Outlander & Jacobite walking tourExplore film locations in Edinburgh

About this tour

 

The tour begins outside the ticket office on the Royal Mile where your guide will welcome you and introduce their character and Clan Fraser’s legendary history. There are Hanoverian spies everywhere so follow your guide into our underground vaults. Away from prying eyes, they will demonstrate how to put on the famous Great Kilt, turning a piece of tartan cloth into a multipurpose garment – it’s an all in one jacket, rucksack and sleeping bag! Find out how the often outnumbered, outgunned Highland Jacobites managed to defeat trained government soldiers on so many occasions through their awe-inspiring skill in hand to hand combat through weapons like the infamous claymore broadsword.

After these demonstrations your tour continues above ground as you traverse down the stately Royal Mile. Your guide will take you to the very places Clare and Jamie visit in the books and also to Old Town closes and landmarks used as filming location for the latest TV series. See the now world famous Carfax Close where Jamie and Clare reunite after so many years apart. Beyond that you’ll discover how significant Edinburgh was for the Jacobite movement, particularly during the occupation of the city in 1745, and why so many men fought and died for the Stuart cause. You’ll be shown the site of Scotland’s former parliament, where Highland soldiers stormed through the old city wall, the location of a pro-Jacobite theatre and the Palace where Bonnie Prince Charlie himself spent a happy month dancing the night away. The tour ends outside Holyrood Palace, but your guide will happily lead you back to the ticket office where the tour began.

  • Try on the great kilt (plaid)
  • Learn how the broadsword was used in battle
  • Learn about Jacobite history – the brutal truth
  • Will you be a Jacobite or a redcoat?

*inspired by Diana Gabaldon’s novels

Meeting point & location

Start

This tour starts from our Old Police Box (Tardis) on the Royal Mile.

End

This tour ends at Holyrood Palace at the bottom of the Royal Mile.

FAQ's

Where can I book this tour?

This tour can be booked online using the widget above, through our ticket office which you can call on 0131 220 6868, or at the office itself at Old Police Box, 9 Hunter Square, Royal Mile, Edinburgh, EH1 1QS. It is recommended that you book because our tours can very easily sell out especially during the summer months.

Is there a lot of walking on this Tour?

With the exception of the Alternative Tour and the Ultimate Old Town Historical Tour, there is only a small amount of walking on our tours. However please wear comfortable shoes otherwise you will find the Old Town’s cobblestones rather unpleasant!

Can children come on this tour?

Children over five years old are welcome on all our tours, except for the Pub Crawl, the Extreme Paranormal Tour and the Ladies of Pleasure Tour, provided they are accompanied by an adult.

Is the underground wheelchair accessible?

Unfortunately our underground is only accessible via a flight of stairs. For more information about the underground visit our accessibility section.

Will this tour run in bad weather?

Our tours run in rain, hail, sleet or snow, so long as we have people booked on, willing to do the tour it will run. Please wrap warm though if the weather is not on our side.

For any other questions please contact us at 0131 220 6868 or through info@cityofedinburghtours.com.