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15th February 2019

Mary Queen of Scots: Historic Holiday Destinations

Explore Scotland’s history by following in the steps of Mary Queen of Scots! EasyWays can create a completely unique walking holiday experience for you. Spend time and enjoy Scotland’s most loved historic holiday destinations!

One feature of the recent film release of Mary Queen of Scots is the beauty of Scotland’s countryside. The EasyWays team can help you find out more about those locations and Scottish heritage with a walking holiday!

Historic Holiday Destinations – Following the Steps of Mary Queen of Scots

If you add a trip to Edinburgh at the end of one of our walking holidays, like the West Highland Way for example, you’ll be able to experience many of the sites where Mary Stuart spent time.

linlithgow palace

Linlithgow Palace is a must visit site if you’re interested in Scottish history.

Linlithgow Palace

One of the most notable historic holiday destinations featured in Mary Queen of Scots is Linlithgow Palace. Mary Queen of Scots was born here on the 8th December 1542 and then was sent to France; the castle is said to date back to 1424. Here you can explore the amazing ruins of the palace and gain an insight into the lives of Scottish royalty. Only 15 miles west of Edinburgh and located near another historic town, Stirling, Linlithgow Palace is very easy to reach by train. While you are there, don’t forget to pop 5 miles along the road to visit us in our Polmont Office!

Palace of Holyroodhouse

If you want to learn more about Mary, you should definitely make time for a trip to the Palace of Holyroodhouse. It was here that Mary was based for 5 years after returning from France. Mary’s room in the Palace is often referred to as the “most famous room in Scotland,” and the Palace is now Queen Elizabeth II’s official residence when visiting Scotland. Located at the bottom of the Royal Mile, it’s one of the most famous and respected sites of Scottish history.

Blackness Castle

Lastly, we recommend a trip to Blackness Castle! Located on the Firth of Forth, Blackness Castle was actually used in the recently released film to portray the Palace of Holyroodhouse. Also, similar to the locations mentioned in our last post, Blackness Castle is featured in the first series of Outlander! A very popular attraction because of its location, the castle is definitely one of the must-see historic holiday destinations featured in the film.

If you’re a fan of Scottish history and would like to experience the sites mentioned, the EasyWays team can help. Add some days to the end or beginning of a walking holiday and we’ll make sure you have the best time possible!

Trust EasyWays to help you make the most of any holiday in Scotland.