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Experience 17th-century Edinburgh by touring The Real Mary King's Close. This collection of underground alleyways features buildings dating back to period of the Plague, and gives you a glimpse of Edinburgh life hundreds of years ago. Take a tour with a guide in period dress who will recount the close's history, share its associated ghost stories and myths, and bring you into a handful of homes left in their original condition. Named for Mary King, a famous local fabric trader and seamstress in the 1630s, the area was open to the sky before the city built over it and put it beneath street level. Make sure you wear comfortable shoes, because you'll be walking on cobblestone streets. To visit The Real Mary King's Close and get the most from your holiday in Edinburgh, create itinerary details personal to you using our Edinburgh vacation planning tool.
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Tours to The Real Mary King's Close
$72 BOOK WITH VIATOR Edinburgh Custom Private Tour with a Local, see the city unscripted Edinburgh Custom Private Tour with a Local, see the city unscripted
Duration: 2 hours
$10 BOOK WITH VIATOR Edinburgh: Self-Guided City Experience Edinburgh: Self-Guided City Experience
Duration: 1 day
$96 BOOK WITH VIATOR Edinburgh Private Tour with a Local Guide, Highlights & Hidden Gems Edinburgh Private Tour with a Local Guide, Highlights & Hidden Gems
Duration: 2 to 4 hours
The Real Mary King's Close reviews
This was a great tour, very informative. Our tour guide, Erin, was tremendous, engaging and extremely knowledgeable.
This was a great tour, very informative. Our tour guide, Erin, was tremendous, engaging and extremely knowledgeable. more »
The tour of one of the old streets, now located underneath the city, was very interesting and the site has been well presented for tourists giving us a really enjoyable hour or so going from room to..... more
The tour of one of the old streets, now located underneath the city, was very interesting and the site has been well presented for tourists giving us a really enjoyable hour or so going from room to..... more »
Went away for a girlie weekend and thought we would do a few tours, our guide Emma from Edinburgh was great, she was knew her history and answered everyone's questions with ease, the street was incredible, to be able to see what the low houses looked like and the conditions the people lived in was amazing. Really enjoyed this tour, well stocked gift shop and coffee shop at the end of the tour.
We went on few tour while staying a week in Edinburgh and this one was defiantly one of the best ones! We had an amazing guide - Alyssia - who gave us historic facts while being being extremely entertaining. I did not realize how haunted the city was before going on the tour. 5 stars!
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