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Outlander Day Tour 2

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If you are an Outlander fan, have seen the films Outlaw King or the recently released Mary Queen of Scots, then this fascinating tour leaving from Glasgow is for you. We will take you to filming locations used in series 1, 2 & 3 of Outlander which also have strong connections to the ill-fated Mary Queen of Scots. Craigmillar Castle & Linlithgow Palace were used in both Outlander and the hugely successful Netflix movie – The Outlaw King. Enjoy a guided tour of Glencorse Kirk, where Claire and Jamie got married. Alexander Malcolm’s print shop where Claire and Jamie are reunited. Craigmillar Castle (Ardsmuir Prison) was where Jamie was held after the Battle of Culloden. Callander House is where we saw Murtagh decapitate the Duke of Sandringham and Linlithgow Palace (Wentworth Prison) is where Jamie suffers brutality at the hands of Black Jack Randall.

Departing Glasgow on another Outlander adventure (see Outlander 1), we head east where nestled in the foothills of the Pentlands stands Glencorse Old Kirk – the most romantic setting imaginable for a wedding ceremony. Outlander fans will recognise this location, used in series one, epsiode 7 – The Wedding. You will have around an hour here to enjoy a guided tour at this wonderful setting and literally stand where Claire and Jamie got married. The Kirk, situated in the private grounds of Glencorse House is not open to the public, however Discover Scotland Tours have been given permission to visit this exclusive Outlander location.

Glencorse Kirk dates back to the 17th century and the famous Scottish writer Robert Louis Stevenson worshipped here and indeed wrote about the Kirk and its woodland setting on a number of occasions.

Often referred to as ‘Edinburgh’s Second Castle’, Craigmillar is a stunning castle in its own right, it doubles for Ardmuir Prison in Season 3. Lord John Grey had met Jamie before the Battle of Prestonpans and they do not meet again until he becomes the governor of Ardsmuir prison where Jamie has been held after the Battle of Culloden.

In 1566, Mary Queen of Scots sought refuge at Craigmillar after the murder of her secretary, David Rizzio, at Holyrood. In the same year the famous “bond” was also signed here between the Earl of Bothwell and other noblemen which led to the murder of Lord Darnley, Mary’s second husband.

From Craigmillar we will drop you off at Bakehouse Close which became Carfax Close, home to Alexander Malcolm’s print shop in series 3. It was the exterior that was used for filming but it’s here we see Claire and Jamie have their emotional reunion after years of separation. You will have over an hour to explore and have some lunch and although a set was used for filming you may wish to visit the World’s End pub, a historic and traditional Scottish pub which features in Outlander as Dougal MacKenzie’s favourite Edinburgh haunt.

We make the short drive to Linlithgow Palace which was used as the setting for Wentworth Prison in quite a harrowing scene of Outlander. Claire Fraser broke into Wentworth Prison and tried to rescue her husband, Jamie, from the sadistic Black Jack Randall but Jamie ends up offering himself to Randall so that she could escape. Dating back to the 12th century, Linlithgow Palace was the birthplace of several Scottish monarchs. King James V was born in Linlithgow Palace in 1512, and the ill-fated Mary, Queen of Scots, was born here in 1542. The Palace wasn’t used much after Scotland’s monarchs left for England in 1603 however, Bonnie Prince Charlie did visit in 1745. In 1746 unfortunately much of the Palace was destroyed by The Duke of Cumberland’s troops. In Outlaw King the Palace was used as a castle and St Michael’s Parish Church (next to the Palace) was used for Robert the Bruce’s wedding.

Our Outlander adventure continues to Callendar House, a stunning 14th century, French chateau styled house, complete with working Georgian kitchen. The house was used in Vengence is Mine – Season 2. This is where Murtagh finds out, that the Duke of Sandringham arranged the attack of Mary Hawkins in Paris. He swiftly decapitates the English Duke, presenting the head, he announces to Mary and Claire “I kept my word, I lay my vengeance at your feet”. In the restored 1825 kitchen, costumed interpreters create an exciting interactive experience with samples of early-19th century food providing added taste to stories of working life in a large household.

Mary Queen of Scot’s was a regular visitor to Callendar House. In 1565 she attended the wedding of Mary Livingston to John Sempill and gifted the wedding dress as well as lands.  Mary Livingston’s sister, Magdalene, then became a maid of honour to the queen in her place.  A few months later, on 1 July 1565 Queen Mary was in Callendar House for the baptism of one of Lord Livingston’s children.  Despite it taking the Protestant form, she attended “to show him that favour that she had not done to any other before” and she remained there for several days
Please Note: The kitchen at Callendar House is closed on Wednesday’s.

Tour Inclusions
Costs are for transportation by air-conditioned 16 seat mini-coach and the services of an English speaking driver-guide.

Tour Exclusions
Lunch, refreshments and entry fees to visitor attractions

Departure & Return Information
Main Departure Point
266 George Street (outside Parish Halls)
Glasgow G1 1QX

Check in 08.45
Departs  09.00
Returns  18.00

Free Hotel Departures
We offer free pick ups from many hotels, hostels & B&B’s in and around Glasgow and Glasgow Airport on our 1 day tours. Please see the Tours Information section for more information.

Return Drop Off Point
All of our 1 day tours return to George Square and not your hotel.

Tour Highlights
Glencorse Kirk (from the Wedding), Carigmillar Castle (Ardsmuir Prison), Bakehouse Close (A. Malcoms Print Shop) Callendar House (the kitchen where Murtagh brutally gets his revenge on the traitorous Englishman) and Linlithgow Palace (Wentworth Prison).

Optional Extras

Glencorse Kirk
Adults £10.00
Seniors £10.00
Students £10.00
Children £10.00 (5-15 yrs

Craigmillar Castle
Adults £6.00
Seniors £4.80
Students £6.00
Children £3.60 (5-15 yrs)

Callendar House
Entry is free

Limlithgow Palace
Adults £6.00
Seniors £4.80
Students £6.00
Children £3.60 (5-15 yrs)

All payable by cash or card on the day with the exception of Glencorse Kirk where entry is by cash only.

FAQs

Check in 09.45: Departs 10.00 – Returns 16.00

To book this tour call us on 0141 887 6777 or online Book Now
Check Availability

Check in 08.45
Departs  09.00
Returns  18.00

Costs:
Adults 16-59
£39.00 – £45.00

Seniors 60+, Students, Children 5-15
£37.00 – £43.00

For optional extra costs please see Details & FAQs.

Please note we are unable to take children under 5 years of age.

 

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