6 September, commencing at 8:45am and terminating at 5:30pm (approximately)
£98.00, including entry to attractions – lunch and other refreshments not included.
Leaving Perth, your Guide will first transport you to the Royal Burgh of Culross; a small town that has retained it’s period features of a 17th/18th Century Burgh featured in Season 1 of Outlander, as well as many other Hollywood blockbusters. Here you will take a short tour of Culross Palace and visit the Mercat Cross.
Next, you will travel to the Helix Park where you can enjoy one of Scotland’s awe-inspiring photo opportunities with a visit to The Kelpies. Although not found in any Outlander episodes, it would be remiss to drive past without an opportunity to admire the 30-metre-high equine sculptures; the largest in the world.
Back on the trail, you will head to the village of Doune to visit Doune Castle which was built in the late 14th Century by the Duke of Albany, Robert Stewart, known as the ‘Uncrowned King’. Doune Castle is the fictional Castle Leoch, home of Colum MacKenzie in Season 1. You may also have seen this castle in movies such as ‘Monty Python and the Holy Grail’ and as Winterfell Castle in ‘Game of Thrones’. While at Doune Castle you will take the short tour before stopping for lunch at a local eatery.
After lunch, your Guide will transport you to Drummond Gardens in the estate of Drummond Castle. The Gardens have been restructured and redesigned since their original 17th Century design, and even now you can still marvel at the Renaissance feel that surrounds the grounds. With statues to admire throughout the garden, and the centrally located Sundial embraced by a range of beautiful trees and plants, walking around Drummond Gardens is a real joy. It is not difficult to see why Drummond Gardens doubled as the Gardens of Versailles in Season 2.
On your return to Perth you will stop at Tibbermore. This beautiful parish church dates back to 1632 and is currently looked after by the Scottish Redundant Churches Trust. This means it is not always possible to have a look inside the church known to Outlander fans as Crannesmuir Church, where the Witch Trials took place in Season 1; however Tibbermore has some interesting monuments in it’s graveyard that are also worth a look before re-boarding your transport for your return journey to Perth.