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White Hart Inn

Located in the Grassmarket of Edinburgh, the White Hart Inn first welcomed travellers in the early 18th Century and claims to be the oldest public house in Edinburgh. Robert Burns (1759-96) stayed here in 1791 during his last trip to Edinburgh and it was also visited by the Wordsworths in 1803. The infamous William Burke (1792 - 1829) and William Hare (d.1860) frequented this establishment in the late 1820s, and are known to have picked out some of their victims here.

The building exhibits wallhead gables to the front and semi-octagonal stair towers to the rear. Outside a slab in the pavement marks where a bomb dropped from the German Zeppelin airship L14 on the night of 2nd April 1916.


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