The Lost Close

What is a close?

Close is a Scottish word for a small alleyway. These closes lead off it to the north and south from the Royal Mile and are used nowadays as short cuts to get to Cowgate or Market street.

The close that runs along our building is called Barry’s Close, but there used to be another close running along side Barry’s close. Our building is built right on top of this “Lost Close” and today we have daily events taking place in this historic space.

What’s on?

At the moment we have:

  • Daily beer tasting session @ 7pm
  • Whisky and Wizardry show on Friday’s and Saturday’s @ 8pm
  • Family Magic show on Saturday’s and Sunday’s @ 4pm
You can enquire at reception or use the form below!
  • Events are limited to small groups so we recommend booking in advance to secure your spot.
  • please note, filling out the form below is only an enquiry. We will reply back to you as soon as possible to confirm availability.