The History of Leith

December 6, 2007

Mary King’s Close


For years the hidden underground closes of Mary King’s Close, in the Old Town area of Edinburgh, Scotland, have been shrouded in myths and mysteries. Blood-curdling tales of ghosts and murders, and myths of plague victims being walled up and left to die.[1] However, new research and archaeological evidence has revealed that the close actually consists of a number of closes; which were originally narrow streets with tenement houses on either side, stretching up to seven storeys high and is now a commercial tourist attraction. for more click here

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