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Drummond Castle Gardens tour

Drummond Castle Gardens tour

  Drummond Castle Gardens tour Drummond Castle and Gardens – the grounds, which date back to 1630, are considered “the best example of formal terraced gardens in Scotland”. The castle was used as the Palace of Versailles in an episode of TV drama Outlander. Drummond Castle Gardens, which are protected as a category A listed building — in contrast to the B listed castle — already attract thousands of visitors per year, and are included on the Inventory of Gardens…

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Midhope Castle – Outlander’s Lallybroch

Midhope Castle – Outlander’s Lallybroch

Midhope Castle – Outlander’s Lallybroch Located on the Hopetoun Estate is Midhope Castle which is the external location for fictional Lallybroch, the family home of character Jamie Fraser. Midhope Castle dates back to the 15th Century and although the exterior is relatively intact the castle is derelict inside and not open to the public . Book your Outlander tours on 07305-294773 . Hopetoun House Hopetoun House was designed by William Bruce and then altered and extended by William Adam, Hopetoun House…

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Callendar House , Falkirk gets five star rating

Callendar House , Falkirk gets five star rating

Callendar House has rece ived a five-star rating from VisitScotland. The 14th century building, set within Callendar Park and opened to the public in 1996 after centuries as a family home with links to Mary Queen of Scots, has achieved the national tourism organisation’s top-quality award. The House dates back to the 14th century. For categories including core experience, catering, hospitality, friendliness, staff efficiency and cleanliness it reached “exceptional” standard following a Quality Assurance visit. Maureen Campbell, Chief Executive of…

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Sam Heughan tweets support for Trump baby blimp

Sam Heughan tweets support for Trump baby blimp

Sam Heughan, the Galloway-born actor and star of one of the most popular historical dramas to be broadcast in recent years Outlander ,  upset some of his many fans by sharing a Scotsman story on the so-called “Trump baby blimp” which was paid for by UK protesters against the US president’s visit this weekend. The giant inflatable was not allowed to fly over Donald Trump’s Turnberry golf course when he visited over the weekend. Yet when Mr Heughan, best known for…

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle meet Outlander’s Caitriona Balfe

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle meet Outlander’s Caitriona Balfe

When Harry met Catriona ….. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle mingled with some important Irish figures during their official visit to Dublin, including President Michael Higgins, Taoiseach (Prime Minister) Leo Varadkar, and even rugby legend Brian O’Driscoll. But the couple got to meet some TV stars too. During a garden party at the British Embassy yesterday, the Duke of Sussex was photographed sharing a laugh with Outlander‘s Caitriona Balfe, who stars as Claire Fraser on Starz’s hit drama. The Irish actress wore a burnt orange short…

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Outlander tour – six film locations

Outlander tour – six film locations

Our private group tours take up to four people to six Outlander film locations – Linlithgow Palace (Wentworth Prison) Castle Leoch (Doune Castle) Blackness Castle (Fort William) Midhope (Lallybroch) Hopetoun House and Culross ( Cranesmuir ) Tours start at 9.30 am .  We also offer bespoke private tours with the option of choosing your own itinerary . Tours start from locations in Edinburgh or Glasgow . Normal pickup point is Edinburgh/ Glasgow city centre , your hotel or the airport . Itinerary…

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