1 Dundrennan Abbey

Enjoy the peace of this beautiful medieval abbey set in wooded pastures. There is particularly fine architecture in its chapter house and towering transepts.

Mary spent her last hours in Scotland here after the disastrous Battle of Langside in 1568.

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2 Whithorn Priory

Mary’s grandfather, James IV, was known for his piety and made several pilgrimages to Whithorn, one of the earliest Christian settlements in Scotland.

Mary followed in his footsteps only once in August 1563. Much had changed since James’s day – Scotland was now a Protestant country and the monasteries had been closed down.

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