The White Hart Inn


34 Grassmarket
EH1 2 Edinburgh, United Kingdom


0131 226 2806


The White Hart Inn, which dates back to 1740, is a legendary drinking hole of the bard Robert Burns and the famous poet William Wordsworth. Located just down from former gallows, the inn was frequented by many on their way to watch a public hanging. The grave robbers Burke and Hare were said to have dined here, and many locals claim to have seen a spirit. It is one of the oldest remaining public houses in the city by almost 500 years and plays host to several ghost tours. There is a fine display of cask ales and whisky, and an outside seating area overlooking the Grassmarket.


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