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The Real Mary King's Close

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Shrouded in myths and mysteries, The Close and its warren of streets, homes and passageways offer a truly unique 5-star visitor experience.

View from top of Mary King's Close, The Real Mary King's Close
  • View from top of Mary King's Close, The Real Mary King's Close
  • Light shining through door into dark corridor, The Real Mary King's Close
  • Empty cowshed , The Real Mary King's Close
  • Pile of dolls in abandoned room, The Real Mary King's Close

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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. Unlock the secrets of Edinburgh’s only preserved 17th century 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. From myths and legends, to the deadly plague epidemic and a famous royal visitor – there's a myriad of stories just waiting to be told by your character guide.

Step onto our standard, 1-hour tour to follow in the footsteps of the former residents of The Close, or discover more history by booking onto one of our special events. Get a taste of the past (literally) by learning how to brew and analyse 17th century medicine with our new, immersive tasting experience, Dr Arnott's Sampling Sensation. Join us too as we celebrate the legacies and achievements of the remarkable women of Edinburgh whose impact shaped the history of the city with our Herstory Tours.

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Accessible toilets

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