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The Real Mary Kings Close

The Real Mary Kings Close2 Warristons Close
High Street
Edinburgh
Lothian
EH1 1PG
Telephone: 0845 070 6244

About

The Real Mary Kings Close

The Real Mary King’s Close is a warren of underground streets and spaces.

It can be a strange concept to understand: back in the 1600’s, Mary King’s Close and neighbouring Closes were at the heart of Edinburgh’s busy and vibrant streets, open to the skies and bustling with traders selling their precious wares to the Old Town’s residents. Why would this street find itself underground 400 years later?...

For years, the hidden Closes of Old Town Edinburgh have been shrouded in myths and mysteries, with blood curdling tales of ghosts and more, and of plague victims being walled up and left to die… eek! Research and archaeological evidence have revealed a truer story, rooted in fact and, as is so often the case, more fascinating than any amount of fiction: but no spoilers here, you'll have to go to find out!

With a costumed character tour guide based on a one time resident, you will explore this underground site, hearing these fascinating stories. Tours take approximately one hour and are frequent, taking place every 15 minutes from 10am (9.30am in August). A 1 hour Overground Tour Experience is available as a bolt on to the standard tour for just an additional £5: a great way of extending your day out even further!

It's worth remembering that some children react badly to wax dummies, thought should be given to personal suitability before you go! Under 5s are not permitted anyway due to the occasional unnerving content.


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It may be worth checking out The Real Mary Kings Close's website to see if there are any special events or seasonal fun things to do that may be going on during the day.


http://www.realmarykingsclose.com/


We do strongly suggest you contact The Real Mary Kings Close before you set off on your family day out, just to make sure they are open and to confirm admission prices, as there is nothing worse than disappointed kids in the back of your car after a long journey.

Opening Times

2016 Opening Details:
March 25th 2016 to October 31st 2016
Monday to Sunday 10am to 9pm (last tour)

Prices & Admission

2016 Prices:
Adult £14.50
Senior (60+) £12.75
Student (with valid student ID) £12.75
Child (5 to 15 years) £8.75
Family (2 Adult + 2 Children) £39.95

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The Real Mary Kings Close2 Warristons Close
High Street
Edinburgh
Lothian
EH1 1PG
Telephone: 0845 070 6244