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The Best Bars In Old Town, Edinburgh

The Best Bars In Old Town, Edinburgh
The historic Old Town area of Edinburgh boasts several major tourist attractions, not to mention many items of unique architectural significance. Scattered throughout the neighbourhood are various student hangouts, local boozers and trendy cocktail spots: here’s our guide to the Old Town’s best drinking establishments.
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Waverley Bar

Waverley Bar is a quirky venue which charms locals with its fading gig posters, handle-bar pint glasses and cluttered, cobwebby interior. Be warned that the bar selection is very limited – only three beers on tap (usually Guinness) and the spirits collection is somewhat old-fashioned. You don’t come to the Waverley for the drinks; you come for a pub with a truly original and palpable character.
3-5 St Mary’s St, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, +44 131 556 8855