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.

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

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.

Here are the remarkable Scottish locations which serve as a setting for the Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie film.

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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
Linlithgow Castle (pictured) is situated just four miles from Blackness Castle
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.
The beach is a short distance from Dunbar Castle where Mary Queen of Scots is said to have been raped by Lord Bothwell
Portions of Mary Queen of Scots are filmed in Scotland's stunning Glen Coe, which was used to depict the Scottish Borders.
An old military road was used to shoot scenes featuring Mary and her husband Lord Darnley, played by Scots actor Jack Lowdon, with the couple escorted by the Queens army.
Glen Feshie in the Cairngorms also features prominently in Mary Queen of Scots. In this shot from the trailer a stream not dissimilar to the River Feshie can be seen
Glen Feshie proved to be the perfect backdrop for producers wanting to depict the Queen in wild Scotland.
Glen Feshie itself is hugely popular with hikers and is easily reached from nearby Aviemore
Shots of Mary riding through the countryside were also shot in picturesque Strathdon in Aberdeenshire. In the film's trailer Strathdon appears to feature as the site of a battle
The River Don flows through Strathdon which is located 45 miles west of Aberdeen
Not used as a filming location but for costume fittings. The old high school can be found just to the east of Edinburgh's Princes Street