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“Suprising Take on Life in Edinburgh”

The Real Mary King's Close
Ranked #8 of 449 things to do in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Go back in time under the streets of Edinburgh. A realy interesting tour on how life was in the City long ago.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although we were the last tour of what I'm sure was a very long day, our guide Tom's energy never flagged. He delivered an informative and entertaining tour with wry humor and side-comments meant to be overheard. His timing for both comedic and dramatic effect was spot on. We
The tour covers some rough terrain but Tom clearly pointed out any dangers and took care that we stayed safe. Do not schedule this tour for after you've had a pint or two. This tour includes extensive use of staircases, so be advised if your knees trouble you.

Thank Traci G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Monday my mum and I went on the "Real Mary Kings Close"-tour with Adam as our guide. He is an amazing story teller and he took us through history with great entusiasm and entertainment. The history of the closes in Edinburgh was very interesting. Definitely worth a visit!

Thank FieLuna
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Travel in time, learn a lot about the history and feel how it was back in the days. Thesis a great experience. Be sure to book in advance as it may be full. There are many options during the day. Only down part is that its not possible to photograph. But great experience

Thank M M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I found this tour to be very interesting but claustrophobic. All of the facts were great and I learned a lot but was relieved when it was over.
We did have to pay and come back over an hour later so prepay if you can and save yourself some time because they sell out.

Thank Stephanie P
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