The Real Mary King's Close

The Real Mary King's Close
2 Warriston's Close, High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1PG
  • Telephone 0845 070 6244
  • Opening times Mar–Oct: 10am–9pm; Nov–Mar: 10am–5pm.
  • Seasonal times During Aug daily 9am–11pm.
  • Admission £12.50 (£11; children £7)
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Beneath the Royal Mile lies a warren of hidden closes where citizens of Edinburgh lived, worked and died in the 16th and 17th centuries. Tours in these subterranean chambers are led by guides in the character of real people who lived in the close. There are also souvenir shops and a courtyard café.

  • Provides: Free wi-fi

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Cask Is King

A guided tour through the dark streets of The Real Mary King’s Close where you can enjoy a dram with a difference and hear the story of whisky you never knew. 

Thu 11 May

Thu 18 May

Thu 25 May

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