The Real Mary King's Close

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8 / 10

8 expert reviews

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

– The Telegraph

Frommer's Frommer's
"These underground "closes," originally very narrow walkways with houses on either side, date back centuries." Full review
Lonely Planet Lonely Planet
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"This spooky, subterranean labyrinth gives a fascinating insight into the everyday life of 17th-century Edinburgh." Full review
Travel + Leisure 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
Atlas Obscura Atlas Obscura
"17th century streets hidden under Edinburgh were once a breeding ground for the black death. " Full review
Fodor's Fodor's
"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
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