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Real Mary King's Close

High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1PG, Scotland
+44 131 225 0672
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Hidden beneath the Royal Mile lies Edinburgh’s deepest secret: a warren of hidden ‘closes’ where real people lived, worked and died. For centuries they have lain forgotten and abandoned…until now. Visit Edinburgh's most famous Close, which makes Edinburgh's Hidden History unmissable.
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  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1PG, Scotland
Old Town
+44 131 225 0672
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Reviewed yesterday

This tour of the "underworld" of Edinburgh is very informative with lots of historical facts and descriptions of life and living conditions in this famous long abandoned street. You are taken around in small tour groups and given the history of the rooms and houses...More

Thank JJ_Dragon
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

3 teens were impressed so that’s saying something. Fiona P was tour guide and she was brilliant. You really get to see and feel like what living in Edinburgh in the 1600s was like. Tour guides dress up in costumes. Well worth a go. Good...More

Thank Fifipie1
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited Mary kings close We found it good value for money and also a good insight into days of old in Edinburgh and how folk lived our guide Sandy was also very knowledgeable and gave a good tour we would recommend this if you...More

Thank jimmyjim50
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visit the real Mary kings close on Sunday 21st January for the second time and it is worth every penny . Our guide Bethany was extremely likeable and informative so much so that I didn’t feel the need to ask questions as she covered everything...More

Thank gemz-sand
Reviewed yesterday

We had an awesome guide, he did his best to make the stories come to life. Overall, the tour is not very exciting.

Thank Allie_LRL
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited while in Edinburgh with my partner and I would definitely go again! We managed to get on the 16:15 tour on a Saturday. Our tour guide Mark was absolutely amazing!! Incredibly knowledgable about the history of the closed and Edinburgh itself. It can’t be...More

Thank Andrew T
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visited here today. Both my husband and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Katie was our guide and she was fantastic. Her knowledge was incredible. Thank you Katie. A must place to visit.

Thank Carol C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I was really looking forward to this attraction but was slightly disappointed. Our guide was a fab young lad who clearly knows his history. He was very informative although at times the ‘talking’ went around the houses a bit too much and lasted a little...More

Thank Briggslm83
Reviewed 2 days ago

Tried to book tickets online but dialogue box stated there was a problem with the site. I then emailed and asked for them to contact me to book tickets. That was two weeks ago and I am still waiting on the company to get back...More

Thank H6104UTcraigs
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The misses and I visited the Real Mary Kings Close last night and had a brilliant time! Our tour guide Aaron was fantastic and made our tour very enjoyable with lots of facts and made us all laugh. A real eye opener into to the...More

Thank Ryan A
Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its
labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests
this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly
visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers
that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the
place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as
the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal
Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the
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20 November 2017|
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Response from RealMaryKingsClose | Property representative |
Hello, Thank you for your message. Tours run every 15minutes, but our opening hours vary depending on day and time of year. Your best bet is to check our website for the current information. Kind regards, The Real Mary... More
4 August 2017|
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Response from RealMaryKingsClose | Property representative |
Hello, We have a number of photo options available, on site there is an option to buy a printed copy only, or you can buy the image on a USB, or both. With the online photo package, you get a physical copy but can upgrade... More
16 July 2017|
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Response from RealMaryKingsClose | Property representative |
Hello, Thank you for your enquiry. We are open all year round, the only day we close is Christmas Day (December 25th). You can find our opening hours below- April – October Monday to Sunday – 10am – 9pm (last... More