Scotland’s ‘Best Five Star Hotel’ launches luxury Outlander themed package

Visit Outlander’s key Scottish film locations and enjoy an exclusive Outlander-inspired gift box

To celebrate the release of the Outlander season three DVD, five-star Edinburgh hotel The Chester Residence has launched an exclusive Outlander-inspired package, offering guests a choice of either a private or self-guided tour around Outlander film locations throughout Edinburgh and central Scotland. In addition, the package includes a luxury gift box full of Outlander related goodies.

The exclusive guided tour package features a one-day private driving tour of five filming locations with an expert guide. Guests can choose from one of three tours; the West Lothian tour which includes visits to Midhope Castle (Jamie Fraser’s family home) and Linlithgow Palace (Wentworth Prison), the Stirlingshire and Perthshire tour which includes visits to Doune Castle (Castle Leoch) and Callendar House (Duke of Sandringham’s house), and the Fife tour which includes visits to Aberdour Castle (Sainte Anne de Beaupre's Monastery) and Falkland (1940s Inverness).

Also included in the package is a luxury Outlander-inspired gift box which will be awaiting guests on arrival. The box includes a detailed map and guide from Visit Scotland on the Outlander filming locations, an itinerary for a self-guided Outlander tour in Edinburgh, a book of illustrations of the Scottish Outlander filming locations, a Jacobite inspired welcome drink on arrival and a voucher for an exclusive, private show round* at Edinburgh Outlander retailer The Knight’s Vault where guests will be able to get their hands’ on a replica of Jamie Fraser’s sword and dirk. This one-off opportunity lets guests see and hear about weaponry how it was made and used throughout Scottish history, in particular during the Jacobite period.

Guests who prefer to go it alone and do the self-guided Edinburgh tour will also enjoy the box of Outlander goodies. This option provides guests with an Edinburgh based list of recommendations of local Outlander film locations. The team at The Chester Residence are also on hand to recommend those locations within a short drive from the city centre such as Blackness Castle and Hopetoun House which featured in series one and two.

The Chester Residence, named ‘Best Five Star Hotel in Scotland’ in the awards 2017, is an exclusive collection of 23 five-star Georgian townhouse apartments in Edinburgh. Each apartment features the latest technology, designer furnishings and amenities. Since opening in 2006, The Chester Residence has been awarded 25 accolades.

Megan Milliken, operations manager of The Chester Residence, says: “Due to guest demand, we’ve developed this luxury package to bring something extra special for Outlander fans.

“With so many beautiful historical sights and castles right on our doorstep, we’re encouraging guests to go out and explore Scotland while learning everything they need to know from our expert Outlander guide!”

Prices start at £180 per night based on a deluxe one or two bedroom apartment, including the self-guided tour itinerary and Outlander-inspired gift box. The private, guided tour is bookable separately and in advance, and is available for a maximum of 4 people.

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*Private show round at The Knight’s Vault must be pre-booked. The Knight’s Vault is Scotland’s leading licensed sword seller and is the UK’s only Outlander sword retailer. Home to the biggest commercial armoury display in the UK, The Knight’s Vault is located in Edinburgh’s Grassmarket and offers a range of weapons inspired by popular TV shows and films including Game of Thrones and Lord of the Rings.