This private tour visits the home of golf , St Andrews and Fife . Tours start at 10 am .
Your journey to Fife takes you over the new Queensferry Crossing with views of the Forth Road Bridge , built in 1964 and the Forth Bridge, a cantilever railway bridge built in the 19th century and UNESCO World Heritage site.
World heritage status is given to sites of “outstanding universal value” with the aim of protecting them for future generations. The distinctive red bridge has carried trains over the Forth since 1890. The award puts it alongside the Pyramids of Egypt, the great Wall of China and the Sydney Opera House in terms of cultural significance.
The bridge, which spans the Firth of Forth between South Queensferry on the outskirts of Edinburgh and North Queensferry in Fife, was opened in 1890 after eight years of construction. Scots call the bridge the eighth wonder of the world .
The Kingdom of Fife posed as the north of France in Season One when Aberdour – possibly Scotland’s oldest standing castle, was depicted as The Abbey of Ste. Anne de Beaupré.
The fictional Benedictine monastery is where Jamie Fraser was taken to recover from his ordeal at Wentworth Prison. Happily, one of his six uncles was an abbot there.
The Old Kitchen and Long Gallery at Aberdour, in the village of Easter Aberdour, feature in the show.
The original hall house of Aberdour was built around 1200 by Alan de Mortimer with the castle largely the creation of the Douglas Earls of Morton, who held Aberdour from the 14th century.
This village on the Fife coast has a beautiful harbour for leisure and fishing boats .
St Andrews is the home of golf on the coast of Fife . You will be able to see the world famous Old Course and club house . St Andrews is a medieval coastal town with the oldest university in the world with an ancient castle .
The final stop is at Falkland, a location used in the TV series Outlander . The Bruce Fountain in the town square is where Jamie looks up at Claire in her hotel , watched by Frank . Falkland was transformed into Inverness for Outlander .
– private tour for two passengers £180
– private tour for three passengers £200
– private tour for three passengers £220
Phone 07305-294773 for bookings and enquiries or contact us online .
Taxis from Edinburgh Airport
Taxi from Edinburgh to St Andrews costs £85 . Freephone 0800-6190575 for bookings.
A taxi from Edinburgh to Glasgow Airport costs £85 daytime. Phone 07576-127097 for bookings or contact us online.
Private tours Edinburgh – Outlander tours , castle tours and tours of the Highlands . Phone 07305-294773 for more details.