Central Scotland - Royal Burgh of Linlithgow: meander through an historic Scottish town

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Royal Burgh of Linlithgow: meander through an historic Scottish town

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(41 reviews)
45 mins

About the tour

Join Anne as she takes you on a walk along her local High Street. Hear all about the contrasting buildings and some of the people from the 16th to the 20th century and how they played their part in history.

Meet Mary's Meanders Tours

Mary's Meanders Tours

Emma and Anne run Mary’s Meanders Tours & both have been guiding around Central Scotland for 8 years. They are lucky to be based in the historic Royal Burgh of Linlithgow, birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots their namesake. A Dublin lass, born and bred, Emma came to Scotland via San Francisco, having married a Scotsman. Now resident, with her family, in the Linlithgow area since 2003, she brings a warm Irish hospitality to everyone she meets. Anne hails originally from Glasgow, but also boasts a proud Gaelic heritage, with her Mum, one of the dwindling band of native Gaelic speakers, and her MacLeod ancestors, coming from the Isle of Harris, where she spent her childhood summers on a traditional croft. They both love sharing the history, stories, and culture of Scotland with their guests including historic fiction, especially Outlander. One of their highlights of the past few years was when Visit Scotland asked Mary’s Meanders to host Diana Gabaldon the author on an Outlander tour. Anne is also an enthusiastic amateur genealogist and loves nothing better than getting immersed in the family trees of our ancestry visitors – and unearthing new information or special places to visit. Join Emma and Anne as they transport you to the world of Mary Queen of Scots and the home of Jamie Fraser, with Mary’s Meanders, you’ll arrive a visitor and leave a friend!

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Central Scotland with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.

The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Central Scotland. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Lynda M.

25 March 2021

Enjoyed my virtual trip to Linlithgow. Anne is very knowledgeable.

Anne M.

25 March 2021

I learned so much about Linlithgow from Anne’stour. It’s a beautiful town. Looking for forward to visiting the Kelpies.

Caroline D.

25 March 2021

Very interesting. On my bucket list.

Loni 🎀 ..

24 March 2021

This was my second opportunity to tour virtually with Anne. I am inclined to when the pandemic has concluded to travel to World NESCO Sites. I love the exotic appeal and majestic look of the mountains and architecture. I am overdue for spoiling myself in a few hot springs baths.

🇨🇦Marion (Ontario) S.

24 March 2021

Great tour! Lots of info and things to see!

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