Scottish hotel offers guests historic Highlands tour


Modern mansion house, Kingsmills Hotel has announced a new partnership with WOW Scotland Tours, offering guests the chance to get an exclusive look into the world featured in the popular Outlander series.

The four-star luxury hotel in Inverness is taking advantage of its historic location, which has been the inspiration for the Outlander books written by Diana Gabaldon, by teaming up with WOW Scotland to provide a special outing for fans of the series.

The tour takes guests through some of the inspirational places that have featured in the books, including sights associated with the Fraser and Mackenzie Clans.

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Outlander’s author, Diana Gabaldon, published her first book in 1991 and now, eight books, 26 million copies and one series later, fans eagerly await the second series to unfold on the small screen.

On the back on this success, Kingmills Hotel hopes the new Outlander-inspired package will encourage more international visitors to book up.

Director of sales at Kingsmills Hotel, Joyce Arbuckle said: “We are delighted to be partnered with WOW Scotland Tours – Gordon’s knowledge of Outlander is outstanding.

“We really wanted something extra special to excite our guests given we have a lot of international visitors from America, Germany and further afield.

The tour takes guests through some of the most breath-taking scenery in Scotland so it’s a great adventure – regardless of whether you’re an Outlander fan or not!”

Gordon Pearson, owner of WOW Scotland Tours said: “Our Outlander-inspired tour lets visitors experience fascinating historical sites linked to the Fraser and Mackenzie clans, and the Jacobite period. These sites include Culloden Battlefield, Clava Cairns, Castle Leoch and Beauly Priory, as well as a few hidden highlights, including an up-close-and-personal visit to the crypt of Jamie Fraser’s real-life grandfather. For those who are not such avid Outlander fans, the tour provides a great introduction to the Highlands, with its breathtakingly romantic scenery and captivating history.”