Join our local expert on a tour of the historic Royal Burgh of Linlithgow, as we meander in the footsteps of Mary Queen of Scots. Ideal for visitors and locals alike, you will discover hidden gems and hear all about ancient traditions that are still celebrated today. The tour lasts around 90 mins. and can be adapted for special interest groups.
Linlithgow Palace and Peel – the pleasure palace of the Stewarts and the birthplace of Mary, Queen of Scots. ( we do not go inside The Palace on this tour and would recommend you allow some extra time to go back and do this. Entry fees apply). Now also an Outlander filming location (the entrance and corridors of Wentworth Prison)
St. Michael’s Church (generally external only, but allow some time to go inside after the tour) – one of the largest Parish Churches in Scotland, St. Michael’s has an amazing story and is still a vibrant working Church today. We’ll tell you fascinating tales from history through to the modern spire now adorning the steeple. Did you know Mary Queen of Scots was baptised here?
Wells, Wynds and Historic Buildings – from 16th century to Victorian times, the changing face of the High Street and the people who lived there; including an eminent scientist and an assassination.
Ancient Myths and Traditions – Who or what is The Black Bitch? What is Linlithgow Marches?
Linlithgow Cross – the heart of the Royal Burgh, with the perfectly restored traditional 17th century Burgh Halls and historic well.
Mary Queen of Scots Tours – join us to explore the world of Mary and visit the locations where the dramatic events in her life took place. We can create a tour to suit your time frame and budget. Contact us for more information.
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Group bookings available on request.
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