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Mary, Queen of Scots Trail

This trail takes in 20 attractions all over Scotland connected to Mary, Queen of Scots, the most famous and intriguing member of the Scottish monarchs.

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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.

Find out more about Mary, Queen of Scots with a free downloadable guide.



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.

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