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Edinburgh: Mary, Queen of Scots Private Day Tour

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On this day tour of Edinburgh see where Queen Mary I was born and spent her free time while living here. Visit filming locations for the biopic film of Mary Queen of Scots and get to know the city through the lens of the great queen.


  • Meander through Edinburgh's Old Town
  • Walk down the charming, yet vibrant Royal Mile
  • Get stunning views of Edinburgh Castle
  • Visit Linlithgow Palace, birthplace to Mary, Queen of Scots
  • See Blackness Castle, the filming location of the biopic movie


Begin your tour with a visit to Mary's birthplace, Linlithgow Palace. Head to Holyrood Palace to see where Mary lived and used to hunt and ride in the adjacent park. See the extinct volcano, Arthur’s Seat, and enjoy some of the most breathtaking views the city has to offer. Afterwards, head to John Knox's House where John Knox planned and schemed to overthrow the queen. Notice that just underneath the house was where Mary’s favourite jeweller lived. Visit another location of tumultuous history where the queen's husband, Lord Darnley was murdered, now the New College if Edinburgh. Depending on the time of year, visit Falkland Palace to see where Mary used to play tennis. Go to Craigmillar Castle, where the queen was housed when she was unwell and may have plotted to have her husband murdered. Visit Blackness Castle and learn how it was used as a filming location. During your tour, take the opportunity to have lunch at a pub that dates back to 1316.


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