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1-Hour Real Mary King's Close Underground Tour in Edinburgh

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  • 1-hour Real Mary King's Close underground tour in Edinburgh
  • Delve into the subterranean labyrinth of underground streets beneath the Royal Mile
  • Hear tales of 17th-century Edinburgh from a costumed character guide
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1-Hour Real Mary King's Close Underground Tour in Edinburgh
From US$20,21
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A 1 hour underground guided tour starting between 2pm and 6pm. Exact time to be confirmed at time of booking.
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Morning Tour
A 1 hour underground guided tour starting between 10am and 2pm. Exact time to be confirmed at time of booking.
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Morning Tour with Guide Book
A 1 hour underground guided tour starting between 10am and 2pm. Exact time to be confirmed at time of booking. This option also includes a guide book.
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Overview
Discover the secrets that lie beneath Edinburgh’s Royal Mile on a 1-hour tour of the Real Mary King's Close. Accompanied by a costumed guide, experience Edinburgh’s past as you explore the underground streets, hear stories about real-life residents, and learn about life in Edinburgh during the 17th century.
What to Expect

Make your own way to the entrance of The Real Mary King’s Close, located on the iconic Royal Mile in Edinburgh, and present your pre-paid voucher to a courteous member of staff. Descend to the atmospheric tangle of underground streets with your costumed character guide and embark on a journey into the heart of Edinburgh’s rich history.

Discover captivating myths and legends surrounding the subterranean close as you spend 60 minutes exploring the darkened streets. Gain fascinating insight into the rich and poor residents that lived in the close and allow your guide to conjure the vibrant atmosphere that used to permeate the area.

After your tour, revitalize with authentic Scottish snacks in the Royal Exchange Coffee House (own expense) and then peruse the gift shop for unique souvenirs representative of Scotland culture and history.

Reviews (88)
1 - 5 of 35 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago
Very interesting

Great place to visit and see another side of Edinburgh (also a good way to escape the cold and rain!) Our guide was excellent, had so much to tell us about the places we visited and kept it fun. All really well preserved and painted...More

Thank dand343
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
A taste of old Edinburgh's history

Guided 1 hour tour of rooms and closes (alleyways) of the very grim and unpleasant way many people lived 200 or so years ago. Highlighting the pneumonic and bubonic plague, (in)sanitary habits and many other reasons you would not have wanted to live there in...More

2  Thank Bill W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Extremely interesting to see a different side of Edinburgh

The tour was good, 1 hour was a good length of time to see the closes and experience what it might have been like living in Edinburgh during that time!

1  Thank Melissa C
Reviewed 2 October 2018
waste of money

very forced. terrible acting. no history. waste of money and time. felt llike sales job of the tour guide's book in the end.

4  Thank Sarah M
Reviewed 28 September 2018
Great History Lesson

Very cool tour, learning about the history of the city. Just awesome to be where people lived so many years ago. Great guide (Fiona).

1  Thank Dave B
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