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An Outlander Adventure

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An Outlander Adventure

Seven Days

Scotland itself takes a starring role in this unique experience specially designed to take you on your own journey through the Highlands and Lowlands of this ancient nation. Discover the true stories and explore the real locations of Diana Gabaldon’s international phenomenon, Outlander.

As well as the iconic locations from the show, we will give you the chance to see the rest of Scotland’s rich history with excursions to historical sites across the country.

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ITINERARY HIGHLIGHTS



Your week-long Outlander adventure in Scotland could include the following experiences:

  • Visiting locations where Outlander was filmed including:
    • The ancient stone circle burial site believed to be the inspiration for Craigh na Dun.
    • The 16th century tower house which doubled as Lallybroch, the estate of Jamie’s family.
    • Canongate Kirk, where Colum Mackenzie met Claire and Jamie for the last time.
    • Blackness Castle, the setting for ‘Black Jack’ Randall’s Fort William headquarters.
    • The village at the Highland Folk Museum, used as the set for the Mackenzie Village.

 

  • A private tour by a local guide around the ‘Jewel in Scotland’s Crown’ Home to the rulers of Scotland for centuries and sat upon an imposing volcanic rock, discover the dramatic history that lies within its walls.

 

  • A privately guided walk across a windswept moor the site of the bloody battle of 1746.

 

  • Cruise across Scotland’s most famous stretch of water on a private boat. You will also get to enjoy fresh Scottish delicacies from aboard your luxury motor cruiser.

 

  • A private chauffeur-guide who will accompany you throughout your stay, ensuring safe and comfortable journeys from each location, as well as being on hand to take you on daily excursions throughout your trip.

 

  • Explore the official residence of the Royal Family in Scotland at the foot of the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, the setting of many of the most turbulent stories in Scottish history.

 

  • A guided tour through the hidden and famously haunted streets beneath the Old Town of Edinburgh frozen in time since the 17th

 

We recommend a stay in two stunning properties during your stay in Scotland.

In Edinburgh your base will be a luxury hotel in every sense of the world. While many of Edinburgh’s most famous landmarks will be right on your doorstep, you can also count your own doorstep as a landmark itself.

Your home in the Highlands was once described as ‘the most beautiful Regency House in Scotland’. Sat on 20 acres of gardens and surrounding woodland, this hotel is famed for both its service and its dining.

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HIGHLIGHTS

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THINGS TO DO

CLAVA CAIRNS

A Neolithic burial site and standing stones said to be one of Scotland’s most evocative sacred prehistoric sights.

CULLODEN BATTLEFIELDS

The moving site of the infamous 1746 battle where in less than 60 minutes the Jacobite forces were outnumbered and defeated.

EDINBURGH GHOST TOUR

Follow your cloaked guide through the shadowy streets of Edinburgh’s Old Town for a private exploration of underground vaults which are reputed to be amongst the most haunted places in the city. In this atmospheric location, lit only by the flicker of candle light, your guide will regale you with stories of murderers and vagrants, torture and hangings. Their true history is even more terrifying than fiction.

BLACKNESS CASTLE

Blackness Castle was built in the 15th century by one of Scotland’s most powerful families, the Crichtons, it was never destined as a peaceful, lordly residence. Its enduring roles were those of garrison fortress and state prison. In Outlander, the castle is used as the setting for “Black Jack” Randall’s Fort William headquarters as well as featuring the heart-wrenching scene of Jamie’s incarceration. It is often referred to as “the ship that never sailed” due to its unusual shape.

HOPETOUN HOUSE

Hopetoun House is a place of beauty, tranquillity and architectural magnificence. Dating from the 17th century, it has been home to the Hope Family since the late 1600s; the present Lord Hopetoun and his family still live in Hopetoun House. In Outlander, Hopetoun house represents the Duke of Sandringham’s house. The grounds also include a 16th century tower house, Midhope, which doubles as Lallybroch.Not only is the house filled with stunning collections but this truly remarkable and beautiful stately home sits in majestic grounds full of nature trails and scenic walks.

CASTLE URQUHART

Castle Urquhart was a critical stronghold in the Highlands and one of the country’s largest castles. Positioned on the banks of Loch Ness, its chequered history came to a dramatic end in 1692, when the castle was blown up to stop it from falling into Jacobite hands. What remains are picturesque and impressive ruins, surrounded on three sides by the cold, deep waters of Loch Ness.

 

 

PLACES VISITED

EDINBURGH

Scotland’s historic capital city. Edinburgh, sometimes referred to as the “Athens of the North”, is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. It has two distinct areas: the Old Town, dominated by a medieval fortress; and the neo- classical New Town, dating from the 18th The harmonious connection of these two contrasting historic areas, each with many important buildings, is what gives the city its unique character and saw it awarded World Heritage Site status by UNESCO in 1995.

The Royal Mile, which lies at the heart of the Old Town is arguably one of the most famous streets in the world. Today, it is peppered with stores selling cashmere goods and hand crafted silver jewellery. However, in centuries gone by it was a different story: delving into the Old Town is like leafing through the pages of a dusty historical novel, as each era unfolds with its own legends and characters.

LOCH NESS

Extending 23 miles, Loch Ness provides spectacular views regardless of the time of year.The loch’s cold, deep waters are said to be home to the Loch Ness Monster, affectionately known as Nessie. It is said that the first sighting of the monster was in the 6th century by St. Columba, and sporadic sightings have been reported ever since.

  • Accommodation

    From private stately castles, historic manor houses and country club resorts to luxury city hotels and Georgian townhouses, Dream Escape will find you the perfect place to call “home’ during your stay.

  • Accommodation

    From private stately castles, historic manor houses and country club resorts to luxury city hotels and Georgian townhouses, Dream Escape will find you the perfect place to call “home’ during your stay.

  • Accommodation

    From private stately castles, historic manor houses and country club resorts to luxury city hotels and Georgian townhouses, Dream Escape will find you the perfect place to call “home’ during your stay.

  • Accommodation

    From private stately castles, historic manor houses and country club resorts to luxury city hotels and Georgian townhouses, Dream Escape will find you the perfect place to call “home’ during your stay.

  • Accommodation

    From private stately castles, historic manor houses and country club resorts to luxury city hotels and Georgian townhouses, Dream Escape will find you the perfect place to call “home’ during your stay.

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