Overground Walking Tour
Enhance your visit to The Real Mary King’s Close with our overground walking tour!
After exploring Edinburgh’s hidden history under The Royal Mile, you can step into the spring sunshine on our overground adventure. The combined underground-overground offer means there are now even more opportunities to experience Edinburgh’s rich history.
In the company of a character tour guide, you will be taken on a historical journey spanning nine centuries of the city’s fascinating past; covering tales from the Toll Booth to the exploration of Closes that were spared the same fate of Mary King’s Close.
Whilst surrounded by architecturally diverse monuments and buildings, including the Mercat Cross and St Giles’ Cathedral, guests will discover how the residents of Edinburgh tried to keep crime out of the city walls, learn why execution north of the border had a slight advantage, get to grips with trading and local life as well as hear stories of the more infamous inhabitants of these historic streets.
Running twice daily at 12:15 and 15:15, the hour long tour is available to those booking a standard underground tour and is an additional £5 on top of a standard tour ticket.
Pre-booking is recommended; advance bookings can be made by calling 0131 225 0672 or in person at The Real Mary King’s Close.
(Please note, guests are advised to leave at least 15 mins between completing the 1 hour tour of The Real Mary King’s Close and commencing their overground experience.)
DUE TO THE EDINBURGH FRINGE FESTIVAL ON THE HIGH STREET THE WALKING TOUR WILL NOT RUN IN AUGUST.