Relax and enjoy Scotland’s splendour with Rabbie’s Tours. The Scottish Highlands and Islands are Europe’s last great wilderness so why not escape with Rabbie’s personalised small group tours. Small groups with a maximum of 16 passengers mean you can discover the real Scotland, get off the beaten track and onto the back roads that other tours cannot manage.Your educated driver/guide is there for you, dedicated to making your visit to Scotland memorable and enjoyable whatever your requests.
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Full Day Tour – tour Ref: GOUT
You leave Glasgow and begin following the trail of the best-known film locations featured in the Outlander TV Series.
You journey past Stirling Castle and the Wallace Monument to Doune Castle, or as it’s called in Outlander, Castle Leoch. This formidable building gives you an insight into the living conditions of a Scottish earl in the 14th century. You can also listen to an excellent audio guide about how this castle was used as a filming location for Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
Heading north, your next stop is the small town of Falkland* to relive the first scenes of the show, where Falkland substitutes 1940’s Inverness. See if you can recognize the familiar sights such as Mrs. Baird’s Guesthouses and the Bruce Fountain.
Next is the charming village of Culross. In Outlander Culross posed as the fictional village of Cranesmuir and the home of Geillis Duncan and her ill-fated husband, Arthur. Exploring the town’s cobbled streets is like taking a step back in time. Look carefully and you may even find Claire’s herb garden behind the impressive, historic Culross Palace. Midhope Castle is your next highlight. Unfortunately, visitors are unable to go inside the castle, but Jamie’s lovely Lallybroch home is still an essential photo opportunity for any fan of the show.
You then travel the short distance to Blackness Castle. It’s an impressive castle that’s known as the ‘ship that never sailed’ because it resembles a giant stone boat. You have time to walk along the ramparts and explore the fictional headquarters of Jack Randall. Your final stop of the day is Linlithgow Palace. Here you have time to enjoy beautiful views to the Forth bridges, walk by the loch, and explore the ruins of Mary Queen of Scots’ birthplace. And if you’re feeling brave, you can visit the spot where that gruesome Outlander scene took place. From here it’s a short drive back to Glasgow.
*Till 31/03 due to winter opening hours of the attractions, the tour will be slightly changed as Falkland is temporarily removed and is replaced by Linlithgow Palace and Blackness Castle (see below) but from 01/04/20, the itinerary will revert to the original to include Falkland Place again.
Next, you travel to Linlithgow Palace. Here, grab a quick snack and visit the ruins of Mary Queen of Scots’ birthplace and ponder over the scenes from the infamous Wentworth Prison. You then travel the short distance to Blackness Castle. It’s an impressive castle that’s known as the ‘ship that never sailed’ because it resembles a giant stone boat. You have time to walk along the ramparts and explore the fictional headquarters of Jack Randall.
Departure Point till 31/03/20 – Outside Parish Hall, 266 George Street (next to the City Chambers, between North Frederick Street and John Street), Glasgow.
Departure Point from 01/04/20-Buchanan Bus Station, Killermaont Street, G2 3NW (Tours will depart from a stance between stances 23-32)
Inclusions – Transportation by top of the range minicoaches for a more personal service. Forced air ventilation as standard.
Services of a professional Rabbie’s driver/guide.
Exclusions – Lunch and refreshments. Entrances.
REMARKS: Tour departs DAILY at 09.15 hours and returns back to GLASGOW at 18.30 hours approx.
There are no tour departures on the: 01/01/20-02/01/20.,12/11/20,25/12/20-26/12/20 & 01/01/21