Stirling Castle , Mary Queen of Scots tours
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Mary Queen of Scots film day tour - Private Tours Edinburgh

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Our Mary Queen of Scots film day tour features a visit to the key places in the life of Mary Queen of Scots including Linlithgow Palace and Stirling Castle plus a visit to Blackness Castle, a film location .Phone 07305-294773

Mary Queen of Scots film day tours

Our private tour features a visit to the key places in the life of Mary Queen of Scots including Linlithgow Palace and Stirling Castle plus a visit to Blackness Castle, one of the locations used in the film . The new Mary Queen of Scots film features Oscar Nominee Saoirse Ronan in the role of the ambitious Mary, and Elizabeth I is played by Margot Robbie. Phone 07305-294773 or Whatsapp +447305294773 .

Tour locations

  • Linlithgow Palace
  • Stirling Castle
  • Blackness Castle
  • Loch Leven
  • Falkland Palace

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Linlithgow Palace

Linlithgow Palace is where Mary was born in December 1542. Her father was King James V and her mother was Mary Guise.

Next to the Palace is the medieval St Michael’s Parish Church where Mary was baptised . A new bronze statue of Mary has been erected next to the church .

Linlithgow Palace featured as Wentworth Prison in Outlander.

This royal pleasure palace and birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots

Stirling Castle is where Mary was brought to be crowned as an infant.

This was her home until she was 5 years old. The castle features the royal palace , rose gardens and Royal Apartments. In the castle Mary saw the baptism of her son, James VI . Sadly this is also the place where she sees him for the last time.

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Loch Leven

Loch Leven recalls one of the more sombre periods in Mary’s life. Loch Leven Castle is where Mary was imprisoned for nearly a year, suffered a miscarriage and was forced to abdicate in favour of her son James. She made 4 attempts to escape before she succeeded with the help of George Douglas but went on to suffer defeat at The Battle of Langside, and on to imprisonment in England. The tour visits Loch Leven to see the location of Loch Leven Castle on an island . A trip to the castle is not included .

Falkland Palace, the favourite retreat of the Stewarts. Mary is thought to have enjoyed some of her happiest days here, enjoying hunting and hawking and playing tennis on the world’s oldest tennis court. On a more haunting note, it is here that her father James V was said to utter the prophecy of The Stewart Dynasty “It cam’ wi’ a lass and it’ll gang wi’ a lass” and you can also see a copy of her death mask.

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Blackness Castle

Blackness Castle was used as a location in number of scenes in the film. The castle tower features in a few scenes .

Nine key dates in the life of Mary Queen of Scots
  • Born 8 December 1542 in Linlithgow Palace.
  • Crowned Queen of Scots in the Chapel Royal, Stirling Castle, aged just nine months.
  • Smuggled to France aged five, where she lived until she was 18.
  • Gave birth to her only child in Edinburgh Castle. He would rise to become James VI of Scotland and I of England.
  • Some believe she arranged to have her second husband, Lord Darnley, assassinated.
  • Married for a third time to Lord Bothwell – some believe he abducted her against her will.
  • Imprisoned for almost a year in Lochleven Castle in Kinross before managing to escape.
  • Last hours in Scotland were spent in Dundrennan Abbey in Dumfries & Galloway before journeying to England to seek protection from her cousin, Queen Elizabeth I.
  • Confined in England for 18 years before Elizabeth sanctioned her death warrant and she was beheaded. She died 8 February 1587 in Fotheringhay Castle.
  • The new Mary Queen of Scots film is on release and features Oscar Nominee Saoirse Ronan in the role of the ambitious Mary, whose attempts to reclaim the throne of Scotland incurs the wrath of the virgin queen, Elizabeth I, played by Margot Robbie. Former Dr Who David Tennant also features in the film as John Knox . Much of the filming for the £180 million project has taken place in Edinburgh, 20 miles from the queen’s birthplace in Linlithgow, with scenes also shot in Glencoe, Buachaille Etive Mor , Blackness Castle , Oxford and Derbyshire. The film also features a digital recreation of Linlithgow Palace ,  birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots.

    Mary Queen of Scots film day tours . Tour price from £255 . Phone 07305-294773 or book check availability for this tour online .

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    Private Tours Edinburgh offers professional tours of Scotland with an expert guide on hand to give advice & information . Outlander tours to Lallybroch ( Midhope Castle ), Castle Leoch (Doune Castle) and other locations . Game of Thrones tour to Doune Castle. Four castles tour including Stirling Castle is five star rated .Tour the amazing scenery of Glencoe and the Highlands. Whisky and castles tour .Shore excursions.Private Tours Edinburgh also offers distillery tours.Phone /text +447305-294773 / Whatsapp +447305294773 for more details of special offers .

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