Explore Edinburgh’s hidden history beneath the Royal Mile on a fully-guided tour of the Real Mary King's Close. Discover the city’s deepest secrets…
What people are saying about Real Mary King's Close
We went here with our sons aged 16, 13, 11, and everyone really enjoyed this tour under the streets of Edinburgh. The guide was fun and enthusiastic and painted a vivid picture of life in ancient Edinburgh, warts and all! For me the highlight was the actual Mary King’s Close itself which was well enough preserved to be able to imagine it as one of Edinburgh’s main streets with bustling market and busy homes and businesses. The tour lasted about an hour and wasn’t cheap, but the guide was great and there was lots to see and learn so I would certainly recommend this tour to others.
One of the highlights of 5 days in Edinburgh. Stepping into Mary King’s world was interesting and educational. Until this tour, I used to think how amazing it would be to go back in time and see what life was like. This tour cures that desire through vivid descriptions of what you would really be stepping into if you lived in Edinburgh 300-400 years ago.
Fantastic glimpse into undercity life. Guide very knowledgeable and fun. Very entertaining would book tour again. Restaurant at end, let it down....lots of staff but know one wanting to serve. Stood there for ages.
Interesting walk through Edinburgh history, if a little rushed due to compact scheduling. More time would have allowed the [obviously] knowledgeable guides to convey the information in less of a rush.
It gave a real view of how and where people lived. Thankfully we were spared the smells and sounds though! It really gave you an insight into what life was like and what people endured.