Edinburgh boasts not only modern festivals and a vibrant culture but ancient wonders and breathtaking history. Mary Queen of Scots has been an iconic figure in Scottish history for centuries and now you can get to know her like never before. Discover the many sites across Scotland where Mary visited and even stayed; or follow in her footsteps at Palace of Holyroodhouse where you can view her bedchamber as well as the stunning rooms that have hosted Royalty throughout the decades.
What’s more, Edinburgh is also playing host to a unique collection of paintings, jewellery, textiles, furniture, drawings, maps and documents at the National Museum of Scotland until 17th November. Visit the fascinating exhibition today for an insight into the myth and reality that surround one of the most enigmatic and romanticised figures in Scottish history.
The exhibition might close in November 2013, but Mary’s remarkable story lives on. All year round many of the exhibits may be viewed in permanent collections, including those at the National Museum of Scotland, the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the haunting castles, stately homes and abbeys where her gripping drama unfolded can be experienced – many looked after by Historic Scotland. As Mary Queen of Scots wrote, ‘In my end is my beginning.’