Outlander And Jacobite Walking Tour, Edinburgh

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  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 2 Hrs 30 Mins
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  • Departure Time :
    11am on Friday and Saturday
  • Departure Details :
    From central Edinburgh in the Old Town, the Old Police box opposite Starbucks on the Royal Mile
  • Return Details :
    Tour finishes outside the gates of Holyrood Palace at the bottom of the Royal Mile. Holyrood Palace, Canongate, The Royal Mile, EH8 8DX, Edinburgh
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund


Take a trip back in time with us back to the eighteenth century and explore one of the most tumultuous periods in Scotlands history the Jacobite uprisings. Those epic events have more recently been brought to a much wider audience in Diana Gabaldons seminal novels and subsequent TV series. Let our own resident member of Clan Fraser take you behind the stories to consider the often brutal but always fascinating history of the Jacobites. Stride along the very closes that Clare and Jamie walk through and see the remarkable landmarks which provide the setting for so many important chapters of the novels Dragonfly in Amber and Voyager print shops, pubs, dining clubs, prisons, churches and palaces. Visit filming locations used in the latest series of Outlander. Learn how Highlanders lived and fought through demonstrations of clothing and weaponry. On this epic two hour long tour of the Old Town find out if youre a Jacobite or a Redcoat?

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The tour begins outside our ticket office on The royal mile where your guide will welcome you and introduce their character and Clan Frasers 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 six yard piece of tartan cloth into a multipurpose garment its 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 youll 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. Youll be shown the site of Scotlands 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.


  • . Tour is led by a guide in full Highland dress, playing a Clan Fraser warrior and illegitimate son of the infamous Lord Lovat.
  • . Journey back to the eighteenth century and explore the historic Old Town.
  • . Learn how to wear the iconic great kilt and use the legendary claymore.
  • . Visit filming locations for the latest Outlander series.
  • . Perfect for diehard Outlander fans but also those interested in Jacobite history.


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Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

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