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Plan your Visit

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.


Who 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 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 15 minutes before your allocated tour time. While you wait, you can take a peek at the exhibition space, and learn about life on The Real Mary King’s Close.
  • Each fully guided tour lasts approximately one hour.
  • For safety reasons, the tour is unsuitable for children under 5 years of age.

Download the RMKC App

The brand new RMKC app for android and Apple devices is here! An app filled to the brim with lots of info, top tips, and fun facts. Remember to download before your visit for access to exclusive retail and café discounts…


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


Open seven days per week. Tours take place every 15 minutes.


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


We aim to enable as many visitors as possible to enjoy our unique experience.


Answers to some of your most frequently asked questions.


Descubra más sobre los tours en español en The Real Mary King's Close.

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

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