The History of Leith

December 6, 2007

Mary King’s Close

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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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