The Real Mary King’s Close has won two awards at the prestigious Scottish Thistle Awards regional finals for Lothian & Borders, winning in both of their nominated categories for Best Heritage Tourism Experience and Best Visitor Attraction.

Craig Miller, General Manager at The Real Mary King’s Close, says: “The whole team is thrilled to receive these fantastic awards. It’s the cherry on top of a record-breaking 15th anniversary year.
These awards are a true testament to the dedication our whole team has for our attraction. Every aspect of our visitors experience is developed with love, a sense of pride, and an enthusiasm for both our rich history, and delivering outstanding customer service. We’d like to take this opportunity to thank all of our many guests, our peers within the industry and VisitScotland for its continued support over the years.”
Paula Ward, VisitScotland Regional Leadership Director, added: “I would like to say a special congratulations to the team at The Real Mary King’s Close. These awards recognise the drive and passion the industry has for creating an unforgettable experience for visitors and I’m delighted our local heroes who go above and beyond have been recognised for their outstanding contribution to the city and tourism in general.”