The Diana Gabaldon Trail

The 'Outlander' TV series has taken North America by storm! This itinerary takes you to the principal places featured in the books and many of the film locations.

The indicative price per person, assuming a shared room throughout over the nine nights and a mid-sized automatic car for the days outside Edinburgh, is GBP £982 (approx USD $1361 in Jan 2018). Please note that the price will increase if in Edinburgh during July or August.

Please note that this is a self-guided tour. If you would be interested in a guided tour, then click here.


We suggest two nights in Edinburgh at the start. This gives you time to recover, adjust and see the main sights. You probably won’t want to embark on Edinburgh Castle on the day you arrive, but instead take an open top bus tour of the city and then make your way to the ‘Royal Mile’ on the look-out for burnt out print shops, Moubray's Tavern (which you won't find) and the World's End (which you will), along with the Canongate Kirk and Carubbers Close. We provide you with a short 'Guide to the Royal Mile for Outlander Fans'. At night, there are several excellent (and rather unsettling!) tours of the nether parts of Old Edinburgh. We have assumed a four star hotel close to The Royal Mile.

On Day Two you see the castle where there are excellent audio guides (allow at least two hours). Then either head down to the Palace of Holyroodhouse or explore some of Edinburgh’s (18th century) ‘New Town’ including the Georgian House in Charlotte Square.

Fife and Perthshire

Pick up your rental car on Day Three and navigate to impressive Craigmillar Castle (Ardsmuir in Season Three). Then, after admiring the Forth Bridges from South Queensferry, cross the road bridge and head along the Fife Coastal Route to Dysart (barely recognisable as Le Havre) and up to Falkland, easily recognisable as Inverness 1940s and 1740s. After lunch at ‘Mrs Baird’s B&B’, head across to Gleneagles, Tullibardine Kirk (where Claire gave herself up after the Battle of Falkirk) and Drummond Castle Gardens (Versailles). Night in Crieff.