15 of Edinburgh's most historic and culturally significant pubs which demand ‘special local attention’

From beautiful bars with original interiors that make you feel like you’ve stepped back in time to spit 'n' sawdust pub boozers that haven’t changed in decades, these are some of the best traditional pubs in Edinburgh.

Our list comes courtesy of The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA), who recognise that a lot of pubs in the UK are so historic, that their cultural worthiness is equal to that of any statue or tourist attraction.

There’s some incredibe pubs in Scotland’s capital – and CAMRA has included some of them in their list of the top 120 of ‘Scotland’s True Heritage Pubs’ guide published in 2018.

For those who just want an honest pint in a good old-fashioned boozer, there’s plenty Edinburgh pubs to choose from.

Here are 15 of the Edinburgh boozers listed in the CAMRA guide – and why they were included.

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