Beta site: we’re developing a new website to help make your trip to Scotland even better. Get a sneak peek of our new website.

Mary Queen of Scots tours
Linlithgow Palace, Scotland , birthplace of Mary © Private tours Edinburgh, Scotland

Mary Queen of Scots tours from Private tours Edinburgh

Price on Request

Departure days

  • M
  • T
  • W
  • T
  • F
  • S
  • S

January — December

Book now

Our private Mary Queen of Scots tour features a visit to the key places in the life of Mary Queen of Scots, visiting her birthplace Linlithgow Palace , Stirling Castle , Loch Leven and Falkland Palace. Tour price is £300

Looking for things to do in Edinburgh ? How about taking a tour from Edinburgh of the amazing Mary Queen of Scots film locations in Scotland ?

Our tour features a visit to the key places in the life of Mary Queen of Scots including her birthplace Linlithgow Palace , Stirling Castle , Loch Leven and Falkland Palace . The 2019 Mary Queen of Scots film featured Oscar Nominee Saoirse Ronan as Mary, whose attempts to reclaim the throne of Scotland incurs the wrath of the queen, Elizabeth I, played by Margot Robbie.

Whatsapp +447305294773

  • Linlithgow Palace
  • Stirling Castle
  • Loch Leven
  • Falkland Palace
  • Private tours Edinburgh

For the latest information about availability and best prices please contact David at Private Tours Edinburgh by phone / WhatsApp on +447305294773 or contact us online .

Book your day trips from Edinburgh .

Your tour guide is David , an experienced tour guide and travel photographer. Your photo guide will offer assistance as required with taking pictures. Bring your DSLR or iPhone for some amazing pictures of the stunning scenery .

To avoid booking fees you can make a booking by phone / WhatsApp on +447305294773 or contact us online . 

Check out our brand new range of Scottish travel mugs

Linlithgow Palace

Linlithgow Palace is where Mary was born in 1542.

Next to the Palace is the medieval St Michael’s Parish Church where Mary was baptised . Mary was then taken up to Stirling Castle to live until she was five years old . A new bronze statue of Mary has been erected next to the palace .

Linlithgow Palace featured as Wentworth Prison in Outlander.

Check tour availability now

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 saw him for the last time.

Loch Leven

Loch Leven recalls one of the darker 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 eventually escaped with the help of the boatman George Douglas but went on to suffer defeat at The Battle of Langside, and on to imprisonment in England.

Whatsapp +447305294773 .

Check tour availability now

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.

Check tour availability now


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 latest Mary Queen of Scots film features Oscar Nominee Saoirse Ronan who performs 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 , Mary's sworn enemy . The film had a budget of £180 million , making it the most expensive film ever made in Scotland . Filmin took place in Edinburgh, 20 miles from the queen's birthplace in Linlithgow, with scenes also shot in Glencoe, Blackness Castle , Oxford and Derbyshire. The film also features a digital recreation of Linlithgow Palace ,  birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots.

    Whatsapp +447305294773 .


    Lunch and entrance fees


    Mary Queen of Scots tours – phone +447305-294773 or book  online .

    Book tours of Scotland on +44-7305-294773

    Scotland has an amazing history of artists from JoLoMO to Jack Vettriano , of Singing Butler fame .

    COVID-19 information

    This business has confirmed that they have implemented, and will ensure ongoing compliance with, the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) Safe Travels protocols. The Safe Travels stamp is based on self-assessment and it is not a certification.

    Contact details

    Private tours Edinburgh Scotland
    Princes Street
    EH2 2ER
    Edinburgh - City Centre Edinburgh Airport
    Driver guide
    Bespoke Private Small Group (1-16)
    Ancestry Castles Film and TV History Literature


    Tour company information

    Private tours Edinburgh Scotland

    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 / Whatsapp +447305294773 for more details of special offers and availability

    Opening times

    9 am to 5 pm Monday to Saturday
    Text customer services 24/7 on +44-7305-294773 / Whatsapp +447305-294773

    Social Channels