Real Mary King's Close Bookings

Access For All

We aim to enable as many visitors as possible to enjoy the unique experience of visiting The Real Mary King’s Close. However, due to its historic nature and layout, as well as to protect the health and safety of all of our guests, we would like to make you aware of the following:

  • Guests can view a model of the Close in our free exhibition.
  • Our knowledgeable team is always on hand to answer any questions, and to explain the site in more detail.
  • There’s free admission for carers when accompanying visitors with disabilities. Tickets are not available via our website at the moment.
  • We have free multi-language audio guides available. The audio provides an overview of the tour, but isn’t an exact character guide interpretation of the experience. To reserve, please email contact@realmarykingsclose.com.
  • A copy of our script is available for guests with hearing impairment needs . To reserve an e-reader, please email contact@realmarykingsclose.com.

 

Approach To The Building

  • From the street to the main entrance, there is level access. The Royal Mile is sloped, but fairly level at the main door into the attraction.
  • Steps lead from the admissions area and exhibition to the rest of the site. Our café, shop, and toilets can also be accessed via the Warriston’s Close entrance to the attraction.

The Tour

  • There are a total of 58 steps to be descended and 38 ascended as part of the tour. There is no lift access unfortunately.
  • The character-led experience lasts approximately one hour.
  • There is a minimum age limit of 5 for the tour, and children aged 16 or under must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Due to uneven surfaces and some steep inclines, sturdy footwear is recommended.
  • Many areas are dimly lit, and some guests may experience disorientation or claustrophobia.
  • Guides are equipped with radios. If you need to leave the tour at any stage, your guide will arrange for a member of the team to take you back upstairs.

Access Guide

For information on accessibility at The Real Mary King’s Close, please take a peek at our access guide.


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