Our Sunday walking tour - Outlander fans walk to Lallybroch
This walk takes place each summer Sunday in 2021.
(April 4th to September 26th)
The cost is only £85.00 per person.
Our meeting place is Dalmeny Station in South Queensferry at 10.30am.
(This is a short 15 minute train ride from central Edinburgh.)
There is a MAXIMUM group size of 6 people on our walk.
Please contact us to book.
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I have spent my life in and around Hopetoun House, a beautiful historic country estate in Scotland.
It been used as a filming location for many films and TV series over the years including, The 39 steps, The Secret Agent, Belgravia, The Princess Switch 2 and of course the outstanding Outlander.
I have studied local history and love working as a tour guide after being the landlord of the local pub and opening a B&B to guests in 2012.
I always love to share my knowledge of the secret sites used as filming locations and love to surprise my guests by showing them this special place only locals know.
Our Sunday walking tour is a four (or five!) hour walking tour of Outlander filming locations in and around Hopetoun House, Abercorn Church and Midhope Castle ("Lallybroch"). You will have access to private parts of the estate not normally open to visitors and see at first hand the many locations used in seasons 1, 2 3, AND 4 of Outlander.
We start at Hopetoun House including a visit both inside the house and around the grounds. The house was built in 1699 and extended by 1760 so is a great example of the type of house that would be familiar to Jamie Fraser. We can mix reality and great history with the world of Outlander!
We will head to the deer park for a view of the rear of the house from the west and hopefully meet some deer. We then take a walk through the 300-year-old deer park to Abercorn Church where we look for the grave of Frank Randell. The ancient church is linked with St Ninian as far back as 400AD, the present building being around 800 years old. The graveyard has an ancient yew grove and wonderful early gravestones and we have a few stories to tell you about people buried here.
From here it's a walk through the woods to the edge of the river Forth (to view Blackness Castle) then up by the Midhope Burn, passed where poor Fergus lost his hand and Red Jamie spent time in a cave to reach Broch Tuarach and Lallybroch. Here we can have a wee dram and visit “up the hill” on a private area to view the splendour of the castle.
We provide water and sweets during the walk and a "wee nip" at Lallybroch! We also include all access tickets to both Hopetoun and Midhope Castle.
The whole tour does take place outside no matter the weather so please dress appropriately for the Scottish climate and as the paths we use are rough and uneven please wear sturdy footwear.
And of course, please do not forget your camera!