Mary King’s Close

In the middle of the Old Town you will find this curious street that in its time was one of the main commercial roads of Edinburgh. It took its name from one Mary King, a merchant burgess who resided on the close in the 17th century. In the 18th century the Close was partially demolished and buried due to the building of the Royal Exchange and it was closed to the public for many years.
Nowadays Mary King’s Close consists of a number of closes which were originally narrow streets with tenement houses on either side. It is a visitor attraction opened everyday of the week where guests can take guided tours or audio guides to learn about Edinburgh’s hidden history.

Be ready to hear some old stories and spooky legends (or real events) about the history of the close…
More info:

Leave a comment

Argyle Backpackers