Mary Queen of Scots in Sheffield
Did you know that Mary, Queen of Scots, was held prisoner in Sheffield for around 14 years? Come along and find out where she was held and visit the best-preserved building that Mary herself would have known. This fascinating walk will take us from Sheffield Manor Lodge via the Cholera Monument with its amazing views of Sheffield and end at the cathedral where Mary appears in a stained-glass window and her “jailer” is laid to rest.
Please note: The walk is about 3 miles long and mainly downhill as we descend from Manor Lodge into the city centre. The walk is mainly on tarmac but there will be short sections of woodland so please wear walking boots or sturdy shoes with a good grip. The pace will be reasonably slow – we’re not in a rush!
Getting there: The walk starts at the Discovery Centre, 197 Manor Lane, Sheffield S2 1UJ. You can get various buses from Sheffield Interchange up to the bottom of Manor Lane off City Road and then walk uphill, past the Turret House to the Discovery Centre. The bus takes about 5 minutes and then walk for 10 minutes up the road (this is the only uphill of the day!) There is free parking at the centre if you come by car.