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Small-Group Mary Queen of Scots Walking Tour

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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70 to 80 minutesMobile & paper tickets accepted

On your tour we will explore a UNESCO World Heritage status kirkyard.

We visit the resting places of one of the most famous people in the world, Adam Smith AND the secret lover of Mary Queen of Scots and his brutal murder.

You will later see the home he shared with his mother, Panmure House.

We then talk of the most famous two-faced celebrity in Edinburgh society and the site of his final crime, here in Canongate.

We will also stop outside the Scottish Parliament, a modernist structure which contrasts sharply with the many historical buildings in Canongate.

Here our elected representatives decide upon the the future of Scotland.

Your tour completes with a majestic view of Edinburgh's former main volcano, Arthurs Seat. Learn of its formation and the true story of how Arthurs Seat got its name.

We stop outside the Royal palace of Holyroodhouse. Holyroodhouse is also where Mary Queen of Scots lived with her second husband Lord Darnley. Whatever happened to him I wonder.....

What's Included

  • Fully guided English speaking walking tour
  • Entry to Canongate Graveyard (we say Kirkyard in Scotland)
  • Facemasks and hand sanitizer
  • Snacks
  • Soda/Pop
  • Entry to Holyroodhouse, Gardens and Abbey
  • Entry to the Queen's Gallery
  • Entry to the Scottish Parliament
  • Entry/Admission - John Knox House Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Panmure House
  • Entry/Admission - Holyrood Abbey

What To Expect

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: John Knox House Museum, 43-45 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1SR Scotland

We meet in front of the old water well, outside the main entrance to
John Knox House.

I will be wearing tartan trousers and waving the Lion Rampant, a yellow flag with a red lion on it. I will also have a blue name badge on my chest.

Marvel at the exterior of this 1500s builiing, whilst learning of it's connection with Mary Queen of Scots, it's former owner James

The Location

Where To Go

John Knox House, Scottish Storytelling Centre, High St, Edinburgh EH1 1SR, UK

Departure time

2:00 PM


Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Return details

Arthur's Seat, Edinburgh EH16 5HX, UK


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Written Reviews (9)

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Whilst Fraser is a true...

I2385YRandrewh | Sep 2021

Whilst Fraser is a true Scot he went out of his way to ensure all the group understood what they saw irrespective of nationallity or knowledge of history. A great way to sample the amazing richness of this great city for those short of energy, time

Well chosen things off...

N9414FWpatriciam | Sep 2021

Well chosen things off the beaten track. Easy to hear and keep up with all the commentary. Guide had real knowledge of his subject and tailored it to the audience . He also readily answered questions.

This tour was delivered at...

FiEdinburgh | Jul 2021

This tour was delivered at a good pace for a small group. The guide took time to answer all the questions respectfully and carefully. He uncovered areas of Edinburgh for locals and visitors alike. The hour flew by. I would thoroughly recommend it

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


Small-Group Mary Queen of Scots Walking Tour

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