This month, we are running special PRIDE HISTORY TOURS.

Only on FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS – Click here to book.

Take a private tour

Maximum of 18 people per Private Tour.



Are you looking to take a private tour?

Enjoy your very own Private Tour of The Real Mary King’s Close for you and up to 17 additional guests. Located in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town, your guests will go on a journey through time on these now hidden streets where they will uncover some of the city’s deepest secrets. In the company of an expert character guide, based on a one time resident of Mary King’s Close, your guests will hear about the real people who lived and worked on these once bustling closes.

Meet our former residents

From the maid to the merchant, the plague cleaner to the poet, each character offers a unique perspective of day to day life in 16th and 17th century Edinburgh.

Ideal for larger groupsfamilies or corporate days out. Available across a range of languages with our free audio guides. We are now offering a unique opportunity for you and your guests or clients to enjoy a private tour of The Real Mary King’s Close and have a one to one journey through this fascinating historical site. 

Our Private Tours give you the perfect opportunity to experience The Close in your own group. Be it friends, family or colleagues, you are sure to have a truly unique experience. Private Tours are based on a maximum of 18 people.

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