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Outlander Themed Sketching and History Tour on Edinburgh's Royal Mile

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Edinburgh Tour Guides and The Edinburgh Sketcher are delighted to offer a unique insight into some of the locations from the Outlander books, and those used as film locations, along the Royal Mile.

Don’t just see the locations, draw them. This is completely suitable for those who have some and even for those who have NO drawing skills. Take some time out of your hectic tour schedule, turn off the phone and really immerse yourself in a few key locations, recording the shapes and nuances of the buildings, just as travellers would have done in times gone past.

Mark, the Edinburgh Sketcher will guide you in sketching techniques, and you will have your very own piece of art to take home at the end of the tour.

In conjunction with Edinburgh Tour Guides, we will bring you the real history of the locations, and of course, share our experience of how it all intermingles with the actual places featured in the Outlander books, and those used as locations for fictional sites.

The tour will take advantage of the long summer evenings and will take approximately 2hrs followed by tea and coffee as we finish our sketches.

We will meet at 6.10pm outside the Serenity Cafe on Jacksons Entry, We will visit Bakehouse Close, The World’s End Pub and Holyrood Palace before returning to the cafe for refreshments.


Featured Locations

Canongate Kirk – Where Colum meets with Claire and Jamie to discuss Bonnie Prince Charlie in private and he also reminisces about Ellen Jamie’s mother.

Whitehorse Inn – The final stop of Claire’s journey from Inverness to Edinburgh to find Jamie.

Bakehouse Close – Filming location in Season 3

Palace of Holyrood House


Who would enjoy this tour?

Any Outlander fan

History lovers

Artists seeking confidence in drawing outdoors

Solo travellers

Anyone looking for a digital detox

Someone who fancies something different from a pub night

Families (10yrs +)


All sketching materials are included in the price of the tour, and no previous experience is needed. Children must be accompanied by an adult.


With thanks to ETAG and Edinburgh World Heritage Trust for their support in developing this tour.


This tour has been developed by Mary's Meanders and Edinburgh Sketcher.

Each tour will have a maximum of 15 attendees and a minimum of 6. Booking will close 24 hours before each event and if less than 6 bookings have been made the tour will be cancelled and refunds given.

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