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Mary Queen of Scots

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January — December

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A day tour exploring the historic landscape of central Scotland where Mary Stuart lived out a tumultuous. controversial reign as Queen of Scots. Was her life a study in failure? Or was she the unluckiest ruler in British history?

“Mary’s story is one of murder, sex, religion, pathos and unsuitable lovers “ said Lady Antonia Fraser, Biographer. Never a truer word was said.

The itinerary is flexible.

Among the landmarks will be

  • Linlithgow Palace - Mary’s Birthplace .
  • Stirling Castle - Site of her coronation as a baby and where she spent her early years.
  • Falkland Palace - A favourite country retreat to hunt, practice archery and play tennis.
  • Inchmahome Priory ,Lake of Menteith - Safe sanctuary on an inland island in times of danger and unrest.
  • Dumbarton Castle - An impressive stronghold atop a volcanic plug where Mary spent six uncomfortable months before she set sail for France . She was not to return to Scotland for 12 years.

On the tour refreshments will be provided and lunch will be taken at an atmospheric restaurant.

COVID-19 information

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Bucket List Scotland

Customised Tours of Scotland with a professional private tour guide. What’s on your Scottish bucket list? All matters Caledonia covered with experts well versed in our history, geography and culture. Good fun guaranteed at no extra charge. Let us create the dream itinerary and accompany you on your Scottish adventure.

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