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2. The Real Mary King's Close: Edinburgh, Scotland

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2. The Real Mary King's Close: Edinburgh, Scotland
Mary King's Close is a system of underground passageways in Edinburgh; many of its residents were ravaged by the plague in the 17th century. The historic close has been transformed into a modern tourist attraction where actors depict the lives of characters who lived and died in the eerie tunnels. See what Scottish life was like in the 16th and 17th centuries, and find out how residents dealt with the horrors of the plague. The Real Mary King's Close tour takes you through the dark alleys of the close. You'll hear of ghost sightings and see photographic evidence of spectral residents ... and you might even feel a spirit brush against you as you listen to tales of local hauntings.

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