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Mary Queen of Scots

Has anyone put together a trip visiting Mary Queen of Scots sites? I am wanting to fly in and out of Edinburgh. Planning on using public transportation. Staying for a week to ten days max.
Any advice or suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

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certainly Linlithgow palace is about 20 minutes on the train and just a short walk from the train station, Craigmillar castle is easily reachable by bus from the city centre by bus and a short walk, I actually pass Craigmillar castle to and from work every day.

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She was born in Stirling Castle, and spent her earliest years there. Linlithgow is part of her legacy, and of course the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh.

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Thank you both!!!!
If either of you have any other suggestions on something special to see or do please let me know. Also any restaurants

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On a humorous note, when we were there it seemed she had ties to every place we stopped. How many of those stories were true is a whole different matter.

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I think every country has those! Someone IIRC calculated there were more places 'George Washington slept here' in the US than there were nights he was alive.

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Come to France and visit the castles in the Loire Valley where she did most of her growing up from the age of 5 . . or to Paris to visit Notre Dame, where she married the French dauphin in 1558, or to the Cathedral in Reims, where her husband was crowned king in 1559.

: )

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The area below Craigmillar castle is known as Little France as many of the queens entourage stayed in this area whilst she was residing in the nearby castle, as most of her entourage and she herself spoke mainly French the area became known as and remains known as Little France.

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The main city hospital and medical school is at Little France , big campus and that is where I work, lots of buses go to the campus from the city centre (takes about 20-30 minutes) you can walk from the bus stops in the campus up to Craigmillar castle in about 10 minutes or so and there are several walking paths in the area.