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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$20,85
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Afternoon TourMost Popular
A 1 hour underground guided tour starting between 2pm and 6pm. Exact time to be confirmed at time of booking.
US$20,85
Morning Tour
A 1 hour underground guided tour starting between 10am and 2pm. Exact time to be confirmed at time of booking.
US$20,85
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.
US$26,90
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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 (83)

1 - 5 of 30 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago
Very interesting

We visited this recently and found it very interesting. The guide obviously knew her history and was very informative which helped. There were no children in our group but I did find myself wondering how much younger children would get from the visit. The highlight...More

Thank penny097
Reviewed 1 week ago
Quite Interesting but overpriced and a bit of a let down

To be perfectly honest I was really looking forward to the visit; I had the impression that you could walk down the close looking at all the houses and rooms running off it. Wrong! We seemed to wander aimlessly from room to room in other...More

3  Thank marion2715
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
An evening tour-

This tour is super- it is like stepping back in time and experiencing what life was really like in auld Edinburgh- It’s a tour for all ages... and has been improved in the last few years. It was a must do in its original/more basic...More

Thank Voyage473695
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
One not to miss.

A fascinating, entertaining and informative tour into the history of Edinburgh. Really interesting and well presented.

1  Thank David K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
A tour with substance.

I've taken taken several walking tours in Edinburgh by now, and this was one of the best. You will be looking at a preserved piece of medieval history, and they dress it up with a few exhibits along the way. Our guide was glib and...More

1  Thank Patricia W