Recommended Sites

Mary, Queen of Scots Home Page


In Search of Scotland
An excellent starting point for studying the history of Scotland from the dawn of times to modern days. Also contains useful information on how to trace your Scottish roots.
The WWW Official Guide to Edinburgh
The best way to visit my wonderful City in Cyberspace. Beautifully done. An instant antidote to the homesick
Mercat Tours
Explore the spooky and dark side of Edinburgh. Book here with Mercat Tours for ghost tours of the Old Town and underground tours of the mysterious and haunted closes such as Mary King's Close and others. Not to be missed.
Auld Reekie Tours
The other leading company organising tours of medieval, haunted Edinburgh. Features the Witchcraft Tour, and the Underground Tour including a display of torture instruments as well as a visit to an acient underground pagan temple.
The Great Houses of Scotland
An opportunity to plan a visit to seven castles including the Mary-related Traquair House, Glamis Castle and Blair Castle.
Historic Scotland
Bonny Scotland in a nutshell, from places to see to an online souvenir shop. A guide to listed buildings and publications. Well worth a visit.
The Internet Guide to Scotland
An award winning site which will prove an invaluable help for the serious visitor to Scotland. Organised tours and links to a long list of other interesting Scottish sites.
Allan Topen Photography
Emerging freelance Edinburgh-based landscape photographer. The site has photogrpahs of Edinburgh and all over Sotland. Email the author from the site for photogrpahs of any "Mary-related" subject around Scotland. Photographs can be taken to your specifications.
Rampant Scotland Directory
An extraordinarily well-document site about all things Scottish and enormous database of links to Scottish sites covering topics ranging from historical figures to sport, shopping, religion, humour etc.
Castles of Scotland
A long alphabetical list of castles with thumbnail photos of each one. Stop there and have a look before you go off on your travels.
Ingle Neuk Holiday Cottages
Fancy visiting the beautiful Borders of Scotland, home to Mary's third husband, the Earl of Bothwell? Look no further and book yourself into one of those picturesque self-catering cottages available all year.
Kandle Witch's Cauldron
Innovative candles hand-made in Scotland for every season. Contains gel candles, scented candles, hand-painted animal candles and other unusual creations.
Your comprehensive guide to the beautiful city of Stirling giving you useful information on where to stay, what to do and see, where to eat, local news & weather and more.
The Royal Stuart Society
The Official website of the Royal Stuart Society, a Jacobite organisation founded in 1926, which commemorates the Royal House of Stuart and promotes research relating to its history.
Orroland Holiday Cottages
Self-catering cottages located near the historic harbour town of Kirkcudbright in Dumfries & Galloway, near the area where Mary spent her last night in Scotland.


General Register Office for Scotland
Another site which enables you to research births, deaths and marriages of the official Scottish records from way back to the 16th century. Other useful features.
Edinburgh City Library - Finding your Ancestors Guide.
A very good starting point for anyone wishing to research their Scottish ancestry. Explains where to find information and offers links to family websites.
Your Scottish Kin
Pay someone else to do the legwork for you and find out whether you are long lost relatives of Mary.


Tudor England
Marilee's fantastic site about 16th century England. Visit and find out more about Mary's English relatives including Elizabeth I and much more...
Mary, Queen of Scots
A site created by a member of the Marie Stuart Society and designed for the younger audience.
Scottish Coins
A comprehensive site detailing the coinage used throughout the centuries, including during Mary's reign.
Sixteenth Century Costumes
An impressive collection of pictures and links related to European costumes during the Renaissance.