The fifth Mary King’s Ghost Fest runs from May 8th to May 17th and features a number of famous ghost hunters. Dr Ciaran O’Keeffe and Steve Parsons from Most Haunted will be headlining the investigations.
The Close – or narrow street in Edinburgh, Scotland – is named after Mary King who lived above one until she died in 1644. The ‘Real Mary King’s Close” was built over in 1853. This act, however, helped preserve the ancient street and today it can be accessed as a small underground capsule of houses, history and strangely dark shadows.
The 2009 Mary King’s Ghost Fest is not restricted to the Real Mary King’s Close and features over a dozen locations in Edinburgh.
Mary King’s Ghost Fest locations
- The Real Mary King’s Close
- Blair Street Vaults (run by Mercat Tours)
- Camera Obscura
- City of Dead Tours
- National Library of Scotland
- Canons Gait Pub
- Waverley Bridge (run by Horrible Histories)
- Scottish Mining Museum
- Malmaison Hotel (run by North West Spirit Seekers)
- The Scotsman Screening Room
- Gilmerton Cove
- South Niddry Street Vaults
- Edinburgh School of Parapsychology
- Celtic Lodge
- Vogire House
- The Museum of Edinburgh
- The Peoples Story
- The Beehive Inn
- The Rowan Tree
Travelling to Edinburgh and Ghost Fest 2009
The Real Mary King’s Close is only a few minutes walk from Waverly Station. In 2008 many ghost hunters arrived in Edinburgh by train*.
Arranging Ghost Tours
Fancy going on a ghost tour yourself or sending some friends on one? Both Black Hart and Mercat offer ticketed tours. You can also buy a ghost tour ticket from Buyagift*.
In Pure Spirit
Have you attended the Mary King’s Ghost Fest before? What did you make of the week of ghost-hunting?
If you go in 2009 then we’d love to know what you thought of the events.
Disclaimer: Links marked with a star(*) are revenue links.
Picture Credit: Emran Yousof.
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