Lying far beneath the City Chambers on the Royal Mile, Mary King’s Close is one of several avenues where people lived, worked and died between the 17th and the 19th centuries. Back in the 1600’s, it was one of Edinburgh’s busiest streets, bustling with commerce and trade.
How this street came to be buried underground 400 years later is one of Scotland’s most fascinating mysteries, with tales of ghosts, murderers, abandoned plague victims and more. And yet, the actual story behind The Real Mary King’s Close turn out to be far more riveting than the fables. Follow a costumed guide into this subterranean site to learn the fascinating and beguiling truth about one of Edinburgh’s top attractions.
Please note that tours run year round every 15 minutes from 10:00 a.m. Prebooking is strongly recommended in advance for this popular attraction.