The Real Mary King's Close
- Telephone 0845 070 6244
- Opening times Mar–Oct: 10am–9pm; Nov–Mar: 10am–5pm.
- Seasonal times During Aug daily 9am–11pm.
- Admission £12.50 (£11; children £7)
- Website www.realmarykingsclose.com
Beneath the Royal Mile lies a warren of hidden closes where citizens of Edinburgh lived, worked and died in the 16th and 17th centuries. Tours in these subterranean chambers are led by guides in the character of real people who lived in the close. There are also souvenir shops and a courtyard café.
- Provides: Free wi-fi
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Scotland's Yuletide Past
Join a Victorian tour guide and travel back in time, take a walk through the narrow closes and explore the traditions of years gone by. From the myths of festive faeries and spirits, to how Christmas celebrations evolved into the cherished traditions of today, this tour offers a unique insight into how Scots celebrated…
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