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STEP DOWN INTO EDINBURGH'S HIDDEN
HISTORY

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We are delighted to share our Visit Britain 'good to go' accreditation. This shows that we are doing following government guidelines and doing all we can to ensure a safe and enjoyable visit for all. You can find out more about the work we're doing by checking out our 'know before you go' guidelines.

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Journey Back In Time

Imagine a warren of streets frozen in time, where centuries of stories are just waiting to be told. Discover authentic truths about Edinburgh's dark past, and find out what it was really like for the people who lived, worked, and died on the Close.

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Explore uniquely preserved streets...

Journey back in time and follow in the footsteps of former residents. Step down and explore the rooms, streets and spaces underneath the famous Royal Mile - a unique glimpse into the city's past, and Edinburgh's only preserved 17th century street.

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Meet The Residents...

Experience over 400 years of history, and discover the stories of your character guide. From myths and legends, to the deadly plague epidemic, and a famous royal visitor - there's a myriad of tales just waiting to be told on this one hour guided tour.

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Find Us On The Royal Mile

A ten minute walk from Edinburgh Castle, across from the magnificent St Giles Cathedral.

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DIRECTIONS

Gift Shop

Expect an abundance of quirky, and locally sourced gifts. Some handmade by our creative team, others a showcase of Scotland's best produce and craftsmanship.

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Coffee House

The unique setting of Edinburgh's historic Burgh Courtroom is filled to the brim with locally sourced Brodies coffee, scrumptious cakes, and Angie's homemade soup (a real favourite with all our guests).

COME & SAY HELLO
"A brilliant way to spend an hour. We really enjoyed this tour, the guide was full of information and knowledge and the place is fascinating... the set up for social distancing is well planned and executed." kandnpeacock, TripAdvisor, July 2020
"Excellent. Great historical info made fun without relying on just ghost stories to keep us interested. I went with my teenage son very soon after the tours started again and everything was well organised and straightforward. Our guide, Maggie, was great. She really knew her stuff and was very engaging. This place is definitely worth a visit" scotthJ616QQ, TripAdvisor, July 2020
"A fantastic experience. What an absolutely wonderful experience this is! Steeped in local history from locals of that time period. Caroline our guide was brilliant she was totally in character and was extremely friendly and helpful. A real must for history buffs. The social distancing measures that have been put in place are fantastic." Chewie100, TripAdvisor, July 2020
"Amazing time. Visited on Thursday after walking past it all week and boy was I glad I did! Learnt so much on the tour that I didn't even know about before. Our tour guide Ash was very friendly and formative. The way the distancing was worked into the places worked beautifully and was made to look like part of the scenes. Will definitely be recommending!" lucied1997, TripAdvisor, July 2020

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The Real Mary King's Close
2 Warriston's Close
High Street
Edinburgh EH1 1PG 0131 225 0672
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