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Beautiful Victorian

The Guildford Arms

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Why locals love it

Situated in the heart of Edinburgh in a sidestreet of busy Princes Street, Guildford Arms is a historic pub in a beautiful Victorian building. It has been serving locals since 1898 and luckily continues to do so today. It's just 5 minutes away from Waverley station, so if you missed your train you can pop in for a pint.

Why you should visit it

Guildford is a rare survivor from the golden age of Scottish pub design, with beautiful ornated ceiling, richly decorated windows, carpeted floors, red leather seats and historic wooden interior. Experience the grandeour of Victorian times and sample the best ales and whiskies Scotland has to offer.

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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A very traditional Edinburgh New Town Bar & Restaurant [Edinburgh's New Town was built from the 1760's till about 1810 so not that new] wonderful plaster ceiling and it hosts the Folk & Blues festival for 2 weeks every Aughst
November 24, 2017

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