1 Castle Campbell

This remarkably well preserved, brooding medieval castle was the lowland residence of the powerful Campbell dynasty, where the Protestant reformer John Knox came to preach and Mary Queen of Scots came to feast.

It occupies a stunning setting at the top of Dollar Glen.

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2 Stirling Castle

James V’s Palace at Stirling is one of the finest and best-preserved Renaissance buildings in Britain. Following a major programme of research and re-presentation, it can now be seen by visitors much as it may have looked on completion around 1545, when the child Queen Mary was its most important resident. She was crowned here at just nine months old, and was a frequent visitor during her adult reign.

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3 Inchmahome Priory

Take a scenic boat trip across the Lake of Menteith to this peaceful, wooded island sanctuary with a medieval priory at its heart.

It was to this tranquil place of safety that a four-year-old Mary was brought in 1547 when English forces were poised to invade. Look out for the 500 year old Spanish chestnuts and the boxwood bower supposedly planted by her.

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