We strongly recommend pre-booking tickets online as we are a sell-out attraction.



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.


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. 


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.


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.

Mary King's Blog

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"Really interesting tour, our guide Matt made it both interesting but funny and he showed enthusiasm. Would recommend to any age" stephaniejH7846JW, on TripAdvisor, April 2022
"So glad we booked this tour. Fascinating underground tour with 400 year old Amber whose enthusiasm bright the story of Mary Kings Close and its inhabitants to life. Thoroughly enjoyed it and the difference in street levels in Edinburgh is mind boggling. Would highly recommend this tour" 587melanier, on TripAdvisor, April 2022
The guide, Freya, did an excellent job of making us feel part of the experience. The tour gives an interesting take on how life must have been like for the people who lived in those times. RossWindygates, on TripAdvisor, April 2022

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