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Real Mary King's Close

High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1PG, Scotland
+44 845 070 6244
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The Real Mary King's Close Underground Guided Tour
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Hidden beneath the Royal Mile lies Edinburgh’s deepest secret: a warren of hidden ‘closes’ where real people lived, worked and died. For centuries they have lain forgotten and abandoned…until now. Visit Edinburgh's most famous Close, which makes Edinburgh's Hidden History unmissable.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Hours Today: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1PG, Scotland
Old Town
+44 845 070 6244
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you want to know the history of the real Edimburgo you have to visit Mary King's Close. Historical facts and dark humor provide an excelent time. Our guide, Tom, is really great.

Thank Maria José V
Reviewed yesterday

We are glad we took this tour as it showed us exactly what people lived through in that time. There are uneven floors and dark rooms so if you cannot handle this then do not go. The stories were very interesting and the tour guide...More

Thank Anita G
Reviewed yesterday

We thought this was a special place. Excellent guide, acting in character. Great atmosphere and lighting. The ghost section would be even better with some apparitions!!

Thank Robert M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited there on our last morning in Edinburgh and it was well worth the wait. The tour is about an hour and excellent value for money. It’s very informative and very entertaining and our excellent guide whose real name was Tom deserves an Oscar....More

Thank hilary r
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had a great visit. Loads of historical info liberally peppered with theatrical humour by our tour guide Tom. Would highly recomend.

Thank markbryant67
Reviewed 2 days ago

Tom gave us the best tour, with lots of animation and storytelling. He had patience with our quiet tour group, and stayed chipper and animated the whole time. Three cheers for Tom!

Thank HoneyBee742015
Reviewed 2 days ago

The remaining Closes of Edinburgh, actually being the current foundations of buildings on top at the Royal Mile can be visited with this well organized 1 hour Tour. Our guide Mark was just great. Very local, with some Italian passion, his story was credible and...More

Thank rliem
Reviewed 2 days ago

Sandy was an excellent tour guide and it was an amazing insightful tour. A labarinth of a hidden city waiting to be explored. It gave a real feel of what it would have been like in the days of the Black Plague.

Thank lucyburns101
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The tour guide, Katy was knowledgeable and friendly. Overall the tour was quite interesting but I didn't feel it was worth the money. £10pp would be a more realistic price.

Thank Ousby83
Reviewed 3 days ago

This was quite an interesting attraction. Our guide was great and we learned a lot. Wish that it was a longer tour with a smaller group

Thank brittanyl855
Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its
labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests
this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly
visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers
that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the
place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as
the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal
Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the
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4 August 2017|
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Response from RealMaryKingsClose | Property representative |
Hello, We have a number of photo options available, on site there is an option to buy a printed copy only, or you can buy the image on a USB, or both. With the online photo package, you get a physical copy but can upgrade... More
16 July 2017|
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Response from RealMaryKingsClose | Property representative |
Hello, Thank you for your enquiry. We are open all year round, the only day we close is Christmas Day (December 25th). You can find our opening hours below- April – October Monday to Sunday – 10am – 9pm (last... More
Debbie R
30 May 2017|
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Response from RealMaryKingsClose | Property representative |
Hi Debbie, Thank you for your enquiry. Due to the nature of our tour, we are only able to permit assistance dogs on our tour. We hope to welcome you soon.