Mary Queen of Scots Tour
A most problematical Queen.
From her childhood to her execution, Mary was mired in dynastic politics.
Her reign was brief and highly controversial.
This tour explores her troublesome reign.
Day 1. The day is spent in Edinburgh Old Town, a World Heritage site. This will give you an idea of what
the city was like at the time of her reign. We visit her rooms in Holyrood Palace, her main residence, and
then we walk up the Royal Mile stopping at St Giles, The National Museum and Edinburgh castle.
Day 2. Takes us to the Border region and across a landscape little changed since the sixteenth century.
We drive to Jedburgh and visit the Mary Queen of Scots house and the nearby ruined abbey. Then to
Traquair House on the banks of the river Tweed, where she stayed and hunted, and finally to Craigmillar
castle, where it is said she agreed to her husband’s murder.
important Royal seat. It was here that she had spent her early childhood before
going overseas to live in the French Royal court.
Then on to Falkland Palace, her favourite residence in Scotland.
Our final destination includes a short boat trip to Loch Leven castle,
where she was held prisoner for eighteen months.
Here she was forced to abdicate. One final effort to regain her crown was lost at the battle of Langside.
She fled over the border to England where she spent the next 18 years in captivity..
In 1587 she was executed for treason.
This 3 day tour is priced at £400 per day.