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Travels with Jamie and Claire: The Ultimate Outlander Trail
SUMMARY: For those Outlander enthusiasts fortunate enough to have several days or even a full week to explore Scotland, we can offer your own personalised ‘Complete Outlander Experience’. These tours are individually designed to maximise your time in Scotland, and range from short two-day tours, to a full week travelling the length and breadth of our beautiful country. Sit back and relax as we transport you around Jacobite Scotland, home to Jamie Fraser and his beautiful true love, Claire.
HIGHLIGHTS & KEY LOCATIONS: Scenes from your favourite television series and the history behind it from across the breadth of Scotland; Edinburgh, Glasgow, Perthshire, Inverness, Glencoe, Stirling
Day 1: Departing from your hotel in the morning we will visit Outlander locations in the Edinburgh area including: Lallybroch, where Jamie and Claire were ‘married’; the castle which doubled as Fort William and was scene of Jamie’s escape from the hands of Black Jack Randall; and the ‘home’ of the Duke of Sandringham. After lunch we will visit Linlithgow Palace, birthplace of Mary, Queen of Scots, which was used as Wentworth Prison in the TV series, and finally the 1940’s Bo’ness and Kinneil Railway before returning to Edinburgh.
Day 2: Departing from Edinburgh we cross the Firth of Forth, which offers splendid views of the iconic red Forth Bridge, and on to the ancient and beautifully conserved village of Culross, which was used as the setting for Cranesmuir. We will visit Culross Palace, home of Geillis Duncan, and take time to stroll around the market cross and charming cottages in this picturesque village on the shores of the Firth of Forth. We will then also take time to visit less visited scenes from the series, such as: the location of Sainte Anne de Beaupré's monastery and the port which doubled as Le Havre in Season 2.
After lunch we will travel to the village of Falkland where we will spend time enjoying the historic sites of the Stuart kings’ favourite hunting palace. Falkland also doubled as ‘Inverness’ in Outlander so take time to identify your favourite scenes, including when Frank saw Jamie’s ghost huddled behind the fountain. We will then journey to Perth where we will spend the night.
Day 3: Departing from Perth our first stop is a charming little church, scene of the famous ‘witch Trial’ where Claire and Geillis were accused of witchcraft in the episode ‘The Devils Mark’. There will even be the chance to stand in the same dock and plead for mercy! After coffee in a nearby farm shop we travel to a 15th-century Chapel where, in series 2, Claire pretended to be kidnapped and was released into the hands of the government troops in an effort to allow Jamie to escape.
We will then head north via Crieff and follow the ancient drovers’ routes until we reach Newtonmore for a visit to the Highland Folk Museum, where we can really get a feel for what life was like in the Highlands in times gone by and stand in the reconstructed ‘Blackhouses’ actually used in the series.
From there, we continue north to Inverness, where we will spend the night.
Day 4: Our morning will be spent at Culloden Moor, scene of the last battle fought on British soil and the massacre of the Jacobite army by government troops in 1746. There will be time to visit the battlefield and the graves of the men of Clan Fraser who were killed fighting for Bonnie Prince Charlie and his Jacobite army.
We will then visit Clava Cairns the setting of the ‘stone circle’ that was the gateway from present to past. Our journey then follows the escape route used by Bonnie Prince Charlie after Culloden, along the banks of Loch Ness and through the lands of Clan Fraser before arriving in Fort William where we will spend the night.
Day 5: Our journey now takes us south through the dramatic landscape of Glencoe, scene of the infamous massacre in 1692 of Clan MacDonald. Continuing south we will stop at a Distillery, used a filming location in the series, for lunch and a tour before travelling on to Doune Castle, otherwise known as Castle Leoch, for a tour of this instantly recognisable castle.
Our journey continues to Glasgow where, after visits to the setting for L’Hopital des Anges, our Outlander journey will end.
OVERNIGHT STOPS & ACCOMMODATION: Various accommodation options, across a range of prices and standards are available in Edinburgh, Perth, Inverness and Glasgow.
PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES: Outlander photo opportunities aplenty!