Sleepy Sporran Tours

Outlander - In Perthshire & Beyond

‘ An intriguing blend of Outlander fiction with Scottish facts, myths and legends. ’

Perthshire and the surrounding regions are awash with Outlander film set locations. Take our Outlander in Perthshire tour that combines some of the more remote, and quieter, locations with stunning scenery and history all the way or talk to us about a bespoke tour, perhaps taking in a selection from the additional Outlander locations noted below.

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Tour landmarks

Our Outlander Tours are available as the suggested tour below or as a bespoke tour bookable under our Exclusive Tours section (See end of this page).

Our Outlander in Perthshire and Beyond Tour is based on a Perth area start point;

Meet up and collection at your Hotel.

  • General Wade’s Roads
    The English General Wade and his successor Major Caulfield are responsible for much of Scotland’s road network. Built initially to move troops and equipment around the Highlands after the 1715 rebellion, our route uses much of their road network though Perthshire to connect our various Outlander locations. (Links also with Clan Fraser).
  • Tibbermore Church (Visit stop)
    This beautiful little kirk is ‘Cranesmuir Church’ where Claire and Geillis were tried for witchcraft. A chance to stand in the defendant’s dock or look down on proceedings from the judges’s gallery.
  • Castle Menzies (Photo stop)
    A 16th century tower house where Bonnie Prince Charlie spent 2 nights on his way north to Culloden in 1746. Although captured to provide a Jacobite stronghold on several occasions, 4 days after Bonnie Prince Charlie left it was taken over as a garrison for the Redcoats. Ancestral home of Clan Menzies, who did not support the Jacobite cause.
  • Craigh na Dun (Photo stop)
    The copse of trees where it all began in 1947, or is it 1743. Experience the atmosphere of ‘the stones’ whilst enjoying far reaching views over Dunalistair Water, the ancient Black Wood and the endless ‘dark’ waters of Loch Rannoch.
  • Strath Fionan (Photo stops)
    A wonderful winding single track road that appears in most scenes where Claire and Frank drive around the area on their second honeymoon in 1747. Appears as the road to Craigh na Dun.
  • Drummond Gardens (Visit stop)
    Fantastic formal gardens, originally laid out in 17th century that doubled for the Palace of Versailles. With Drummond Castle as an elevated backdrop, topiary, statues, stunning plants and shrubs this is Scotland’s best terraced formal garden.
  • Doune Castle (Visit Tour)
    The fictional ‘Castle Leoch', standing in a prominent location above the River Teith has a wealth of atmosphere and history. Built in 14th century and used by the Stuart Kings and Mary Queen of Scots. Its bare stone towers, vaulted cellars and enclosed courtyard all take you back to the stronghold of Clan MacKenzie.
  • Innerpeffray Library (Visit stop)
    Amongst the extensive collection of 1700’s books, letters and manuscripts is an Apothecary Manual from 1753 and a rich history of the Jacobite supporting Drummond family whom owned Drummond Castle and Gardens. Get your hands on some real historical page turners.
  • Falkland Village - The Royal Burgh of Falkland (Photo stop)
    Doubling as Inverness this village boast several film locations, including Mrs Baird’s Guesthouse, Campbell’s Coffee Shop and Farrell’s Hardware and Furniture Store. The most prominent building on the main street is however Falkland Palace, once the grand hunting lodge of Scottish Stuart Kings.
  • Balgonie Castle (Photo stop)
    A haunted, 14th century castle that doubled as Eldridge Manor, home of the MacRannochs where Claire is brought after being rescued from wolves. Lots of history including being captured and plundered by Rob Roy McGregor in 1716.
  • Tullibardine Chapel(Photo stop)
    The tiny remote church where Jamie hid from the Redcoats. Once the private chapel of Lord George Murray, the most senior military officer in Bonnie Prince Charlie’s, Jacobite army. Nearby Tullibardine Castle was home to the Murray family some of whom are buried in the family vaults in the Chapel.

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Other Outlander locations that can be visited as a bespoke Exclusive Tour, in addition to the above, are;

  • Royal Burgh of Culross (Used as the village of Cranesmuir Village ) - a complete preserved 17th / 18th century village on the Firth of Forth. Culross Palace, The Mercat Cross area feature highly. Nearby is the West Kirk where the young boy, saved by Claire, was poisoned.
  • Hopetoun House - (Used as the home of the Duke of Sandringham) - stunning Scottish Country House set in its own estate grounds. The stables courtyard, Red Drawing Room, and grounds all feature.
  • Midhope Castle - (Used as Lallybroch Manor, the home of Jamie and Clan Fraser) A part ruined 15th century Scottish tower house.
  • Blackness Castle ( Used as Fort William and the headquarters of Black Jack Randall) - A bleak 15th century fortress built into the banks of the Firth of Forth. Unique in that it is built to resemble the shape of a ship. The courtyard is used for Jamie’s flogging scene.
  • Dysart Harbour - (Used as the port of Le Havre) - The quayside and harbour Masters House are the most notable sights at this quaint fishing village on the Firth of Forth.
  • Linlithgow Palace - (entrance and corridors used as Wentworth Prison) - Actual birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots, it is a forbidding, awe inspiring ruin. A dark place well suited to Black Jack Randall.
  • The Reaper, tall ship - (the 2 masted lugger seen moored in Le Havre) A restored ship now part of the Fisheries Museum at the interesting fishing village of Anstruther.
  • Aberdour Castle - (Used as the monastery of Sainte Anne de Beupre). The stables, long gallery and old kitchen all featured.
  • Highland Folk Museum - (Used for collecting the rents scenes) - a complete reconstructed 1700’s township of Highland Blackhouses.
  • Glencoe, Valley of Weeping - (Seen as the opening credits) - Stunning beautiful mountain pass and location of a sinister Clan massacre.

Please note at this point in time we do not offer visits to film locations in city centre Edinburgh or Glasgow.

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Tour pricing

The price for this tour is £175 per person.

This price includes:

  • Collection and return to your hotel
  • Luxury tour transport
  • Mid morning coffee and shortbread
  • Al-fresco picnic lunch (see menu)
  • Mid afternoon tea and pastries
  • Entry fees at tour visit stops
  • Tour information pack

Tour timings

Tour timings are flexible to suit your day though normally within the window;
Pick up 9.00am
Return  7.00pm
Approx tour mileage is 150 miles (240km)
All major credit cards accepted