Linlithgow Palace Neighborhood tours

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From Edinburgh: Outlander, Palaces and Jacobites Tour

1. From Edinburgh: Outlander, Palaces and Jacobites Tour

Step into the story and witness the scenic landscapes and ruins from the TV show "Outlander" on this day trip from Edinburgh. Travel in a spacious and climate-controlled coach and see slights light like the village of Cranesmuir and the Tuilyies Standing Stones. Depart Edinburgh and journey northwest to Midhope Castle (April 1 to September 24), site of Lallybroch Castle in the time travel TV series "Outlander." Stop in the Royal Burgh of Linlithgow and enjoy a photo stop at Linlithgow Palace (Wentworth Prison in "Outlander"). Continue to the 14th-century country pile of Callandar House, where ties to Rome's northern frontier in Europe at the Antonine Wall have been traced. Follow the footsteps of Claire and Jamie to Falkland, Outlander's Inverness.  See streets that were used as filming locations in Outlander, including where Claire sees Jamie's ghost. Move on to the Royal Burgh of Culross to discover a tiny 17th-centuryvillage nestled on the coast of Fife.  Pass by the gardens at Culross that were featured in "Outlander" as Claire's herb garden, as was the mercat cross (market cross) from Cranesmuir Village. Saunter along the cobblestone streets and see the quaint Biscuit Café. Stopping for photos at Tuilyies Standing Stones (time permitting). End the day at South Queensferry for beautiful views over the Forth and photos of the Forth Rail Bridges. Please note: Midhope Castle will be closed from December 23rd to Spring 2023.

From Edinburgh: Loch Ness and Scottish Highlands Day Tour

2. From Edinburgh: Loch Ness and Scottish Highlands Day Tour

Start your full-day tour of the Scottish Highlands by passing Linlithgow Palace—the birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots—and arriving at the National Wallace Monument. Here, your guide will reveal the story of Scottish hero William Wallace, whose victory against the English was adapted for Braveheart. Take a glimpse of Doune Castle, a medieval stronghold that fans of Monty Python, Game of Thrones, and Outlander will recognize. After a morning coffee stop in Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, the tour continues to either the Highland gateway village of Callander or Loch Lubnaig.  Marvel at the fantastic views from Loch Tulla then travel across the wilderness of Rannoch Moor to Glen Coe. This magical setting may look familiar, as it was a set location in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. A lunch stop is next up on the itinerary before heading to Loch Ness for some monster spotting. A boat trip on the lake is available as a tour option. Enjoy views of Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in Britain, and return to Edinburgh via the Grampian Mountains and Highland Perthshire.

Edinburgh: Mary, Queen of Scots Private Day Tour

3. Edinburgh: Mary, Queen of Scots Private Day Tour

Begin your tour with a visit to Mary's birthplace, Linlithgow Palace. Head to Holyrood Palace to see where Mary lived and used to hunt and ride in the adjacent park. See the extinct volcano, Arthur’s Seat, and enjoy some of the most breathtaking views the city has to offer. Afterwards, head to John Knox's House where John Knox planned and schemed to overthrow the queen. Notice that just underneath the house was where Mary’s favourite jeweller lived. Visit another location of tumultuous history where the queen's husband, Lord Darnley was murdered, now the New College if Edinburgh. Depending on the time of year, visit Falkland Palace to see where Mary used to play tennis. Go to Craigmillar Castle, where the queen was housed when she was unwell and may have plotted to have her husband murdered. Visit Blackness Castle and learn how it was used as a filming location. During your tour, take the opportunity to have lunch at a pub that dates back to 1316.

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I really enjoyed this outlander day trip and highly recommend it for outlander fans or anyone with an interest in medieval through 18th century buildings and history. Neil was our tour guide and driver, he was knowledgeable, funny, personable, professional and a fantastic driver. The whole tour was perfectly organized and executed with lots of stops where food and restrooms were available. We were comfortable and relaxed the entire day with ample time at each stop for exploring and photos. We ate at bessy’s cafe in Culross and recommend their delicious soups and coffees. I have amazing pictures and memories of the many castles and villages we stopped at on this tour, and learned so much interesting history from our guide Neil! Thanks so much

Very interesting tour, even my boyfriend who is not an Outlander fan liked it. Our guide Jim told us a lot of trivia and took us to Midhope Castle even though there was some work in progress for filming. Unfortunately we didn't go to the standing stones, but it was still an experience that I would do again.

Nice day tour for fans of the show. Our guide, Jillian, was knowledgeable, friendly, and accommodating. A couple locations were closed for filming and construction, but we were still able to get some photos of the exteriors. Went with my wife and daughter. We all enjoyed. Would recommend.

Our tour guide was amazing, filled with great Outlander and Scotland knowledge. We got to spend lots of time at the incredible locations. Definitely worth while!

If you love outlander it’s so nice to visit all the places.