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There is always plenty to see and do in Edinburgh. As the weather improves ahead of summer, May is the perfect time to explore the city. From peaceful spots away from the crowds to special events at The Real Mary King’s Close, there are many exciting things to do in Edinburgh.
Free to enter, the Botanics look wonderful in every season and every visit is a new experience. There are plenty of plants that blossom and release perfume in the Spring. The Japanese magnolia that blooms throughout the gardens is one of the many stunning sights you will likely be able to see if you visit in May.
Spring is the perfect time to wander around The Meadows. Enjoy the sunshine (when it rarely decides to make an appearance) and see the blossoming trees. It is the perfect place to relax away from the crowds of the city centre.
Only a short walk from the bustling city centre and by the Water of Leith is the picturesque Dean Village. You can see the remains of water mills and the famous Well Court. It is a must-visit if you enjoy art because Dean Village is also home to the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art and The Dean Gallery.
Enjoy delicious, seasonally-inspired signature dishes at Amber Restaurant, part of The Scotch Whisky Experience. The Amber Whisky Bar has over 450 incredible drams to choose from, including hidden gems waiting to be discovered. You can even try some tasty traditional food from the Taste of Scotland tasting menu. May is International Whisky Month, which means that it is the perfect time to visit.
We are celebrating International Whisky Month with our Casks & Closes event. We have teamed up with local whisky experts who have over 15 years of industry knowledge. Delve into the history of Scotland’s national drink and how Mary King’s Close was a trade centre. Find out more: https://www.realmarykingsclose.com/event/whisky-tasting-tours/
Step down below the Royal Mile and hear the real stories of Edinburgh’s former residents. Book your tickets for a tour at The Real Mary King’s Close now: https://bookings.realmarykingsclose.com/book