Mary Queen of Scots tours

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Linlithgow Palace, Scotland , birthplace of Mary

Mary Queen of Scots tours from Private tours Edinburgh

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.

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

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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.

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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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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.


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    Private Tours Edinburgh offers custom tours of Scotland with a professional guide on hand to give advice & information . Tours of the Kelpies and Stirling Castle . Our four castles tours of Scotland including Stirling are five star rated . Outlander & Blood of my Blood tours to Lallybroch ( Midhope Castle ), Castle Leoch (Doune Castle) and other locations . Game of Thrones & Outlander tours. Tour the amazing scenery of Glencoe and the Highlands. Custom tours of Scotland .Shore excursions. Five star reviews . .Whatsapp +447305294773 for more details of special offers

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