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Mary King’s Close Blog

Sharing fascinating #RealEdinburghStories from the turbulent history of Scotland and beyond.

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APRIL FOOLS: Live Cows Back on The Close for the First Time in 300 Years

1st Apr, 2021

For our grand reopening in May 2021, we’re welcoming real-life cows back to the farmer cowshed on The Close.

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Who Was Mary King?

2nd Feb, 2021

Our namesake Mary King was an Edinburgh woman ahead of her time. Her fascinating story is one of power, fine garments, and the naming of a Close.

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Christmas: A Festive Gift Guide

27th Nov, 2020

Bring The Real Mary King’s Close cheer into your home this Christmas with these locally-produced gifts and presents.

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Professionals: Is The Close Haunted?

9th Nov, 2020

Is The Close really haunted? Are the rumours true? Read 3 accounts of previous paranormal investigations.

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Scotland’s Witch Prickers

14th Oct, 2020

Find out more about the insidious witch prickers who used to strike terror into the hearts of Edinburgh’s past residents.

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