Edinburgh: The Mary Queen of Scots Guided Walking Tour

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Delve into the fascinating and complex life of Mary Queen of Scots on a guided walking tour. Relive the events that shaped her reign while visiting sites, such as Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood Palace.


  • Immerse yourself in another world with engaging storytelling from your guide
  • Explore the sights at a relaxed pace to truly appreciate the history around you
  • Learn more about who Mary Stuart really was and how society shaped her
  • Discover the figures who played a vital role in the story of the Queen of Scots
  • Visit highlights, including Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace, and Mercat Cross


Walk into the footsteps of the iconic Mary Queen of Scots on a guided walking tour in Edinburgh and discover the dramatic events that shook the city during her short and turbulent reign. Go from Holyrood Palace, where she lived, to Edinburgh Castle, where she gave birth to her son James VI of Scotland and I of England. Along the way, hear what happened to her during her six-year reign and find out what kind of woman she was. Enjoy an easy-going pace designed for the comfort of all travellers. Stop at various city highlights, including the John Knox House, Mercat Cross, and the impressive St. Giles Cathedral. Then, finish up your tour on the castle esplanade.


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Important Information

  • This tour can accommodate people with learning difficulties and other mental health requirements This tour takes place on an incline. However, there are many stops and opportunities to rest This tour goes at a relaxed pace This tour is pet-friendly

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