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Self-led Audio Guide Tour

Experience The Real Mary King’s Close Up Close

If you’re looking for something fun and unique to do this summer, you’ve come to the right place! Visit The Close on a self-led audio guide tour and see The Real Mary King’s Close in a new light. Marvel at the original wallpaper decorations preserved from the 17th century or take a peek at Mr Chesney’s infamous ‘thunderbox’ from a safe distance. The audio-guided tour will take you around all the highlights of The Real Mary King’s Close, uncover the historic tales behind them, and let you delve into the stories of the people who lived, worked, and died on The Close.

What’s included in the self-led audio guide tour?

  • Evening 1h experience
  • Explore the attraction with an English audio guide on a pre-set route.
  • The tour will be self-led.
  • Members of our team will be on-site to direct you through the sequence of rooms in a one-way system.
  • The experience is set up, so social distancing of 2m between households (max. 6 people) can be obtained at all times.
  • 1-2 audio guide will be allocated per group

When: Friday & Saturday in August
Time: Time slots between 19.00 and 21.00
Price: £12 per person

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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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