Mary, Queen of Scots is the most famous, intriguing and studied of all the Scottish monarchs. She was born in 1592 and her short life was marred by love betrayal and murder.
Follow this trail around some of Scotland's finest castles and ruins, to discover where Mary lived, hid and died. Spanning several regions across Scotland, this itinerary will let you explore a wide range of attractions and things to see and do that were linked to her fascinating life.
The trail takes in Stirling Castle, Callander House, Linlithgow Palace, Falkland Palace, Edinburgh Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse to name but a few. There are 20 locations all across Scotland.
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EH49 7AL and sites across Scotland
In Linlithgow off the M9, Postcode EH49 7AL
There are regular train services to Linlithgow from Edinburgh and Glasgow. Walk 2 minutes to Linlithgow High Street, near Station Road; progress westwards to the Palace.
With this fantastic site, you can find out all you want to know about the booming shale industry within the small mining town of Addiewell.
Step into a largely intact medieval castle whose defences once guarded the Firth of Forth. An impressive venue used as infamous Fort William in Outlander.
Stand on a once sacred hilltop where people first held rituals and raised monuments 6000 years ago. Open in Summer only.