Edinburgh Gin tours at The Real Mary King’s Close


What to expect on your Edinburgh Gin x The Real Mary King’s Close tour

We joined a preview at The Real Mary King’s Close which 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. So if you’d like to find out more about the Edinburgh Gin Tours at The Real Mary King’s Close read on, and you will also find out how to get a FREE The Real Mary King’s Close guidebook.

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We learned from our dedicated guide who Mary King was and why she came to have a street named after her. Delving further underneath the streets of Edinburgh’s old town, through multiple levels, we discovered how people within the walled city of Edinburgh once lived, visiting and seeing a number of different properties.

At the end of the tour, visitors get 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. 


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 5 pm, 5.30 pm, 6 pm and 6.30 pm on eight separate dates during July, including Friday 15th, 22nd and 29th, and Saturday 16th, 23rd and 30th.

Buy tickets here and get a FREE guide book

To get a free guidebook for The Real Mary King’s Close (worth £5.95) use the code “explorers” at the checkout.

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/


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 

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




I am Emma and with my husband Mark write Foodie Explorers, which is a food and travel website.

I am a member of the Guild of Food Writers and British Guild of Travel Writers.

We have a wide range of judging experience covering products, hotels and have judged, for example, for Great Taste Awards and Scottish Baker of the Year.

Along the way Mark gained WSET Level 2 in Wine and I have WSET Level 2 in Spirits as well as picking up an award with The Scotsman Food and Drink Awards.    

Usually I can be found sleeping beside a cat.

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