Mary Queen of Scots tour – three locations

£230.00

Mary Queen of Scots tours – three locations

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Mary Queen of Scots tour

Mary Queen of Scots tours – three locations

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

Same day booking – phone before 9 am to book your tour today , subject to availability . 

  1. 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 . 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

2. 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.

3. Blackness Castle

Blackness Castle was a key location in the 2019 Mary Queen of Scots film featuring Oscar Nominee Saoirse Ronan

 

Nine key dates in the life of Mary Queen of Scots

  1. Born 8 December 1542 in Linlithgow Palace.
  2. Crowned Queen of Scots in the Chapel Royal, Stirling Castle, aged just nine months.
  3. Smuggled to France aged five, where she lived until she was 18.
  4. Gave birth to her only child in Edinburgh Castle. He would rise to become James VI of Scotland and James I of England.
  5. Some believe she arranged to have her second husband, Lord Darnley, assassinated.
  6. Married for a third time to Lord Bothwell – some believe he abducted her against her will.
  7. Imprisoned for almost a year in Lochleven Castle in Kinross before managing to escape.
  8. 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.
  9. 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 2019 Mary Queen of Scots film features Oscar Nominee Saoirse Ronan performs the role of the ambitious Mary, and Elizabeth I was  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, 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 tours cost £230 – phone 07305-294773 or book online .

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