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.
Dr Arnott’s Sampling Sensation
Every Friday and Saturday, uncover the secrets of 17th-century medicine with a hands-on workshop led by an expert from his time: Dr Arnott. Examine his patients using his favourite method… by analysing urine’s colour, smell, and… TASTE! ALL your senses will be required as you examine patients’ samples and create your own herbal cure.
Book a Private Tour
Enjoy your very own Private Tour of The Real Mary King’s Close for you and up to 19 additional guests. Located in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town, your guests will go on a journey through time on these now hidden streets where they will uncover some of the city’s deepest secrets.
Read the Mary King’s Close Blog
The Real Mary King’s Close Blog is where you can gain a deeper understanding of Scotland’s turbulent history and beyond. Read fascinating tales, researched by our team, and find out more about our newest tours, collaborations, charity efforts and special events.