The Real Mary King’s Close, operated by Continuum Attractions, has been named the Best Heritage Tourism Experience in Scotland at the VisitScotland 2019 Thistle Awards earlier this month. The five-star historic visitor attraction was also awarded a Special Commendation for Best Visitor Attraction.
The award and commendation came at the end of a record-breaking year for The Real Mary King’s Close, who welcomed a record 256,000 visitors in the past year.
Juliana Delaney, CEO of Continuum Attractions said, “The whole team is thrilled to receive this incredible honour. To be recognised as Scotland’s Best Heritage Tourism Experience is a true testament to the commitment our whole team has for our attraction. Every aspect of our guest 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.”
Eilidh Macleod, Marketing Manager at The Real Mary King’s Close said, “It has been an incredible year for The Real Mary King’s Close, and I couldn’t be more proud of our team and the exceptional experiences they deliver each and every day. We love bringing Edinburgh’s hidden history to life, and welcoming guests from all over the world to experience our unique city-centre attraction. The Scottish Thistle Awards represent the highest standards in our industry, so being recognised as Scotland’s Best Heritage Tourism Experience really is a fabulous accolade.”