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Edinburgh in August: 5 After-Dark Activities You Can’t Miss

11th Aug, 2023

Edinburgh in August In August, Edinburgh comes alive after dark. From the Edinburgh Festival Fringe to late-night dining, there are endless possibilities for an unforgettable evening. Here are five top things to experience after the sun sets on The Royal Mile: Edinburgh Festival Fringe Shows The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the world’s largest arts festival, …

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Is Mary King’s Close the same as the vaults?

18th Jul, 2023

Is Mary King’s Close the same as the vaults? It’s a question that Edinburgh’s Tour Guides are more than familiar with. Mary King’s Close and the vaults certainly share a reputation for existing as part of Edinburgh’s hidden “Underground City”. But they are not one and the same. Header image © Gabby Secomb Flegg In …

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10 Years of The Real Mary King’s Close Tartan

31st May, 2023

In Partnership with Kinloch Anderson. 2023 marks the 20th anniversary of The Real Mary King’s Close. To commemorate two decades of running tours, we’ve been looking back at our more recent past to celebrate the people who have helped to make our attraction the 5-star visitor experience that it is today. A large part of …

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Whisky Month 2023: Meet Ken Hanley

16th May, 2023

We’re halfway through Whisky Month! And there’s still time to catch our A Dram of History tour. The experience is one of our most popular events at The Real Mary King’s Close. Not only does it include our Standard 1-Hour Tour experience, but also a 30-minute whisky tasting led by local whisky ambassador, Kenneth (‘Ken’) …

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Events in Edinburgh: April 2023

5th Apr, 2023

April 2023 is shaping up to be jam-packed with events in Edinburgh. The city is already busier than ever. With the Easter holidays in full swing, we thought it would be helpful to share our top picks of things to do at The Real Mary King’s Close (and beyond!) throughout the month. Read below to …

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Women and Property Rights in Early Modern Edinburgh

24th Feb, 2023

All women in Early Modern Scotland were bound by strict legal restrictions over their property as well as their bodies. Married women especially. They were unable to instigate legal proceedings or represent themselves in court. Unless, of course, their husbands first gave them permission. What’s more, landed property only ever passed down to the daughters …

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Six great things to Do in Edinburgh this January

12th Jan, 2023

Edinburgh is making sure that January starts the year off with a bang! Undeniably, there are plenty of events and occasions to start the year right. Make sure to check out these amazing “Things to do” this month. Burns & Beyond Burns & Beyond is a celebration of the great Poet Robert Burns through traditional …

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Things to do in Edinburgh in August 2022

29th Jul, 2022

August is a month filled with exciting cultural events in Edinburgh. The city is bustling with people and there is plenty to see and do. Here are our top things to do in Edinburgh in August 2022. Enjoy a show at the Fringe This year is the 75th anniversary of the Edinburgh Fringe. For three …

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Gin in Edinburgh

14th Jul, 2022

Gin is an incredibly popular drink now, but the craze began in the 1700s. Delve into the fascinating history of gin in Edinburgh. The Arrival of Gin in Edinburgh Gin was imported through the docks of Leith. It was the closeness to the docks that helped the gin trade flourish because distilleries were usually close …

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