GV of The Sheep Heid Inn, situated in Duddingston Village,  where The Queen had dinner in early July 2016. pic taken 12/7/16

These are 12 of the oldest pubs in Edinburgh

World-famous as a city steeped in history and boasting a rich heritage in the arts of brewing and whisky production, it should be of little surprise to learn that Edinburgh has some of Scotland’s oldest drinking establishments.

We’ve picked a dozen of the capital’s most historic pubs that are still welcoming patrons today as they have been for hundreds of years.

First mentioned in writing in 1516, The White Hart Inn has a fair claim to be the central Edinburgh's oldest boozer. Today it's a haven for travellers and stag and hen parties.

5. The White Hart Inn, Grassmarket

First mentioned in writing in 1516, The White Hart Inn has a fair claim to be the central Edinburgh's oldest boozer. Today it's a haven for travellers and stag and hen parties.
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Just down from the White Hart is the Beehive Inn which can trace its origins back to the 15th century when a coaching inn was opened on the site.

6. The Beehive Inn, Grassmarket

Just down from the White Hart is the Beehive Inn which can trace its origins back to the 15th century when a coaching inn was opened on the site.
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Made famous by the Rebus series of novels by Ian Rankin, the Oxford Bar is housed within an original Georgian dwelling and has served as a public house for many a generation.

7. The Oxford Bar, Young Street

Made famous by the Rebus series of novels by Ian Rankin, the Oxford Bar is housed within an original Georgian dwelling and has served as a public house for many a generation.
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While the building that houses the King's Wark dates back to the 1700s, it actually sits on foundations which are significantly older and were begun by James I in 1434 to serve as a royal residence.

8. King's Wark, Shore, Leith

While the building that houses the King's Wark dates back to the 1700s, it actually sits on foundations which are significantly older and were begun by James I in 1434 to serve as a royal residence.
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