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The Real Mary King's Close

2 Warriston's Close, High Street, EDINBURGH, EH1 1PG

Hidden deep beneath the Royal Mile lies Edinburgh's deepest secret; a warren of hidden 'closes' or streets where people lived, worked and died. For centuries they have lain forgotten and abandoned... until now. This award-winning underground attraction is a curious network of streets, town houses and rooms. Step back in time as you meet the characters from days gone by and enjoy stories of life on the Close from the perspective of a one-time resident.

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Tel: 0131 225 0672
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£14.50 (ch £8.75, students & seniors £12.75). Family (2ad+2ch) £39.95

Opening times

Open all year, Apr-Oct, daily 10-9, Nov-Mar Sun-Thu 10-5, Fri-Sat 10-9. Closed 25 Dec
Average visit 1hr




Dogs not allowed on tour

Assist dogs allowed all areas.


Partly accessible. Ramped access provided to information and retail outlet & cafe
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The Real Mary King's Close
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Off High St, opposite St. Giles Cathedral

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