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The Real Mary King's Close, Edinburgh

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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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  • The Real Mary's King Close tour was one of the highlights of our trip. Euan our tour guide was funny, knowledgeable and passionate, which made the tour. It was fascinating, with so much to learn and.....  more
    The Real Mary's King Close tour was one of the highlights of our trip. Euan our tour guide was funny, knowledgeable and passionate, which made the tour. It was fascinating, with so much to learn and.....  more »
  • Visited this lunchtime.Our guide was Ewan.He was really knowledgable and very funny.Great experience-can highly recommend,but only if you ask for Ewan! 
    Visited this lunchtime.Our guide was Ewan.He was really knowledgable and very funny.Great experience-can highly recommend,but only if you ask for Ewan!  more »
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  • 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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