Following in the footsteps of Jamie and Claire, down the cobbled streets of Edinburgh’s Old Town
If you’re a fan of the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon, then you’ll feel the inescapable pull to visit Scotland to experience first-hand, the extraordinary sense of being connected simultaneously, to both modern and ancient times.
A visit to Scotland and in particular, to some of the key locations in which the books are set, will literally transport you back in time.
In the first book, ‘Cross Stitch’ the Highlands of both the 1700’s and post WW11 are connected across the centuries, thanks to Claire’s encounter with a stone circle. A visit to the Highland lochs, glens and castles described so evocatively in the book, will have you mentally transported across the centuries in a most powerful way.
In the second and third books in the series, ‘Dragonfly in Amber’ and ‘Voyager’, Jamie and Claire get to grips with Edinburgh and the surrounding areas; wandering through the closes, popping into Jenny ha’s Tavern, strolling the cobbled lanes today, gives one the very eerie sense that they’re just a few steps ahead of you.
Take An Outlander Tour
As the series gains even wider popularity with the recent TV adaptation, Outlander-specific tours are on the ‘to do’ lists of discerning Edinburgh tourists; walking tours of the City take in some of the many sites both used as film locations and described in the books.
There are also trips and day tours to film sets, locations, actual castles and Highland glens, starting in Edinburgh. You too can travel back in time – it’s closer than you think!
Mary Meanders tours offer trips
If you are looking for an out of town trip Mary Meanders tours of Linlithgow offer a fascinating insight into Scotland’s real and imagined past.
A few more tours to consider are:
Come and stay with us!
If you are coming to stay in Edinburgh for an Outlander tour we offer a range of accommodation option from our 5 star Old Town Chambers apartments in the Old Town, to our 4 star Merchiston Residence apartments in leafy Bruntsfield.