Mary Queen of Scots Historic Sites

If you're wondering ’where did Mary Queen of Scots live?’ Or you want to find our more about the places that Mary Queen of Scots spent her life then Historvius can help you follow in the footsteps of this iconic Scottish Queen.

Visit the places that Mary Queen of Scots called home, those that became her prison as well as other historic sites that relate to the life of  Mary.

To find out more about these Mary Queen of Scots sites, you can explore our interactive map above or navigate further by using the links below. Once you’ve selected those you wish to visit you can use our itinerary planner tool to plan your trip and then print off a free pocket guidebook. This indispensible holiday guide will help you make the most of your time discovering Mary Queen of Scots sites.

Our database of historic places is growing all the time, but we may not cover them all. Remember, if you know of other historic places relating to Mary Queen of Scots, you can always add them to Historvius now by visiting our upload page.

Mary Queen of Scots: Site Index

Chatsworth House

Chatsworth House is an English country estate that once served as the prison of Mary Queen of Scots.

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Craigmillar Castle

Craigmillar Castle once played host to Mary Queen of Scots when she was recovering from an illness.

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Dumbarton Castle

It was at Dumbarton Castle that a young Mary Queen of Scots once sought refuge before travelling to France.

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Edinburgh Castle

Mary Queen of Scots gave birth to her son James - future king of England and Scotland - at Edinburgh Castle in 1566.

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Falkland Palace

Falkland Palace was the country retreat and hunting lodge of the royal Stuart dynasty and a favourite home of Mary Queen of Scots.

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Fotheringhay Castle

Fortheringhay Castle was the birthplace of Richard III and site of execution of Mary Queen of Scots

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Holyroodhouse Palace

Holyroodhouse Palace is the Scottish royal residence famed as having been home to Mary Queen of Scots.

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Inchmahome Priory

Inchmahome Priory was a medieval monastery which once sheltered a young Mary Queen of Scots.

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Linlithgow Palace

Linlithgow Palace was the birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots and host to most of the Stuart kings.

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Lochleven Castle

Lochleven Castle was a medieval stronghold most renowned for being the prison of Mary Queen of Scots.

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Sheffield Manor Lodge

Once a prominent Tudor country estate and one-time prison of Mary Queen of Scots, the remains of Sheffield Manor Lodge include the well-preserved Tudor Turret House.

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Stirling Castle

Stirling Castle is an iconic royal palace which was the location of the coronation of Mary Queen of Scots in 1543.

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Tutbury Castle

Tutbury Castle is an imposing medieval site in Staffordshire which had one very famous prisoner, Mary Queen of Scots.