Where am I? UK #11 (Found under the streets)

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Re: Where am I? UK #11

Post by The Orange One » 31 Jan 2014, 08:11

Are you east of the A7?
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Re: Where am I? UK #11

Post by GuyBarry » 31 Jan 2014, 08:14

(7/20) No.
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Re: Where am I? UK #11

Post by RobbieM » 31 Jan 2014, 14:42

Are you within half a mile of the National Museum of Scotland?
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Re: Where am I? UK #11

Post by GuyBarry » 31 Jan 2014, 15:51

(8/20) Yes.
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Re: Where am I? UK #11

Post by The Orange One » 31 Jan 2014, 16:02

Are you within a brown area on Google Maps?
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Re: Where am I? UK #11

Post by GuyBarry » 31 Jan 2014, 16:18

(9/20) No.
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Re: Where am I? UK #11

Post by RobbieM » 31 Jan 2014, 16:23

Are you within 250m of the centre of the National Museum of Scotland?
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Re: Where am I? UK #11

Post by GuyBarry » 31 Jan 2014, 16:30

(10/20) Difficult to judge, but I'll say no.
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Re: Where am I? UK #11

Post by RobbieM » 31 Jan 2014, 16:30

Mary King's Close!!! (?)
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Re: Where am I? UK #11

Post by GuyBarry » 31 Jan 2014, 16:37

Got it! Well done.

When I went there in the early 90s there was no general public access. You had to make a special appointment with someone from the council who only worked there part-time. My university department somehow managed to blag a visit on the pretext that they were hosting an important international conference. Nowadays it's a visitor attraction with professional guides - see http://www.realmarykingsclose.com/. I think I preferred it in the old days though!
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Re: Where am I? UK #11

Post by RobbieM » 31 Jan 2014, 16:40

The penny gradually dropped - First I thought Rosslyn Chapel, then later, thought it may be somewhere in the National Museum of Scotland (as this wasn't open for many years), then I twigged. Not got into the close myself yet - nearly did in the summer. It's on my to-do list, though.

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Re: Where am I? UK #11

Post by GuyBarry » 31 Jan 2014, 16:46

It really is worth a visit. It's quite eerie as it's easy to forget that it isn't some modern-day re-creation - it's a genuine street where people used to live. (For those who don't know, the modern-day Edinburgh City Chambers (council offices) was built over the top of it; the entrance used to be in the floor of the council building and you had to be led down a rickety flight of steps, probably breaching all sorts of safety regulations.)
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Re: Where am I? UK #11

Post by tractakid » 31 Jan 2014, 17:04

RobbieM wrote:Are you within 250m of the centre of the National Museum of Scotland?

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Hello from the national museum of Scotland.

I stayed right in this area of Edinburgh on my recent visit. I thoroughly enjoyed my visit but didn't know about nor visit Mary King's Close!
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Re: Where am I? UK #11

Post by RobbieM » 01 Feb 2014, 11:04

How did you manage to squash your Afro into that helmet?
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