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Cafe Royal

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Why locals love it

Cafe Royal is perfectly close to Waverley Station to give you enough time for a drink before your train leaves. Luckily it is also hidden enough to make it for tourist more difficult to find. The place is divided into two parts: in the Oyster Bar you can have your pre-theatre shellfish and in the Circle Bar a glass of whisky on the rocks.

Why you should visit it

Cafe Royal is pure history, it has been standing at its current site since 1863. Enter the beautiful Victorian building to step back in time and admire the ceramic murals on the walls. To have a taste of Scotland, the Circle Bar offers a great selection of Scottish ales and single malt whiskies.

Special tip

The same Victorian building houses two other bars, so you can have a pub tour without walking your feet off.

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2 Comments

A great place to visit to get a taste of a "local" pub. beautiful inside and there's also a restaurant upstairs.
mel
Local
February 13, 2018
One of the most beautiful Bars in Edinburgh dating back around 200 years. The tilled walls and plaster ceiling are a 'Joy to the Eye & a Wonder to Behold'. They also serve great beer and food.
Michael
Local
August 29, 2017

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