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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'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.

Know before you go

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.


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 filled to the brim with locally sourced Brodies coffee, scrumptious cakes, and Angie's homemade soup (a real favourite with all our guests).

"I had heard about this before and had been wanting to do the tour for so long! Absolutely lived up to expectations!! Ash was an INCREDIBLE tour guide and it was such an interesting and fascinating tour! A few fun ghost stories mixed with rich history made for an amazing xperience! I can’t wait to do it again and bring little Annie a toy! 10/10 recommended!" Amanda, TripAdvisor, October 2020
"I've been in Edinburgh for a while now but decided to do a visit by myself to this attraction since it lets you in secret and historic parts of Edinburgh, and more excitingly, underground!! I love to know more about the place where I live and it was an amazing experience. I felt like their health&safety guidelines were very good and tours are currently done in small groups were each person/family has a marking on the floor to assure social distancing." mmadsss, TripAdvisor, October 2020
"Myself and my partner went to this and we had such a great time. Was very informative and we loved the whole background story and the history. Our guide Ben aka Robert the poet who was 270 years old!!! He was brilliant knew his stuff and was also funny and very friendly. We will define be going back again and joke we get Ben as our guide again and will be taking my daughter with us this time. Would definitely recommend this to visit." JoannieD0, TripAdvisor, October 2020
"Our tour guide was amazing (I think it was Ashley so sorry) was amazing. She was so knowledgable and really bought the tour to life. It was probably the best thing we did in Edinburgh. It was really well thought out and interesting. I was worried as it said it was rough terrain but we managed just fine. There were lots of covid safe measures in place and we were well spaced out from the other participants. Would highly reccomend." Britishvixen21, TripAdvisor, October 2020
"2 of us went for the 1 hour tour, not entirely knowing what to expect. Our tour guide (Adam) was very informative and certainly knew his stuff. Full of energy and obviously enjoys doing it! Considering this was during recent Covid restrictions, our guide was very vigilant with ensuring we were complying with rules and restrictions, as well as making sure the banisters etc were cleaned before/after usage." krambo22, TripAdvisor, October2020

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

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