Geotourist has launched a new Outlander audio guide in association with VisitScotland. The new digital audio tour, which visitors can download from the Geotourist app to their smartphones showcase Scottish filming locations and landmarks from seasons one to four, such as Glen Coe, Doune Castle and Preston Mill, with some doubling as locations in France, the USA and the Caribbean, have all been created in association with the national tourism organisation.
Jenni Steele, Film and Creative Industries Manager at VisitScotland said, “The Outlander Scottish Filming Locations Tour is a fantastic way for viewers to immerse themselves in the TV show and fall in love with Scotland, just as they fell in love with the story of Claire and Jamie. What better way to spend Valentine’s Day than to create your own romantic adventure in these unique settings.
“The impact of film and TV goes far beyond the production spend. With research finding that one in five visitors are inspired to plan a trip to Scotland after seeing it on-screen, the opportunities for the tourism industry are immense.”
The tour opens at Tweeddale Court in Edinburgh before embarking on a 42-point journey tour, which winds its way across Scotland to finish at Drumlanrig Castle in Dumfries and Galloway. Using GPS technology, the app pinpoints where users are and triggers various stories to play automatically as they pass by tour points, however, the tour can also be accessed and enjoyed from anywhere in the world, either through the app or via the website.
Visitors can follow in the footsteps of Outlander’s time-crossed lovers Claire and Jamie, walking through Scotland’s outstanding scenery, behind the scenes of the filming locations and travel through time with the characters by visiting Culross and the Highland Folk Museum (and more).
The tour is free, with listeners able to access further information about each point with integrated web links to the relevant sites, including Historic Environment Scotland and National Trust for Scotland.
For visitors in the actual location, the tour gives them an easy-to-follow Outlander itinerary that may start in the capital but helps them to explore places they may not have otherwise considered.
For those using the app or website internationally, the tour is a fabulous experience which promotes Scotland as a destination and breaks down the invisible barrier from ‘would like to go to ‘booked and packed for Scotland’.
CEO and Geotourist founder, Shaon Talukder, who created the Geotourist concept said, “We are thrilled to welcome VisitScotland on to the Geotourist platform and we’re delighted to partner with them in producing this Outlander Scottish Filming Locations tour. We are proud advocates of using storytelling to help visitors and travellers enrich their experience and this multi-layered tour will do exactly that. Taking Diana Gabaldon’s outstanding story, with love and loyalty at the core, and then overlaying it with Scotland’s world-class landscapes, landmarks and attractions and weaving in Scotland’s history and heritage means that we can capture something very special, but very nuanced and complex, in an easy-to-use, free-to-all audio tour. A perfect companion for your visit to Scotland”.
For more information on the VisitScotland Outlander Filming Locations tour, please visit the website.