December 3, 2016
10 day Scotland Outlander Tour
Written By Julia Macleay
A land of towering mountains, thick forests and woods, picture book lakesides, ‘out of this world’ landscapes. A land of bards, famous poets, writers, from Tobias Smollett, Robert Burns, James Boswell, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to JK Rowling and Diana Gabaldon, the author of the widely popular, Outlander saga. Come with us to Scotland. The land that inspired Diana Gabaldon and film producers to create the mystical and stunning Outlander story.
Spirit Journeys team has prepared a special Outlander tour to Scotland. Sense the exciting spirit of past times. Be part of Scottish thrilling history. Dive into the highlight places that all Outlander fans must visit. Our tour starts in Glasgow. It’s busy George Square is one of the central features in the city and also the place where Frank proposes Claire in the 1940.. Another Glasgow’s attraction – Pollok Country Park is featured as the Highland field in the scene where Claire gathers healing herbs in the 1700. On your way from Glasgow to Edinburgh, you’ll visit some of the most beautiful sites in Scotland as well as the film spots for the Outlander saga.
You’ll visit the Rannoch Moor, where one of the most striking scenes took place – the place where Claire time travels through the fictional Craigh na Dun stone circle. Our visit to Stirling abounds in famous Outlander spots. The picturesque Falkland village is the place where the Outlander saga begins. You’ll also visit the Falkland Parish Church, the Balgonie Castle ( MacRannoch’s Castle – Eldridge Hall).
Our next stop is the Royal Burgh of Culross, that has hardly changed since the 17th century. It’s known as Cranesmur, a home to Claire’s friend. Doune Castle is an amazing medieval castle, built in the 14th century. In Outlander, it stands in for the fictional Castle Leoh, a home to Jamie’s uncle. The Blackness Castle (Fort William in Outlander), a 15th century castle, is often described as the ship that never sailed, because of its uncommon shape. You’ll also visit the Midhope House, known as Jamie’s fictional home – Lallybroch. Finally, you’ll come to Edinburgh. Our walking tour will give you the opportunity to visit the Edinburgh Outlander spots, such as World’s End, White Horse Close and Holyrood.
This is just a brief outline of our special Outlander tour to Scotland. If you are intrigued enough to unveil the rest, come with us, discover the home of Outlander saga – discover Scotland. Whether an Outlander fan or not, you’ll fall in love at first sight with this beautiful country.
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