Have you visited these iconic locations?

Seacliff Beach, North Berwick, East Lothian
The beach is the backdrop to Mary’s return to Scotland in August 1561. The film shows the Queen and her ladies-in-waiting standing on a rocky shore, looking out to sea, speaking to one another in French.

Linlithgow Palace, Linlithgow, West Lothian
These historic ruins, once a royal “pleasure palace”, are the birthplace of Mary Stuart. The site was first occupied in Roman times and there has been a royal residence here since at least the reign of David I (1124–53).

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Hermitage Castle, Roxburghshire
Mary was en-route to Jedburgh when word reached her that Bothwell had been wounded. She rode 25 miles to visit him on his sickbed at Hermitage. Her enemies later portrayed this as evidence of an affair, but Mary was accompanied at all times.

Strathdon, Aberdeenshire
Key scenes in the film were filmed here. Lying in Upper Donside, around 45 miles west of Aberdeen, Strathdon is an area steeped in history, with buildings including Corgarff Castle (photograph: VisitScotland) Inchmahome Priory, Inchmahome island, Stirling After a ghastly massacre at Pinkie, near Edinburgh – known as the Wars of the Rough Wooing – four-year-old Mary was sent into hiding at this island priory in the Lake of Menteith, where she spent three weeks.