Scotland: An Outlander Tour

Scotland: An Outlander Tour

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Overview

Scotland is the most cinematic country in the world, and no-one captures it better on-screen than the hit TV series Outlander. Based on the books of Diana Gabaldon, the show takes you from soaring glens to lonely lochs, medieval castles and ancient monuments. Team this with vibrant cities, jaw-dropping stately homes and some quirky historical sites, and you’ve the formula for an unforgettable road-trip.

Featuring over 80 meticulously researched film locations, Scotland an Outlander Tour includes three self-drive itineraries between Edinburgh, Inverness, Skye and Glasgow, plus 'Detour’ suggestions for those with extra time.

So versatile is Scotland, that it also stands in for Paris and North Carolina. So if you’re after the Palace of Versailles from S2, Aunt Jocasta’s River Run plantation in S4 or Fraser’s Ridge of S5, this is the guide for you. On-screen they might be thousands of miles apart, but on set they can be visited in a day!

Fans thirsty for behind-the-scenes gossip will enjoy the bonus chapter featuring interviews with the location managers who found themselves on set with the stars!

Chapter 1 includes background on Diana Gabaldon, her books and the hit TV series Outlander. It talks about the show’s plot, and what we can expect in season 6.

Chapter 2 outlines the practicalities of the driving tour – the three different routes, some things to bear in mind (such as travel during the Edinburgh Festivals) and how saver passes can cut down on costs. Especially valuable to the reader is the map and 'Scene Spotter’, which is a table of film locations detailing where they were used on-screen.

Chapter 3 is the tour itself, and the main section of the book. Starting in Edinburgh, and travelling anti-clockwise to finish near Glasgow, this describes what to see each day – whether a castle, a walk or a village – and how the locations link to Outlander. The real Scottish history is included too, so the book will still be attractive to non-fans. A 'Detour’ section suggests additional locations for extended tours.

Chapter 4 is a collection of 'behind-the-scenes’ interviews with location managers, describing their experience of hosting the Outlander cast and crew. It also includes a first-hand account of the author’s own Outlander tour with three young children.



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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781916263154
Publisher: TV Traveller
Publication date: 11/02/2020
Edition description: 2nd ed.
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 313,528
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Ali Wood is a British magazine journalist, specializing in travel, entertainment and the outdoors. She lives in the rural county of Dorset (the birthplace of Thomas Hardy) with her husband and three young children. She’s travelled to over 35 countries, and her passion for set-jetting has taken her across Europe, covering everything from Game of Thrones to the Sound of Music. She’s worked as an editor on an entertainment magazine and is a regular contributor to Radio Times, the UK’s biggest-selling quality magazine. Combining the two – popular culture and travel – is the concept behind her new series of TVTraveller guides. Ali’s work has appeared in a number of consumer titles – including Voyage, BBC Countryfile, BBC Wildlife, Country Life and easyJet – as well as many customer magazines. In addition to travel-writing, Ali is a Features Editor on TI Media’s marine portfolio – working on titles such as Yachting Monthly and Practical Boat Owner.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction 7

Chapter 2 Practicalities 17

Chapter 3 The Tour 29

Day 1 Edinburgh and the Royal Mile 29

Day 2 Say hello to the Queen 36

Day 3 The outskirts of Edinburgh 37

Day 4 Grand homes and secret Lallybroch 45

Day 5 Bleak castles and romantic rails 49

Day 6 All the fun of Falkirk 52

Day 7 Stirling and Doune Castle 54

Day 8 Charming Culross 58

Day 9 Castle-hopping in Fife 60

Day 10 Romantic Falkland 62

Day 11 Mohawks and moors 65

Day 12 Cairngorms and wolves 71

Day 13 Ramble across Rothiemurchus 73

Day 14 Chilling Culloden 75

Day 15 Mausoleum mystery and the Loch Ness Monster 80

Day 16 Over the sea to Skye 84

Day 17 Magnificent Glencoe - from Skyfall to Braveheart 85

Day 18 Mighty Ben Nevis 86

Day 19 Loch Katrine and the Trossachs 88

Day 20 Architectural gems of Glasgow 89

Day 21 Four country parks 93

Day 22 Peaceful Dunure 96

Chapter 4 Insider Stories 99

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