The Real Mary King's Close

Address: The Royal Mile, Edinburgh, Scotland
Telephone: 0845 070 6244

- Mid-range


Ancient street underneath The Royal Mile, opened to the public after hundreds of years.

The Real Mary King's Close is not for the faint-hearted. Yes, there are haunted houses in every fairground from here to Timbuktu...but this is the real thing.

Value for money

Price advice

Adults £11.50, children £6 (see below for age advice).

Expert tips

I would say most kids under eight may find it frightening, though the stipulations is no-one under the age of five.

If you don't like enclosed space this may not be for you.

Book ahead in the high season as it is very popular attraction.

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Culture vultures
  • Families with teenagers
  • First-time travellers
  • Seasoned travellers
  • Education
  • Sightseeing
  • Chilling out
  • History
  • Design and architecture