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Mary Queen of Scots

VisitScotlandLiamVisitScotlandLiam ✪Member, Administrator, Moderator, VisitScotland Staff
edited February 28 in Arts and Culture
To accompany the freshly released blockbuster Mary Queen of Scots, starring Margot Robbie and Saorsie Ronan, VisitScotland has created a Mary Queen of Scots map, which shows you all of the iconic locations from real life and from the film.

Walk in Mary's — or Saorsie's — footsteps to visit some of these locations in the map here.

Stirling Castle


You could visit the legendary site where Mary was crowned as a child.  At 9 months old, she was crowned following the death of her father James V.  She then stayed at Stirling Castle many times, holding a christening ceremony there for her son James VI.


Blackness Castle


You could visit this movie location, in Blackness by Linlithgow — not far outside of Edinburgh.  The castle served as the film set to portray the Palace of Holyroodhouse, which was Mary's main residence.

Have you ever been to a historic or film site to do with Mary Queen of Scots?  I have!  I've been to her house in Jedburgh that's now turned into a museum, it is absolutely fascinating.
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  • johnmurrayjnrjohnmurrayjnr ✭✭✭ Member ✭✭✭
    Lovely :) 

    My favourite Mary location is Falkland Palace in #Fife. Mary’s passion for sport, and her innate appreciation of the palace as a residence fit for a queen on the move, blended seamlessly to make Falkland a favourite royal retreat. However brief, Mary’s annual summer visits to the palace in the first four years of her reign have left a lasting impression. 

    More poignantly, visitors are offered the chance to explore a royal residence that provided the young queen Mary with a fleeting opportunity to escape the troubles of those early years, and a captivating willow sculpture of this tragic Scottish queen commemorates her importance as one of the many colourful threads in Falkland’s – and Fife’s – royal tapestry.  <3





  • FullStopNextChapterFullStopNextChapter ✭✭✭ VisitScotland Ambassador ✭✭✭
    We loved visiting Lochleven castle last year. Obviously not good memories for Mary, but we enjoyed it. 


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  • johnmurrayjnrjohnmurrayjnr ✭✭✭ Member ✭✭✭
    edited January 21
    @FullStopNextChapter I also went over last year, was great trip. Really hard to imagine the time she spent there. Can't wait to see the film :) 
  • FullStopNextChapterFullStopNextChapter ✭✭✭ VisitScotland Ambassador ✭✭✭
    Totally agree @johnmurrayjnr, especially on such a nice day! 
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