A number of striking Scottish locations feature in Mary Queen of Scots

The stunning Mary, Queen of Scots filming locations you can visit in Scotland

From East Lothian to Aberdeenshire, these are the striking Scottish locations featured in the new Mary, Queen of Scots film.

Mary, Queen of Scots is the latest historical drama set in Scotland to hit the big screen - and Scotland's stunning scenery and architecture play a prominent role in the Josie Rourke directed feature film.

The 15th Century fortress that overlooks the Firth of Forth doubles as Linlithgow Palace, where Mary Queen of Scots was born and remained for the first seven months of her life before she was moved to the greater security of Stirling Castle

1. Blackness Castle

The 15th Century fortress that overlooks the Firth of Forth doubles as Linlithgow Palace, where Mary Queen of Scots was born and remained for the first seven months of her life before she was moved to the greater security of Stirling Castle
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Linlithgow Castle (pictured) is situated just four miles from Blackness Castle

2. Blackness Castle

Linlithgow Castle (pictured) is situated just four miles from Blackness Castle
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The fine coastline at Seacliff in East Lothian is the backdrop to Marys return to Scotland in August 1561. The Queen is captured surveying the scene before saying England does not look so different from Scotland.

3. Seacliff Beach and Oxroad Bay, East Lothian

The fine coastline at Seacliff in East Lothian is the backdrop to Marys return to Scotland in August 1561. The Queen is captured surveying the scene before saying England does not look so different from Scotland.
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The beach is a short distance from Dunbar Castle where Mary Queen of Scots is said to have been raped by Lord Bothwell

4. Seacliff Beach and Oxroad Bay, East Lothian

The beach is a short distance from Dunbar Castle where Mary Queen of Scots is said to have been raped by Lord Bothwell
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