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Plan your visit

Plan your visit to The Real Mary King’s Close. Get ready for your tour of Edinburgh’s only preserved 17th century underground street.

The Real Mary King’s Close is one of Scotland’s most unique historic sites. Open throughout the year, the warren of underground spaces can be accessed from the Royal Mile.


What character will you meet on your visit?

The maid, merchant, foul clenger, poet, or Mary King’s daughter will enthral you with stories from times gone by.


To consider

  • To avoid disappointment, and to guarantee a space on one of our popular tours – we recommend pre-booking in advance via the website.
  • Please arrive at least 10 minutes before your allocated tour time and check in with our friendly Admissions Team.
  • Each fully guided tour lasts approximately one hour.
  • For safety reasons, the tour is unsuitable for children under 5 years of age.

What to expect from your visit to The Real Mary King's Close.


We're easy to find, just across from St Giles' Cathedral


Find an overview of our ticket prices


Answers to some of your most frequently asked questions

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