A YEAR IN THE LIFE OF MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS
Join us as we journey to the Scottish Borders, its 1566 , in the footsteps of Mary Queen of Scots!
First to Traquair House, Scotland oldest inhabited house, where Mary Queen of Scots stayed during 1566, you can see the room she stayed in, her bed and the cradle her 3 month old son James, the future King Of Scotland, slept in, her rosary, crucifix and a copy of the execution warrant signed by Queen Elizabeth the 1st to behead Mary. Enjoy the stunning gardens and marvel at the maze then onto the Garden Cafe for a light lunch of soup, sandwiches and tea or coffee (included)
Next, onto Mary Queen Of Scots house in Jeburgh where you can view paintings the Rogues Gallery and the Last Letter Room, giving real insight to her thoughts just before her execution, then view a death mask of Mary aged just 44 when she was beheaded.
Finally, we follow her journey to Hermitage Castle, where she rode to meet the Earl of Bothwell, her future husband, and fell from her and coming close to death, the story is wine and massage brought her back to good health!!
*Includes lunch at Traquair House
Dates: Wednesday 29th March 2023
Location: Traquair House, Traquair – Mary Queen Of Scots’ Visitors Centre, Jedburgh – Hermitage Castle, Hawick
Departure: Includes return coach from Largs, Ardrossan and Kilwinning
Departure time Departing at 8.15am, coach arrives in Ayrshire 7pm approx.
Price: Only £55 per person, optional Tour Guide in Traquair House – £15pp
Deposit: Deposit of £15pp
Balance Due: Friday 20th January 2023
Traquair House, Traquair – Mary Queen Of Scots’ Visitors Centre, Jedburgh – Hermitage Castle, Hawick