White Horse Close is one of the many closes that lie on the Royal Mile. These closes are historically important because they are where the rich of the city used to live. The name of this particular close comes from the famous White Horse Inn, which was located here from the early 17th to the late 18th century. The close was restored in the 1950s and ‘60s, turning it into a modern-day vision of 17th century life. Some criticise it as being inauthentic, but for many it’s one of the most attractive locations on the Royal Mile. Since it is quite hidden away, it is often missed by tourists.