Feel the Thrill in Visiting Mary King’s Close

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Looking at the old buildings in Edinburgh, you’ll know that you can find many attractions that you can visit in there. One of them is Mary King’s Close, a famous building in Edinburgh that has a historical value. The building is named after Mary King, the daughter of Alexander King who is famous to have some important properties around Old Town area of Edinburgh. At first, the Close is partly destroyed and hidden under the Royal Exchange. At that time, there are limited people who can visit there because it’s prohibited for public. For many years, almost nobody has ever experienced to know more about the Close. However, there are some recent researches release information that the Close is eventually consists of narrow streets which accompanied by tenement houses on the sides. That’s the time when the Close begin to receive some reputation among people; and it has been known as tourism spot for people who visit Edinburgh.

Mary King’s Close

Mary King’s Close

 

Mary King’s Close is also well-known because of the myths. The Close can be a good adventurous place for people who like mysterious places since it has many stories related to urban legends, myths about haunted ghosts and tales about murders. As soon as you step into the Close, the place will ignite your curiosity about the stories behind it. Well, there is a ‘ghost tours’ that you can join in the Close. It is said that the tours attract many people because they can explore about the dark tales behind the Close. The dark tales are also related to the ‘The Black Death’. ‘The Black Death’ is a plague that attacked some residents in the Close. The horror of the plague makes many people lost their lives and that event records a dark side of Scottish lived in the past time. Well, it can also be said that the Close is the place where you can see the historical moments of Edinburgh since the Close also shows you how people in the Edinburgh had to struggle to live against the plague.

Mary King’s Close

Mary King’s Close

Whenever you are in Edinburgh and you don’t know where to go, you can choose Mary King’s Close as your choice for sight-seeing. There are so many things you can see in the Close. There is the old building that shows you the example of the past lives, the stories behind the building, and also the myths that revolve around the history. You can enjoy it all while you’re spending your time in the Close. The Close is definitely a perfect place for people who enjoy a mysterious place which has dark tales and eventually, it can be great place for you and your friends to find out more about some parts of the history of Edinburgh. You won’t be disappointed to spend your time, wandering and observing the Close closely.

Now, about the tours, Mary King’s Close has a pretty helpful tour agenda since it is scheduled seven days a week. You can just visit anytime because the Close almost open for every day, except for Christmas Day.

Mary King’s Close

Mary King’s Close

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