The History Behind Outlander Tour

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Step into the world of “Outlander” and experience the real history that inspired the romance & adventure in the series on this immersive tour through Edinburgh’s iconic streets.


  • Experience Edinburgh's Jacobite era, as seen in 'Outlander'
  • Sample Scottish recipes from 'Outlander' scenes
  • Wearing authentic attire crafted by 'Outlander' costumers from the show
  • Capture the series' iconic streets in your photos
  • Get Hands on with history by handling real artefacts from the time period


Embark on a magical journey through Edinburgh as we trace real life history behind the beloved TV show 'Outlander.' This tour is a must for fans of the series and those intrigued by Scotland's rich history and culture. As we explore the iconic city that served as the backdrop for the series' most memorable moments, you'll be transported back to the time of the Jacobite rebellion, experiencing the love, conflict, and adventure of 'Outlander.' Learn about the historical context that inspired the series, including the real events of the Jacobite rebellion and how they influenced the characters and plots of 'Outlander.' Feel the romance of the Old Town's cobbled streets, visit the real-life settings that doubled for places like Alexander Malcolm’s Print shop, and hear tales of love, loyalty, and bravery that echo through the ages. Our local guides, passionate about 'Outlander' and Edinburgh's history, will provide you with an immersive experience, answering your questions, and offering personalized recommendations for things to do, places to eat, and the best bars in the city. This tour goes beyond the screen, offering insights into the historical accuracy of the series, exploring the real-life figures who inspired Claire and Jamie, and showcasing the cultural heritage that makes 'Outlander' so compelling. It's not just about visiting locations; it's about connecting with the spirit of the story and experiencing the blend of fiction and history that brings 'Outlander' to life. Join us for an unforgettable adventure through time, where the world of 'Outlander' comes alive, right here in the heart of Edinburgh. Authenticity is everything, and this tour promises an experience that's as close to holding history in your hands as you can get without crossing through the stones yourself.


Experience Edinburgh's Jacobite era, as seen in 'Outlander' Local expertly trained tour guides Authentically dressed in period clothing Stunning views and great photo opportunities Full weapons display Sample local Scottish delights

Important Information

  • This tour requires a minimum of 5 people to run. If we can't make the minimum numbers we will reschedule you or give you a full refund. In any case, there will always be a guide at the meeting point who can answer your questions and give great recommendations.

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund


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