On this site stood the lodgings of Sir Simon Preston of Craigmillar, Provost of the City of Edinburgh 1566-7, in which lodging Mary Queen of Scotland after her surrender to the confederate lords at Carberry Hill, spent her last night in Edinburgh, 15 June 1567. On the following evening she was conveyed to Holyrood and thereafter to Lochleven Castle as a state prisoner.
Plaque Colour: Bronze
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Location: 253 High Street
Unitary Authority: City of Edinburgh Council
Unitary Authority Ward (UTW): City Centre
Scottish Parliament Constituency: Edinburgh Central