Mary King's Close

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An outbreak of the bubonic plague in 1645 claimed many lives around here. Some of the victims are said to be “walled-up” which is why they have been seen here since they died. In “Annie’s Room”, a young girl named Annie was abandoned by her family after she became infected. She makes her presence known to tourists who bring her toys.

(Submitted by Chris Berglund)

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2 Warriston's Close
High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1PG
United Kingdom

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55.94993923670036, -3.1907854865081617
City of Edinburgh
Nearest Towns:
Edinburgh, UK (0.4 mi.)
Leith, UK (0.9 mi.)
Dalry, UK (1.5 mi.)
Granton, UK (1.5 mi.)
Seafield, UK (2.0 mi.)
Gorgie, UK (2.0 mi.)
East Pilton, UK (2.0 mi.)
Pilton, UK (2.0 mi.)
City Of Edinburgh, UK (2.6 mi.)
West Pilton, UK (2.6 mi.)


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  1. I went here for a tour a few years ago and at the end they take your photo, and in the top corner of our photo was white figure. Other than that there was no other paranormal activity for definite, but it sure is eerie.

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