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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.
The Real Mary Kings Close, 2 Warriston's Close, Edinburgh EH3 5LG, UK
Returns to original departure point
Guide book (if option selected)
Entry/Admission - The Real Mary King's Close
Food and drinks
Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
Not wheelchair accessible
Tours depart every 15 minutes: you will be required to pick your preferred time
Please request a language audio guide at the time of booking to reserve
It's very important that you arrive in time for your allocated departure time as per the confirmation after booking: customers will not be admitted onto any other tour time
Due to uneven surfaces, steep inclines and low level lighting, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities
Children aged 4 and under are not permitted on the tour
No photography is permitted during the tour
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Catherine, our guide, did an amazing job describing the lives of the people living in Mary King's Close with clarity and genuine passion and interest. Not too long, not too short: just right! Our group thoroughly enjoyed it:) Strongly recommended (I rarely post reviews)!
This was a really good tour I thought it was going to be overcrowded and rushed because of the festival but it wasn't, it was very professional and the guide was great.Really enjoyed this and well worth the worth the money..
It needs to be pre-booked either online or in the office they have there. They’ll have everyone’s names on paper before the tour starts. I’m not sure how far in advance they need, but the website is user friendly.