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The Edinburgh Outlander Experience

By Mercat Tours
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Highlights

  • Real-life locations of Outlander novel & TV series

  • Adventures of 2 lovers during Scotland's dark 18th century

  • Insightful walking tour through Edinburgh's Old Town

  • Route includes Canongate Kirk & Tolbooth Jail

  • Enthusiastic & entertaining guide to bring the story to life

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About this activity

What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    Guided walking tour of Edinburgh

  • What's included

    Live tour commentary provided in English

Cleaning and safety practices

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  • Masks required
  • Contactless tickets
  • Vehicles and venues disinfected

Know Before You Book

  • Children 16 and younger are not allowed.

  • You must be able to walk on unpaved or uneven terrain.

  • If you have limited mobility, you should not take part.

  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.

What you can expect

Scotland was the setting of the famed novel and TV series Outlander. Recall some exciting scenes of Jamie and Claire’s adventures, with vivid narrative from your local guide and visits to sites featured in the story, including The Canongate Kirk, site of the Tolbooth Jail, and old taverns.

Step back in time to the mid-18th century and bring Diana Gabaldon’s literature to life by discovering the real-life locations of the successful TV series. After meeting your fellow Outlander fans, let your guide lead the way as you explore Edinburgh’s Old Town. Pass iconic landmarks such as Edinburgh Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse that hold stories of Scotland’s rich history, and visit famous Outlander filming locations along the way.

Hear the plot of how Claire, an army nurse from the 20th century, traveled back in time and embarked on an escapade of love and adventure with James Fraser. Experience the Jacobite uprisings and the aftershock through the eyes of the paired lovers, as you visit sites highlighted in the series. Your tour takes you past Canongate Kirk, where the MacKenzie clan leader last saw the couple, Tolbooth Jail, where the Fraser men of Lallybroch were held captive, and the World’s End tavern, which was made famous by the TV series.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

  • High-touch surfaces cleaned and disinfected
  • Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants

Social distancing

  • Contactless ticket redemption
  • Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

  • Personal protective equipment worn by staff
  • Masks required
  • Hand sanitizer provided

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Location

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Activity Location

  • Edinburgh

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • Mercat Cross
  • High Street
  • Edinburgh