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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.


Welcome back!

With all Covid-10 measures in place and certified Good to Go, we’re delighted to welcome back visitors to The Real Mary King’s Close from 22nd May 2021.  Book your ticket in advance to get your preferred timeslot as spaces do sell fast.


We Are Good To Go!

We are 'Good to Go' accredited and are following government guidelines to ensure a safe and enjoyable visit for all. You can find out more about the measures we have put in place by reading our Know Before You Go guidelines.

Know before you go

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.

Use postcode: EH1 1PG


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 home to The Royal Exchange Coffee house. Taste the locally Brodies coffee or stop for a nourishing snack.

"Great Experience. The tour was very interesting, and our guide Megan was really enthusiastic. I would definitely recommend." nicolafG1674XP, TripAdvisor, May 2021
"Great tour guide. Ash was a great tour guide, she was very informative and really knew her stuff, my six year old even enjoyed it, It was a great tour and as only an hour came away having learnt a lot!" bdm18, TripAdvisor, May 2021
"Excellent history. Extremely interesting with a gentle humour to the tour. Well worth a visit. Very well organised and safe." dean1504, TripAdvisor, May 2021

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The Real Mary King’s Close
2 Warriston’s Close
High Street
Edinburgh EH1 1PG

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