Alison Weir Tours comes to iconic Outlander building

Photo credit: Outlander/Starz Image acquired via Starz Media Room
Photo credit: Outlander/Starz Image acquired via Starz Media Room /

Historian Alison Weir shared small details of an upcoming one-off tour in Scotland, with an iconic Outlander location as the photo.

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Fans who love Outlander and real British history would have been excited when opening Facebook on Feb. 1. Historian Alison Weir shared the upcoming tour dates for Caledonia: The Splendors of Scotland tour. The main photo certainly caught Outlander fans eyes, as it was of one of the most iconic locations used for filming.

Part of Weir’s tour looks like it will include Midhope Castle. The 16th century building was used as Lallybroch, the home of the Frasers. Outlander fans will get the chance to learn the history of the real location, which is actually on the outskirts of Edinburgh in Abercorn hamlet on the Hopetoun estate. Once owned by Alexander Drummond of Midhope, the building has remained in derelict for a number of years. However, the painted ceiling is protected by Historic Scotland.

Full details of Weir’s tour haven’t been released yet. They will be shared from Feb. 9 to all those who have requested them. The tour will run from May 17-26, 2019 and all tickets will be sold on a first-come-first-served basis.

Caledonia: The Splendours of Scotland will be AWT's tour for 2019 and will run once, from 17th to 26th May inclusive. On…

Posted by Alison Weir on Thursday, February 1, 2018

Alison Weir is a credited historian, usually focusing on the Wars of the Roses and Tudor periods, although she has done Mary, Queen of Scots tours in the past. Many of her tours don’t just include talks about the people in history, but includes dinners with all the guests and stays at some of the most beautiful locations in and around the area.

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Will you keep an eye out on the upcoming tour details? Will this become part of your Scotland tour in 2019? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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