|Borthwick Home||Great Hall||Mary's Bedroom||State Room & Chapel|
Mary, Queen of Scots Home Page
|Visitors to Borthwick Castle step straight into The Great Hall where tables are set banqueting style for dinner and breakfast. In the winter, a log fire burns in the huge fireplace. After Cromwell's attack, the castle lay derelict for a long while. By the 19th century, a tree had grown through the impressive hooded fireplace, dislodging some of the stones.|
|The Great Hall has a 40-feet vaulted ceiling and a minstrels' gallery. The food is excellent and the emphasis is on personal and friendly service, rather than aloof waitering.|
|Below is a picture of the famous window next to the fireplace, through which Marie is said to have made her escape disguised as a page boy.|
To the right of The Great Hall, you will
be led up a windy stone staircase with high steps. This is
where you will find some of the bedrooms, including the room in
which Mary Queen of Scots once stayed...
Click on the door to enter but remember to lower your head (photo by Teresa Deeb Shrimpling).
Click on the door to enter Mary's bedroom.