Linlithgow palace

Linlithgow Palace was the birthplace of Mary, Queen of Scots and one of the principal residences of the monarchs of Scotland in the 15th and 16th centuries. Its magnificent ruins are set in a park beside a loch rich in wildlife.

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Doune Castle
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Midhope Castle
Midhope Castle is a 16th-century tower house in Scotland, featured as a location in the Outlander TV series.
Blackness Castle
This 15th-century fortress stands on a rocky spit in the Firth of Forth, best known as 'the ship that never sailed'.
Culross is a village and former royal burgh, and parish, in Fife, and one of Scotland's most picturesque villages, often used as a film and television location.

Related Tours

Private Outlander Day Trip from Glasgow
Immerse yourself in the mystical and historic world of 18th century Scotland on this private Outlander series excursion. During your private 8-hour excursion, you will:

  • Be picked up by your private driver guide at a pre-arranged location in Glasgow.
  • Tour Doune Castle, known in Outlander as Castle Leoch. Explore this wonderful 14th-century relic, with its courtyard and striking 100-foot high gatehouse. This was also a film location for Monty Python and the Holy Grail. (Entrance fee included)
  • Visit Midhope Castle, known to Outlander fans as Lallybroch, the home of Jamie. You will explore the land surrounding it, as the castle itself is in ruins, so you will not be able to tour inside.
  • Stop for a filling lunch around midday. (Cost of lunch not included)
  • Visit Blackness Castle, known in Outlander as Fort William. As one of Scotland’s most impressive strongholds, this stunning castle was built in the 15th century by the powerful Chrichton family.
  • Tour Linlithgow Palace, known to ‘Outlanders’ as Wentworth Prison. This is also the birthplace of the real-life Mary Queen of Scots in 1542. (Entrance fee is included)
  • Visit Culross, one of Scotland’s most picturesque towns, and known as Crainesmuir in Outlander series. Delight in its whitewashed, red-tiled buildings, and learn of its history dating back to the 16th century.
  • Return to Glasgow by your private driver.
Not only will you be experiencing the stunning beauty of Scotland, you will step back in time as you relive many gorgeous scenes from Outlander, and which also inspired the writer Diana Gabaldon, whose books inspired the series. If you are not already a fan of the show, this tour will no doubt convert you!

Your expert driver guide will whisk you into the land of Outlander and provide commentary on each and every stop along the way. Entrance fees into Doune Castle and Linlithgow Palace are included in the price of this tour, however, the cost of lunch is not included. As you will be spending some time outside, and the weather in Scotland can change quickly, please bring a raincoat with a hood as appropriate. Also, be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes. 

Please note: Midhope Castle is a private estate, and occasionally access is denied to visitors outside of our control, usually due to safety concerns of its ruinous condition. 


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