SASSENACH

SASSENACH 1 Day Tour 9 Hours £150.00 pp (Includes lunch and entry into all locations)

GEORGE SQUARE, GLASGOW. Print View Itinerary


Named after the mad King, George III, although you would expect to see him atop the large Doric column in the centre of the square, you have in fact the very first monument to Sir Walter Scott, by Alexander Handyside Ritchie. This square formed part of the grid system we see today not only in Glasgow, but, in Edinburgh and of course all over the new world of the United States and Canada.

As we can see the most notable part of The Square is in fact, The City Chambers, completed in 1888 flanked by the old Post Office building and the railway/Millennium hotel and facing it, what was formerly, The Royal Bank Of Scotland. We should not forget the Cenotaph, situated directly in front of the City Chambers and looking into the Square, erected by Earl Haig Fund, in 1922, to remember the Glaswegians who fell in the First World War.

Now how do we see this as part of our journey? No, not World War Z, although The Square was adapted to look like Philadelphia for the movie, we are of course interested in Outlander...

People disappear all the time....the very opening of the Outlander and a very apt opening for our journey...with the exception, that we will bring you home with the memory of an experience that cannot be seen or felt anywhere else...You will be taken by cast members who have an inside knowledge of the show and that will be shared with you...with many other secrets and surprises along the way.

An experience that will last and live with you forever...

You may be aware The Square, or at least the rear of it on John Street, Season 1, Episode 7, was the setting for one of the many love scenes in the series where we had the proposal from Frank to Claire, which she lovingly accepted.

On a slightly funnier note, this is where fines are paid to the city by the poor unfortunates that find themselves at the mercy of traffic wardens and the like...

And now onto our first stop...

CASTLE LEOCH...

Castle Leoch, Season 1, Episode 2 (and a few others as well) a thirteenth century castle, which not only featured in Monty Python's, Holy Grail, with a very rude Frenchman standing atop its towers passing wind in the direction of the knight who was unfortunate enough to be at its base, but in our show plays home to the MacKenzie Clan in the 18th Century and in the 20th century, to a visit by Frank and Claire.Castle Leoch

The scene is set and we get our first look at what Claire is about to see when she falls through the stones.

THROUGH A GLASS DARKLY...

We are in France...Season 2 episode 1, and we are in the company of Jamie's cousin..His place of business is where we will find ourselves tasting a wee dram from the past to help keep our 'spirits' flowing throughout the day...

 

 

THE KAILYARD  - Dine the signature restaurant, the Kailyard by Nick Nairn, and enjoy stunningly classic Scottish cuisine created by one of Scotland's finest chefs. Relax in a welcoming setting where traditional elegance blends with contemporary style and scenic views.

NOT IN SCOTLAND ANYMORE

Still in France. We are surrounded by beautifully manicured gardens, filled with sculpted foliage and statues from history.

“Have you never seen two men practice the sword?”

What a wonderful place, if not the done thing in France, to practice the sword...

Once out of here and weather permitting I suggest that a trip along the small country road to Craggan farm and the battle of Prestonpans camp site and a wee trip along to the season 3 spoiler...

THE WITCH TRIAL (The Devils Mark)

The witch trials of Claire and Geillis...Season 1, Episode 11 and both friends have now found themselves being accused of witchcraft. Poor Geillis has the mark of the devil on her shoulder...Is she the only one??? A perfect setting for a perfect episode....
This is the end of tour 1 now back to Glasgow George Square...


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