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The Real Mary King´s Close
The Real Mary King's Close is a series of streets in Edinburgh's Old Town dating back to medieval times. For centuries this area was under cover but following archaeological excavations the area was exposed and in April 2003 these streets were opened up as a tourist attraction. These medieval streets quickly became associated with stories of ghosts and it was claimed that there were many bodies of plague victims that had been walled up and abandoned. There is however no evidence to support these claims but many visitors claim to have experience paranormal activities. The buildings were originally seven storeys high and covered both sides of the street, some of these have been replicated to resemble how the street would have originally looked. Guided tours take place approximately every 20 minutes, daily throughout the year (except Christmas Day). The first tour of the day starts at 10am (9am during August) but closing times vary throughout the year, details can be found on the website. Tours last approximately one hour. Admission prices are: Adult - £10.50 (12 Euros) Children - £6.00 (7 Euros) Concessions - £9.50 (11 Euros)
Howies Victoria Street
Located in the Old Town of Edinburgh, close to the Royal Mile and the Grassmarket, Howies is part of the Howies restaurant group. The restaurant is opposite the local registry office and is happy to host wedding receptions. Two dining areas in adjoining rooms together seat up to 35 guests. These are available for private functions. The menu has a choice of fish, meat and vegetarian cuisin. Lunch time specials and a 45-minute lunch are available. All major credit cards accepted. Open 7 days a week 12pm - 2:30pm and 6pm - 10:30pm
The Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre
The production of whisky in Scotland dates back over 500 years. The Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre is a museum and miniature theme park dedicated to this Scottish tradition. The introductory tour is a guided walk through the different processes involved. There is a model showing how a distillery is laid out and adults are given "a wee dram" to taste. The heritage centre ghost then explains the concepts of "nose", "angel share" and "maturation". The tour finishes with a ride through a historical pageant in a whisky barrel. The Centre has its own shop and restaurant. Open daily except Christmas Day 9:30am to 6:30pm (May Sep) 10:00am to 6pm (Oct Apr) Tickets: Adults: £ 8.95 Seniors, Students, Disabled: £ 6.75 Child: £ 4.75 The centre is wheelchair accessible.