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Real Mary King's Close Bookings



Book a standard tour, an added-value package, or upgrade to a bespoke experience. We offer lots of options, and love to hear new ideas.


Mary King’s Experience (Standard Tour)

Explore The Real Mary King’s Close, and step down into Edinburgh’s fascinating past on a one hour fully guided tour.

Mary King’s Experience (Private Tour)

Upgrade and make the most of your visit to The Real Mary King’s Close with a private tour. Choose your character guide and for an extra special VIP experience, enjoy a glass of Champagne in our redeveloped outside courtyard.

Character Meet & Greet Package

Wow your group with one of our most popular packages; a meet and greet character experience. From Mary King, to the infamous Burke and Hare, our guides will meet your group anywhere in the city for a storytelling adventure. We can even lead your group between city-centre attractions.

Burgh Courtroom Winter Package

Upgrade from a standard tour, and add on a scrumptious afternoon tea.

The Plague Doctor Package

Experience a private tour of The Real Mary King’s Close. Along with your allocated character guide, The Plague Doctor will also join your group as they explore Edinburgh’s dark past. Finish with a glass of Prosecco on the Close – a unique and memorable visit is guaranteed.

Yuletide Package

It’s Christmas, but not as you know it. Available in November and December, this yuletide themed tour explores Edinburgh’s festive past. Includes warmed mulled wine, and traditional mince pies.

Bespoke Packages

From speciality themed tours, to canapes on the Close – and more – tell us your idea and we’ll do all we can to make it happen.

Cask Is King

Scotland has a rich and varied whisky history. This standard tour includes a dram of our exclusive blend. Upgrade, and include a visit to a local whisky specialist – a quirky and authentic experience for groups of 15 or less.

Walking Tours

After exploring the warren of underground streets and spaces, a character guide will lead your group up to the Royal Mile for an over ground adventure. A fun add-on to the standard tour.


Tea and coffee

from £2.50pp

Afternoon tea

from £12.50pp

Soup and sandwich lunch

From £6.50pp


from £5pp

Takeaway lunch

from £5pp


from £4pp

Photo packages

from £7pp

Champagne or Prosecco

from £4.50pp

Extra character guide

From £30 per hour

Subject to availability. Package prices and T&Cs available on request.


The Real Mary King's Close
2 Warriston's Close
High Street
Edinburgh EH1 1PG 0131 225 0672
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