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Year: 2020

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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Whisky and The Close

13th Oct, 2020

In this blog post we look at how the history of The Real Mary King’s Close is intertwined with that of the famous Scottish spirit, whisky.

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Paranormal Encounters on The Close

1st Oct, 2020

Hear stories from our team of ghostly encounters and paranormal happenings at The Real Mary King’s Close. Listen and don’t get spooked!

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Hard to Top – The New Heritage Days Out Top Trumps

1st Aug, 2020

Find out why we’re featured in the Heritage Days Out Top Trumps, the story behind it, and how you can play your cards right to come out on top.

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The Great Fire Of Edinburgh

30th May, 2020

Delve deep into the history of one of Edinburgh’s biggest disaster in 1824 that took place only steps away from The Real Mary King’s Close today.

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10 Things Edinburgh Gave The World

13th May, 2020

What does Dolly, the sheep, have in common with digestive biscuits and the inventor of penicillin? Read on to find out about ten great things Edinburgh contributed to the world.

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Mary, Queen of Scots, on the Closes

9th May, 2020

We tell the turbulent tale of Mary Queen of Scots or Mary Stuart – from becoming Queen at just 6 months old to her violent execution.

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Edinburgh’s Best Scones – A Recipe

1st May, 2020

Our chef shares his recipe for preparing some of the best scones in Edinburgh. Prepared every morning on-site these are a usual treat for our guests.

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8 Best History Podcasts to Listen to

17th Apr, 2020

With over 900 thousand podcasts globally, it is hard to decide which ones to give an ear to. We’ve selected the ten best history podcasts to get stuck in for people with an interest in past tales.

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