cannonball Restaurant, one of the finest Scottish restaurants in the heart of the Old Town. It is situated with the most iconic backdrop over the city and also serves over 150 Scotch Whiskies.
On your third day, you will be taken to the splendid Hopetoun House on the outskirts of Edinburgh, a fine example of Scotland’s grand architecture. Standing looking over the Firth of Forth, you will explore the 15th century fortress, the impressive Blackness Castle.
It provides the setting of the Fort William headquarters of Black Jack Randall as well as the wrenching scene of Jamies incarnation. Next you will travel to Aberdour Castle, a splendid ruined castle which was once a Renaissance home and is amongst the most historic standing masonry castles in Scotland. Falkland will be one of the stops of the day where you can recreate one of the first scenes of the series as well as Tibbermore Church which is set in a walled graveyard known for hosting the infamous witch trial.
Gleneagles is an iconic country estate which has been a luxury destination for nearly a century and is where you will reside for the night. It offers the perfect retreat for those looking for relaxation, fun and adventure. It holds three championship golf courses, Michelin-starred dining, an award winning spa and an array of activities. With Gleneagles being one of Scotland’s top destinations for fine dining, you will have the choice to a range of restaurants to dine at in the evening.
After your luxurious stay at Gleneagles, you will travel to Doune Castle located in Doune which plays a leading role in the show. Just close by is Deanston Distillery which is set at the entrance of the beautiful Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. You will have the chance to take the behind-the-scene distillery tour and discover the traditional whisky distilling process.
Loch Katrine, surrounded by the Trossachs dramatic background, will be your next stop. Here you will take a steamboat tour and take in the peace and tranquility of your surroundings.
You will return back to Gleneagles where you will stay for a further evening and can relax from your day.
Drummond Castle & Gardens will be your first location of the day, one of Europes finest example of a formal garden and stunning castle. Designed in the Italian parterre style, the gardens are approached by a mile-long driveway of beech trees that leads to the imposing walls of Drummond Castle. Next you will take a journey to Kinloch Rannoch where you can explore the awe-inspiring scenery which is seen in the first episode. The Highland Folk Museum displays replicas of 18th century highland crofts where you can learn how Scottish Highlanders built and lived in the past.
Your accommodation will be at the luxury country Boath House, known for its fine cuisine and style. You will dine at their award winning restaurant where you will be served imaginative and beautifully presented dishes.
You will be taken to discover the beautiful Cawdor Castle with its stunning interior and impressive rooms. Located near Inverness, you will visit the site of the final Jacobite Rising, Culloden Battlefield, where you can explore the interactive visitor centre and all its history.
You will discover 1,000 years of drama and experience a glimpse of medieval life at Urquhart Castle located on the famous Loch Ness.
Next you will go to Fort William which is resting in the shadow of Ben Nevis. You will have the chance to explore the area and even board the famous Jacobite Steam Train. As seen in the opening credits to Outlander, you will travel to the spectacular Glencoe, one of Scotland’s famous landmarks.
Glencoe House offers elegant accommodation and is where you will reside for the evening. It is perfectly situated for those interested in exploring the Glencoe area. You will dine at Glencoe House where you will be served a five-course meal in your suite where you will enjoy private dining.
On your journey to Glenapp Castle, you will be able to explore Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park. Next you will travel to Dean Castle which is set in a wooded glen in Kilmarnock where you can tour the castle and its grounds. Travelling to the quaint seaside of Troon which overlooks the Isle of Arran, you will have the chance to take in the stunning sandy beaches and scenery. Lastly, you will take a short journey to another famous spot off the show, Dunure Harbour, a little harbour in the village of Dunure.
You will stay at Glenapp Castle which is a luxury, award-winning five star hotel in Ayrshire. You will be provided with a truly unique dining experience at their award-winning restaurant where you will enjoy exquisite cuisine.
On your journey back to Edinburgh, you will visit the magnificent 17th century Drumlanrig Castle. It boasts over 40 acres of stunning gardens set near Thornhill where you can explore the Renaissance castle. Closer to Edinburgh, nestled in the grounds of Glencorse House, is the charming Glencorse Old Kirk seen in Season one where you can explore the splendid gardens and lake. Once back in the city, you will visit the Palace of Holyroodhouse which is Her Majesty the Queen’s official residence in Scotland.
You will return to The Principal Hotel for your final night where you can unwind.
Unfortunately your Outlander adventure comes to an end and we must bid your farewell.