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!
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.
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
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