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On the trail of Mary, Queen of Scots

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January — December

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The most famous and interesting Scottish monarch, She became queen of Scotland at only a week old. Her reign was marred by troubled marriages, betrayal, rebellion and murder. Come and explore her history and Story on a private tour

Mary, Queen of Scots is the most famous and interesting Scottish monarch. Born in 1542, the daughter of King James V of Scotland and Mary of Guise, she became queen of Scotland at only a week old and was betrothed to the Dauphin of France and educated at the French Court. Her reign was marred by troubled marriages, betrayal, rebellion and murder.

Mary was a devout Catholic and claimed the English Crown was rightfully hers. She was a great danger to the English Queen Elizabeth I. When Mary fled to England she was confined by Elizabeth and was ultimately hanged for treason 19 years later at Fotheringhay Castle near Peterborough. After a short period at Peterborough Cathedral, her son James VI of Scotland / James I of England exhumed her remains in 1612 and brought them to Westminster Cathedral.On this Mary Queen of Scots tour learn about Mary’s troubled history and visit some of the most famous sights from her live and times in Scotland.

We will tell you the stories and history that make each attraction come to life!

Highlights of the tour

Each tour is different, but typically on the Mary Queen of Scots tour from Edinburgh you will visit these locations:

  • Leith Docks
  • Linlithgow Palace
  • Falkland Palace
  • Holyrood Palace
  • Stirling Castle
  • Craigmillar Castle
  • Lochleven Castle
  • Edinburgh Castle
  • Huntingtower Castle (multi-day tour only)
  • Inchmahome Priory (multi-day tour only)

Lunch recommendations

If you are planning to stop to eat then we can provide you with a recommendation based on our location and your tastes.

Cost and inclusions

Tours are priced for the full vehicle (up to 6 passengers) and include all fuel, tolls / parking charges and the services of your driver guide. We also provide complimentary still & sparkling water.

Collection & drop off

We can collect you and drop you off at any location within Edinburgh including the airport / train station, your accommodation or meeting point.

Entrance Fees

Please note that entrance Fees are not Included be default. We advise to pre book where possible to ensure prompt entry. We can manage these bookings for you.

Contact details

Experienced Tours
6 Old Church Lane
City Of Edinburgh
EH15 3PX
Edinburgh Leith Newhaven Rosyth South Queensferry
Driver guide
Bespoke Private Small Group (1-16)
Castles City Family History

COVID-19 facilities

  • COVID-19 measures in place
  • Contactless payment possible
  • Deep cleaning between visitors
  • Face masks available for visitors
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to visitors & staff
  • Online booking possible
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for visitors


Tour company information

Experienced Tours

We offer bespoke Tours of Scotland for groups of up to 6 guests. With your own driver guide you set the pace and sights. All of our tours are delivered by our experienced guides onboard a premium Mercedes V-Class Minivan. Private touring brings with it many benefits including more sights, easier transfers and a knowledgeable guide who will tell you the stories that make Scotland so unique in her history. From driving through the cobbled closes of Edinburgh's old town, to traversing the narrow lanes in the highlands, trust Experienced Tours to show you the best wee country in the world!

Opening times

Monday - Friday, 09.00 - 21.00
Saturday - Sunday 09.00 - 17.00

Half day tour 09.00 - 13.00 or 13.00 - 17.00
Full day tour 09.00 - 17.00
Evening Tour 18.00 - 21.00

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