The Palace Project
At this time the palace was the childhood home of Mary Queen of Scots, who lived there with her mother, Mary of Guise, widow of James V.
Years of research were carried out by archaeologists, historians and other scholars to ensure that every detail – from the magnificent four-poster beds to the heraldic decorations on the walls and ceilings – is as authentic as possible. Costumed performers in the role of nobles, guards, ladies in waiting, and Mary of Guise herself, will help bring the experience to life.
The palace was closed for more than two years while the refurbishment to take place. The result was a major new heritage attraction for Scotland and which would bring visitors from around the world to enjoy one of the nation’s greatest castles.