Really interesting tour here, quite a small area underground but the guides were excellent the explanations of what might have taken place there were really interesting.
I had been to Mary King's Close a few days before and felt it was a rip off, a 45 minute tour of stuff that wasn't much to do with Mary King's Close by some dressed in a costume rounded off with about 5 mins in Mary King's Close where we weren't allowed to take pics but then had to pose for a pic they tried to flog us, not impressed there at all.
In Gilmerton Cove I felt like I was learning something, the guide was really friendly and interesting, after going round the different chambers and listening to the theories about when they were made and who could of used them and getting a real feel of mystery about the place we were left alone to take as many pics as we wanted.
We went to Craigmillar castle (which is nearby Gilmerton cove) and then Gilmerton for the same price as visiting Mary King's Close, would advise the double of Craigmillar and Gilmerton over Mary King's any day.
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