From Castle to Palace

Journey in the footsteps of Mary Queen of Scots, visiting Edinburgh Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse, uncovering items and stories from her life

Join the Court of Mary Queen of Scots at Edinburgh Castle, learning about the areas of the Castle associated with Mary Queen of Scots, then, using our Mary Queen of Scots Discovery Trail, progress down the Royal Mile to view real objects from Mary’s life at the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

 Also works conversely.

 In partnership with The Royal Collection Trust

The gatehouse at Edinburgh Castle.
  • Location

    Edinburgh Castle

  • Booking

    Contact the Learning Bookings Team at the Royal Collection

  • Booking Email


  • Booking Phone Number

    0303 123 7323

  • Dates

    25th October (2018), 1st, 22nd and 29th November (2018), 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th March (2019)

  • Times

    10.30am at first site; 1.00pm at second site

  • Duration

    90 minutes at each site

  • Max Attendees


  • Cost

    Contact the Royal Collection for details

  • Level

    Second (P4 - 7)

  • Subjects

    Expressive Arts (Drama & Music)
    Social Studies (History)
    Social Studies (Mary Queen of Scots)