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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Extremely interesting with a gentle humour to the tour. Well worth a visit. Very well organised and safe.

Date of experience: May 2021
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TRMKCManagement, Manager at The Real Mary King's Close, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for sharing your review and stepping down into Edinburgh's hidden history with us. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit!
Best wishes from all the team at The Real Mary King's Close

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's the first time ive been to Edinburgh so i thought i'd soak up a bit of the history and book myself on a tour. I happened to come across the tour shop and was instantly greeted with a friendly and helpful attitude, where i was booked on for the same day to go underground and into the old city!
When i rocked up at my start time, the gift shop was full of interesting items and the staff were all dressed in outfits from the 1700s (i think) and helped all the guests to prepare for the tour.

Especially with the current covid climate, things can be difficult to work around to provide a sense of normality. However the team here have really tried to make things as easy as possible for the guests by using a letter system on the floor to keep guests socially distanced as they move through the various rooms.

Our tour guide, Megan, was a fountain of knowledge and performed the tour perfectly. Not only was she friendly and knowledgeable, she didn't give that "scripted" feel and aura that a lot of tour guides give!

All in all i really enjoyed the tour, with its use of modern technology and skilled tour guides, i would definitely come again!

Thank you for a great experience, keep up the good work!

Date of experience: May 2021
Thank Ethan S
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TRMKCManagement, Manager at The Real Mary King's Close, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us. We're so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time with us, and stepping down into Edinburgh's hidden history. We pride ourselves on telling the real stories of the people who lived on The Close and our guides are a huge part of bringing history to life. We will be sure to pass your kind words on to Megan. We are also glad to hear the current circumstances did not hinder your visit, as we have worked hard to implement the changes as smoothly as possible.
We do hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Edinburgh! Best wishes from all of us on The Close

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our guide Adam made this a wonderful and interesting tour. Very knowledgable throughout and made everyone feel safe with current restrictions. Would recommend for anyone looking to delve into old Edinburgh history.

Date of experience: May 2021
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TRMKCManagement, Manager at The Real Mary King's Close, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your feedback. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your experience on the tour. Our guides are a huge part of bringing our history to life; I’ll be sure to pass on your lovely comments to Adam. We do hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Edinburgh. Best wishes from all of us on The Close

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really interesting tour that takes you back to 1645 Edinburgh, guide was excellent, really knowledgeable and the whole tour was fascinating, the hour seemed to fly by

Date of experience: May 2021
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TRMKCManagement, Manager at The Real Mary King's Close, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for sharing your review and stepping down into Edinburgh's hidden history with us. Our guides are a huge part of bringing our history to life, so we are so glad you enjoyed their retelling of the stories of The Close. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit! Best wishes from the team

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Meghan is a faboulous tour guide! Very informative and entertaining. We learned a lot about this period of time and her explanations were very interesting and clear. We couldn't have wished for a better guide! Great experience, highly recommended!

Date of experience: May 2021
Thank Tim C
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TRMKCManagement, Manager at The Real Mary King's Close, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for sharing your experience at The Real Mary King's Close. We're so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time with us, and stepping down into Edinburgh's hidden history. Our guides are a huge part of bringing our history to life; I’ll be sure to pass on your lovely comments to Megan. We do hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Edinburgh!

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