Edinburgh Gin Tasting Tours at The Real Mary Kings Close

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Taste gin beneath the cobbled streets of Edinburgh

The Real Mary King’s Close has teamed up with Edinburgh Gin to launch new ‘Stories and Wonders’ gin tasting tours beneath the cobbled streets of the capital’s medieval Old Town from 8th to 30th July, as part of Scotland’s official Year of Stories 2022. 

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As well as learning about the authentic dark history of The Real Mary King’s Close with a dedicated guide, visitors will also have the chance to sample four unique gins from the Edinburgh Gin range, each having a historical link to Edinburgh’s medieval Old Town, Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh Castle’s one o’clock gun and gin trade at the port of Leith. 

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Paul Nixon, General Manager, from The Real Mary King’s Close said:

“We’re really excited to be teaming up with Edinburgh Gin to launch our new ‘Stories and Wonders’ gin tasting tours this July, as part of Scotland’s Year of Stories. Authentic storytelling is at the heart of everything we do at The Real Mary King’s Close.

“On selected Fridays and Saturdays during the month, history enthusiasts and gin lovers will not only get the chance to enjoy one of our award-winning underground tours with a dedicated guide, but they’ll also get the opportunity to sample four truly unique gins carefully selected from the Edinburgh Gin range. Each one is linked or associated with Edinburgh’s medieval Old Town, Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh Castle’s one o’clock gun or the gin trade at the port of Leith.”

Dates

The one and a-half-hour guided ‘Stories and Wonders’ tour and tasting will start at The Real Mary King’s Close, Warriston’s Close, at 5pm, 5.30pm, 6pm and 6.30pm on eight separate dates during July, including Friday 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th, and Saturday 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th.

Buy tickets here

Tickets are priced at £35 per adult (aged 18 and over only) and are available to buy online at https://www.realmarykingsclose.com/event/stories-and-wonders/

Where

The Real Mary King’s Close, Warriston’s Close, 2, High St, Edinburgh EH1 1PG

For more information on The Real Mary King’s Close, visit www.realmarykingsclose.com and follow on social media, including Instagram @marykingsclose, as well as Facebook and Tiktok @realmarykingsclose 

For more information about Edinburgh Gin, visit www.edinburghgin.com

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