2 Warriston's Close
EH1 1 Edinburgh, United Kingdom
tel: 0845 070 6244
Apr-Oct daily 10am-9pm; Nov-Mar Sun-Fri 10am-4pm and Sat 10am-9pm
The Real Mary King's Close is an incredible tour of the long-forgotten underground streets of Edinburgh dating from the 16th and 17th centuries, which were paved over as the city grew. Guides dressed in period costumes walk you through these long-forgotten closes, buildings and streets while describing what life may have been like for the residents, particularly during the plague. The closes are thought to be haunted as well, and tourists can take either a normal walking tour or a supernatural history tour.