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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$ 20.13
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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$ 20.13
Morning Tour
A 1 hour underground guided tour starting between 10am and 2pm. Exact time to be confirmed at time of booking.
US$ 20.13
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$ 25.97
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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 (76)

1 - 5 of 23 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Into the Catacombs

Edinburgh is built like a layer cake: level upon level upon level. This tour takes you into the lower levels of that architecture, into what originally were shops and homes clustered into the ancient glacier carved hollows as the city grew, which are now virtual...More

2  Thank indymaru
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Interesting light hearted tour

Shortly after stepping off the overnight train from London with very little sleep and possibly too much time in the bar/buffet car I went on this pre booked tour with seven friends. Despite feeling just a bit jaded ! We got around the underground tour...More

2  Thank buckers46
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
A "must see" part of Edinburgh !

Amazing and highly recommended. Our guide "Pedro" somehow managed to deliver a spot-on British dead-pan sense of humour while giving us an history lesson.

1  Thank jimatblackriver
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Well worth a look

I enjoyed the history of the tour. the guide was informative and the light theatrics were welcomed. It was interesting to imagine how life must have been back then. I would recommend this to any traveler as it really show cases how life would have...More

Thank Olivia T
Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Half of our group loved it the other half not so much

It offers a different insight into how the other half lived in Edinburgh. Kids liked some of it, half the adults loved it and found it very interesting, the other half thought it was trying too hard. Personally I'd recommend it so you can guess...More

3  Thank Michael R
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