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We're officially good to go!

We are delighted to share our Visit Britain 'good to go' accreditation. This shows that we are doing following government guidelines and doing all we can to ensure a safe and enjoyable visit for all. You can find out more about the work we're doing by checking out our 'know before you go' guidelines.

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Journey Back In Time

Imagine a warren of streets frozen in time, where centuries of stories are just waiting to be told. Discover authentic truths about Edinburgh's dark past, and find out what it was really like for the people who lived, worked, and died on the Close.


Explore uniquely preserved streets...

Journey back in time and follow in the footsteps of former residents. Step down and explore the rooms, streets and spaces underneath the famous Royal Mile - a unique glimpse into the city's past, and Edinburgh's only preserved 17th century street.


Meet The Residents...

Experience over 400 years of history, and discover the stories of your character guide. From myths and legends, to the deadly plague epidemic, and a famous royal visitor - there's a myriad of tales just waiting to be told on this one hour guided tour.


Find Us On The Royal Mile

A ten minute walk from Edinburgh Castle, across from the magnificent St Giles Cathedral.

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Gift Shop

Expect an abundance of quirky, and locally sourced gifts. Some handmade by our creative team, others a showcase of Scotland's best produce and craftsmanship.


Coffee House

The unique setting of Edinburgh's historic Burgh Courtroom is filled to the brim with locally sourced Brodies coffee, scrumptious cakes, and Angie's homemade soup (a real favourite with all our guests).

“What a fabulous location. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour, and our group was treated like royalty. The young man who took us around was just fabulous; we really enjoyed listening to him. You could feel that he wasn't just going through the motions. It felt like he really cared about our experience.”
"A mesmerizing trip into Edinburgh’s past. The stories, and plight of former residents is something we’ll never forget. Well worth a visit.”
“Our guests were fascinated on their private tour. The guides were very knowledgeable, and we very much enjoyed learning more about Edinburgh’s history, and meeting our character guide. We would be very happy to recommend the tour to any other tour parties hosting events in the area.“
“I just wanted to thank you for the great visit we had last week. Everyone in our group truly enjoyed it. Special thanks goes to our wonderful guide. What a spectacular place. A real hidden gem underneath your feet. 5 stars for sure.”

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The Real Mary King's Close
2 Warriston's Close
High Street
Edinburgh EH1 1PG 0131 225 0672
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