Tag: Outlander tours

July 14, 2020

Doune Castle opens 15 July

Doune Castle will open its doors again on the 15th July after the coronavirus lockdown . Originally dating to the 13th Century, Doune Castle near Stirling plays Castle Leoch, home to Colum MacKenzie and his clan in Outlander TV series . Doune Castle is unique in that it actually has five claims to movie fame . Monty Python and the Holy Grail Game of Thrones Outlander the […]

April 16, 2020

Outlander tours news – coronavirus lockdown lifted ?

Tour businesses all over Scotland are eagerly waiting a Government announcement today about the coronavirus lockdown . We know it’s going to be for another 3 weeks but the question is will restrictions be eased after that as we slowly get back to normal ? Two newspapers this week have said the lockdown will end in early May. In the meantime , why not check […]

March 12, 2020

could Jamie be the new James Bond ?

Daniel Craig has announced the next Bond film No time to Die will be his last outing as Bond . But who will be the new James Bond ? Scottish star Heughan – best known for appearing in time-travel drama Outlander – is among the names regularly linked with the job. Outlander news from Outlander tours Vin Diesel – who stars alongside Heughan in comic […]

February 17, 2020

Is the the Outlander effect really a “double edged sword” ?

The BBC have reported that tourism is booming in Scotland , not least because of the Outlander effect. But is that , as they claim , really a double edged sword ? I am quite surprised to see the BBC publishing this article based on rather flimsy evidence . Is this their attempt to emulate the Daily Mail , which publishes hundreds of articles a […]

February 6, 2020

Outlander Valentine gifts

“Outlander” is not back on TV until next week , but a Sassenach’s love for the Starz drama never fades. Surprise your lovely lass with an “Outlander”- inspired Valentine’s Day  tour or one of these “Outlander”-themed Valentine’s Day gifts on February  14, and you’ll be able to say you’re the Jamie to her Claire. Outlander tours of Scotland – call +44131-549-9785 now for availability Private […]

January 29, 2020

Is Outlander’s Fraser’s Ridge a real place ?

After 20 years apart, Claire and Jamie are finally building a life together in the American colonies. And central to their storyline in Outlander‘s fourth season is the establishment of their home, Fraser’s Ridge. Once they reunite with their daughter Brianna in Wilmington, she too, returns to Fraser’s Ridge, completing their family unit. According to Diana Gabaldon, the author of the books the show is based on, […]

December 18, 2019

Is there a Wentworth Prison in Scotland ?

Wentworth Prison is actually Linlithgow Palace  in Scotland ,the royal palace and birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots which became the scene for some of the most harrowing scenes of the show. . The palace and its underground tunnels were used as Wentworth Prison when Jamie Fraser was locked up by Black Jack Randall . Three Scottish castles feature heavily in the Outlander TV series […]

December 12, 2019

Craigh na Dun mystery

Craigh na Dun The mystical and enchanting spot where Claire and Frank first come across the standing stones that soon after were to propel Claire back in time. They have been an ever present since, including in Season four . No standing stones actually exist here but I think they are based on a combination of  Clava Cairns and Callanish , both of which are […]

November 14, 2019

Clan Fraser site sealed off

A ‘pilgrimage’ site for Outlander fans at Culloden Battlefield has been sealed off to the public for repair amid the pressures of rising visitor numbers. The Clan Fraser stone at the historic battlefield has become a key stop off by fans of the book and spin-off television series, many on Outlander-themed tours, who are keen to tick off Highland landmarks with links to story.Outlander news from Outlander […]