Mary Queen of Scots returns to her olde Edinburgh haunts

Mary Queen of Scots is set to stage her comeback in the Capital this Saturday (July 2) as she prepares to relive her tumultuous story at The Edinburgh Dungeon on Market Street.

wickedIn a bid to reconnect with her subjects, the country’s most infamous monarch will journey around the city in a horse-drawn carriage for the morning.

The piped procession will start at 11am and leave from Holyrood Palace, the setting for many a dramatic scene in her life – including her wedding to Lord Darnley. Mary will then carry onto the Royal Mile before finishing at the Dungeon in Market Street where she will reprise her role as one of Scotland’s most scorned women.

Branded wicked by many of her contemporaries and ultimately given the chop by her cousin – Queen Elizabeth I – Mary has divided opinions for centuries.

Thanks to the Dungeon’s new summer show – Wicked Women – the general public will soon be able to settle the debate for good.

In the meantime, passers-by are instructed to bow to their Queen if they catch sight of her carriage and, for those bold enough, sit on her throne and try on her crown – stationed outside the Dungeon – to be in with a chance of winning VIP tickets to the show.

Wicked Women runs from July 1 until August 28. Ticket prices start from £11.75 for adults, and £9.95 for concessions (online saver rate). For more information or to book tickets, visit www.thedungeons.com/edinburgh