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.
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Dr Arnott’s Sampling Sensation
Every 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: analyse urine’s colour, smell, and… TASTE!
ALL your senses will be required as you examine patients’ samples and create your own herbal cure.
Free Audio Guides
If you require translation, we offer free audio guides via our mobile app in French, German, Italian, Spanish and Mandarin. To find out more click here.
We also have audio guides available in Dutch, Portuguese, Polish and Hungarian, however, they have to be requested in advance and are subject to availability. To book, please contact us.
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Book a Private Tour
Enjoy your very own Private Tour of The Real Mary King’s Close for you and up to 17 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.
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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.