Outlander Tour

Join us on a tour back in time where you can explore beautiful settings and key locations from the smash-hit television show Outlander. This 5-hour tour will allow you to walk in the footsteps of Diana Gabaldon’s time-travelling nurse Claire Randall and her heroic Jacobite Highland warrior Jamie Fraser.

Clava Cairns

The tour will first take you to the mysterious prehistoric standing stones of Clava Cairns situated just outside Inverness. The Clava Cairns were a clear inspiration behind Gabaldon’s ‘Craigh na Dun’, where Claire was first transported back in time into the turmoil of the Jacobite rebellion. Clava Cairns has a huge amount of Highland history stored in its standing stones and the graves of long-dead natives. The site itself is a beautifully preserved prehistoric Bronze Age location that has been dated at about 4000 years old. With its multiple stone monuments and beautifully idyllic setting, this place brims with the rugged romance associated with historic Highland man and is sure to please any fan of Outlander looking to immerse themselves in the sights and sounds of the landscape that Claire and Jamie called home.

Culloden Battlefield

The next stop on the tour is the site of the last pitched battle to be fought on British soil and the place where Jamie was said to be gravely injured. Culloden Battlefield was the location where the Jacobites under the command of Bonnie Prince Charlie, met the Redcoats in 1746. Over 1000 Jacobites were slain at the Battle of Culloden and it marked the end of the final Jacobite Rising. At Culloden, you can explore the battlefield on which so many Highland men met their end and visit the graves of the hundreds who fell that day. The battlefield also boasts a comprehensive visitor centre which contains artefacts from the battle as well as stimulating interactive displays that pull together all the pieces that led up to this pivotal historic event in Scottish history. Experience what battle was like for the Jacobites and for Jamie. You won’t be able to help contemplate how his lucky escape at Culloden must have been for Claire to be able to finally return to him before the couple set sail for the Americas.

Fort George

The Outlander tour continues to the imposing Fort George which was built just after the events of the Battle of Culloden where Jamie was near mortally wounded. Get to know the enemies that Jamie faced and learn about the wealth of military history contained on Fort George’s grounds where you will be able to explore the barracks, chapel, bakehouse, and brewhouse, along with their vast collection of weaponry that are kept on display. The ramparts of the Fort are also a great place for dolphin spotting and boasts great views over the Moray Firth.

Highlanders’ Museum

Fort George is also the home of The Highlanders’ Museum which tells the story of Highland Regiments from the Battle of Culloden in 1746 right up to the present day. The museum is the largest regimental museum outside the capital and contains more than 40,000 artefacts from the last three centuries of Scottish history. You can discover what it was like to live as a soldier during Jamie and Claire’s adventures and learn more about the forces the couple faced before they escaped to the colonies. The Fort is also still an active army barracks and is currently home to the Black Watch, 3rd Battalion of the Royal Regiment of Scotland, so it is a must-see for both the contemporary and historical military enthusiasts.

6 Hours Private Tour

£234 for an executive car with driver/guide that will take 3 to 4 passengers comfortably
£282 for a minibus with driver/guide that will take 8 passengers comfortably
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