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  1. United Kingdom
  2. Scotland
  3. Edinburgh
  4. Royal Mile

Real Mary King's Close: Guided Tour and Afternoon Tea

Product ID: 105155
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Explore Edinburgh’s hidden history on a fully-guided tour of the Real Mary King's Close. Discover the city’s deepest secrets and venture through subterranean streets frozen in time since the 17th century.
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Duration 1 hour
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Experience a 1-hour guided tour beneath the Royal Mile
  • Enjoy an afternoon tea or coffee (after the tour) in The Real Mary King's Close café, offering authentic Scottish produce for all the family
  • See how Edinburgh's citizens lived in the 17th century
  • Discover the city's dark secrets, legends and ghost stories
Full description
Journey through time in the underground streets of Mary King’s Close and learn how this incredible subterranean space was once the heart of Edinburgh's vibrant Old Town.

Explore hidden streets shrouded in mystery and follow a guide in period costume as you explore the site and learn about its fascinating past.

After the tour, escape the hustle and bustle of the Royal Mile and enjoy a relaxing afternoon tea with sandwiches, delicious cakes and fruit scones in a historical setting at Mary King's Coffee House.
  • Underground tour of the Real Mary King's Close
  • Afternoon tea
What’s Not Included
  • Photos
  • Guidebook
  • Additional food and drink

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Meeting point

2 Warriston's Close, Royal Mile, High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1PG

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The Real Mary King's Close

Product ID: 105155