The Real Mary King's Close

The Real Mary King's Close
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Underneath the Royal Mile lies Edinburgh's deepest secret; a warren of underground streets and houses that has remained frozen in time since the 17th century. In the company of an expert guide, you can explore the site and experience what it was really like for people who lived, worked and died here. The Real Mary King's Close makes Edinburgh's hidden history unmissable.

Venue Type:

Heritage site, Archaeological site

Opening hours

April 1st - October 31st (except Aug) - 10:00 - 21:00 - Seven days a week

August only - 09:00 - 21:00 - Seven days a week

November 1st - March 31st - 10:00 - 17:00 - Sun - Thurs
10:00 - 21:00 - Fri & Sat

Closed: Christmas Day

Admission charges

Adult £15.50
Concession £13.50
Child £9.50
Family £42.50

Additional info

Booking in advance is strongly advised for The Real Mary King's Close either online or over the phone.

The Real Mary King's Close
2 Warriston's Close, High Street


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General information and enquiries


Pre-booking recommended

0845 070 6244

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