Real Mary King's Close

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6 expert recommendations


Atlas Obscura

17th century streets hidden under Edinburgh were once a breeding ground for the black death.  Full review →


Fodor's Tick Choice

Hidden beneath the City Chambers, this narrow, cobbled close, or lane, named after a former landowner, is said to be one of Edinburgh's most haunted sites. Full review →


Frommer's 35

These underground "closes," originally very narrow walkways with houses on either side, date back centuries. Full review →


Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

This spooky, subterranean labyrinth gives a fascinating insight into the everyday life of 17th-century Edinburgh. Full review →


The Telegraph

It explores a series of narrow 17th century streets, subsequently built over and closed to the public until the first tours began in 1990s. Full review →


Travel + Leisure

Tour this warren of recently opened underground alleyways for a fascinating account of the city's past (victims of the 1644 plague died here) and a firsthand look into restored 17th-century town houses. Full review →

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