Packed full of history (over 300 years to be precise)

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The Real Mary King’s Close is hidden beneath the characteristic and lively streets of Edinburgh’s busy thoroughfare – the Royal Mile.

Shrouded in myths and mysteries, The Close and its warren of streets, homes, and passageways offer a truly unique 5 star visitor experience. Unlock the secrets of Edinburgh’s only preserved 17thcentury street, wander through a labyrinth of Old Town alleyways, avoid the cry of gardyloo, and discover the stories of the people who lived, worked, and died here.

Step down below the Royal Mile and back in time with one of The Close’s former residents…

  • Explore Edinburgh’s best underground experience.
  • Learn authentic truths about the city’s past.
  • Follow in the footsteps of former residents.
  • Meet the Plague Doctor and relax in his outdoor courtyard.

Step down into Edinburgh’s hidden history on a one hour fully guided tour.


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

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