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[sta_anchor id=”Top of Page”] If you enjoy the Outlander books by Diana Gabaldon and have been watching the popular TV series, you will love this day tour starting and finishing in Edinburgh.


Visit some of the prominent sites where the filming took place and let your expert guide bring the places to life on this relaxing trip around the River Forth.

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Average 2018 Rates for STGA Guides. More About Guide Rates.

Service Average Rate
English Half Day (up to 4 hrs) £150 – £175
English Full Day (up to 8 hrs) £215 – £270
Language Half Day (up to 4 hrs) £190 – £215
Language Full Day (up to 8 hrs) £275 – £310
Driver Guide Half Day (up to 4 hrs) £320 – £370
Driver Guide Full Day (up to 8 hrs) £460 – £520


   Our guides can be booked through our Booking Service, or by contacting the guide directly.



Please contact our Guide Booking Service on bookings@stga.co.uk or phone (+44) 01786 451 953 to discuss your requirements. In addition to guide fees above, please note that the following booking fees apply when using our booking service:

Booking Type Booking Fee
Half Day Tour £13.00
Full Day Tour £20.00
Extended Tour (more than one day) £28.00

We are open 09:00 – 17:00 Monday – Friday.



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  • The average fees quoted above do not include the guide’s meals or accommodation, which you must provide for.
  • The average fees quoted above do not include entrance fees to venues or attractions. Our guides do receive free entry to most venues and attractions in Scotland.
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09:00 – Depart Edinburgh and tour along the Firth of Forth Coast to Blackness Castle.

10:00 – Arrive at Blackness Castle for a visit.
This impressive fortress was used in Series 1 as Fort William and the Headquarters for Black Jack Randall. The building dates back to the 15th Century and its nickname is the ‘Ship that never Sailed’ due to its ship like structure.
  Blackness Castle – 01506 834 807

11:00 – Depart Blackness Castle and travel the short distance to Linlithgow Palace for a visit.

11:30 – Arrive Linlithgow Palace.
Linlithgow Palace was used as Wentworth Prison in Series 1 and where Jamie was imprisoned. It was once the favourite Residence of the Stuart Monarchs and here you will hear stories about some of their most colourful characters including Mary Queen of Scots who was born in the Palace in 1542.
After the visit enjoy lunch in the town of Linlithgow.
  Linlithgow Palace – 01506 842 896

13:30 – Depart Linlithgow and drive to Doune Castle via Stirling with views of the Kelpies and Stirling Castle.

14:40 – Arrive at Doune Castle
Doune Castle plays a leading role in the show and stands in for the fictional Castle Leoch. This was also a Residence to the Stuart monarchs but was also used in Monty Python and the Holy Grail Movie as well as Game of Thrones.
  Doune Castle – 01786 841 742

15:40 – Depart Doune Castle and drive along the north side of the Forth to Culross.

16:30 – Arrive in Culross for a walk around the Village to the Old Mercat Cross.
Culross was used in series 1 and 2 of Outlander and featured as the fictional village of Cranesmuir and also the Jacobite encampment in series 2.

17:20 – Depart Culross and travel over the Forth Bridge with a stop off for a photo of the Rail Bridge.

Approx 18:30 – Arrive back into Edinburgh.


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