Edinburgh: Outlander and Jacobites Walking Tour

Edinburgh: Outlander and Jacobites Walking Tour

Explore the real-life history behind the famous Outlander series on a walking tour

from £12 per person

Tour Description .

The Outlander Tour will take place in Edinburgh's Old Town. The main focus of the tour will be the Jacobite Risings, in particular the final one, which ended with the Battle of Culloden and put an end to clan culture. Although Outlander is a fictional story, the content of both the books and the series is an extraordinary example of what Jacobitism meant and what the consequences were after the last uprising.

The tour will at the Royal MIle to explain the beginnings of Jacobitism and its importance in the Outlander books and series. The tour will recount these two narratives in parallel, introducing the real history of Scotland, and explaining its importance and presence in the Outlander story.

We will discuss Gaelic and practise some of the mysterious expressions that Jamie Fraser and other characters use. Both in the book and in the series, Claire realises how strongly the Highland Scots believe in their mythology and customs. Celtic magic is present at all times, so you will be introduced to some Scottish mythology.

The tour will visit iconic stops such as Bakehouse Close, possibly the most sought-after close by Outlander fans, as the alley where Jamie Fraser has his printing shop. It was right here that the protagonists’ reunion was filmed! We will also make a stop to talk about the clandestine activities that the Scots carried out after their defeat in the last rebellion. Outlander fans, you don’t want to miss it!

Adult(aged 16-64)
Concession & Student(aged 65+)
ChildUnder 14

Itinerary .

The tour will take place along Edinburgh's Royal Mile.

  • Bakehouse Close
  • Royal Mile
  • Canongate Kirkyard
  • Tweeddale Court
  • The Wordl’s End
  • Holyrood Palace
  • Tolbooth
  • Scottish Myths
Approximate time

The approximate duration of the tour is:90 min

Meeting Point .

351 High Street

Will meet at 351 High Street (Royal Mile), opposite St. Giles’ Cathedral with BLACK UMBRELLA

Would you prefer a Private Tour?

If you would like an experience tailored to you, we offer personalized packages with a variety of options. You can choose the duration of the tour, focus on specific aspects of the city’s history, and explore the locations that are of interest to you.

Private tour

From £12