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  2. Scotland
  3. Edinburgh
  4. St. Giles' Cathedral

Edinburgh: Outlander Walking Tour

Product ID: 66543
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Bring Diana Gabaldon's Outlander books to life in 18th-century Edinburgh, where Claire and Jamie are in the midst of the Jacobite uprising. Visit their Old Town haunts, from St. Giles Cathedral to the palace and the closes that lie in between.
About this activity
Duration 2 hours
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Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the Jacobite Edinburgh of the Outlander novels with an expert guide
  • See Canongate Kirk, the Tolbooth Jail, World’s End Tavern and the 18th century taverns still open today
  • Hear stories of witchcraft, the Jacobites, Royal Stuarts, curses, clans and more
Full description
The year is 1745 and the Jacobite rising has reached the city gates of Edinburgh. Bonnie Prince Charlie is met by a cheering crowd of 20,000 strong. Amid the chaos of rebellion are Claire and Jamie, the Outlander characters entwined in a story that spans centuries.

On this 2-hour walking tour your guide will trace the real events that inspired Diana Gabaldon’s acclaimed novels. The story captures the spirit of the Jacobite rebellion in Edinburgh: The Redcoats, the Highlanders and the smell of gunpowder in the air.

Your expert guide will take you deep into the Old Town, to the places where history was made: Tolbooth Jail, Canongate Kirkyard and the World’s End Tavern. If Edinburgh is the setting for the second Outlander novel, you’ll be going behind the scenes!
Includes
  • Live guide

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Meeting point

The Mercat Cross, High Street, by St. Giles High Kirk, opposite the City Chambers

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Mercat Tours

Product ID: 66543