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The Real Mary King’s Close

Imagine no more… For hundreds of years the true story of the Close has remained untold – until now! The Real Mary King’s Close is situated on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile and is a unique, historical, 5 star attraction.

Buried deep beneath the streets lies the city’s deepest secret; a warren of hidden streets that has remained frozen in time since the 17th Century. There is nowhere in the world quite like Mary King’s Close.

In the company of an expert character guide, you can explore this unique site and experience what it was really like for the people who lived, worked and died here. Discover how the fate of this once bustling environment was finally sealed.

The Real Mary King’s Close is unmissable. An award-winning five star attraction that brings to life an important piece of Edinburgh’s rich history; a fascinating underground network of hidden closes and rooms that reveals an extraordinary time capsule of life as it used to be in the Old Town.

Throughout the year they hold special events and tours, allowing guests to experience this unique site like never before. Discover live music in the Cow Shed, poetry in the Gallery Room or darker, scarier tours later in the evenings. Check the website or follow them on social media for up-to-date information.

Open all year (except 25 December)

April – October daily 10am – 9pm
November – March, Sunday – Thursday 10am – 5pm, Friday & Saturday 10am – 9pm

2 Warriston’s Close, High Street, EH1 1PG | 0845 070 6244

The Real Mary Kings Close