The White Hart Inn

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Edinburgh’s oldest pub, dating back to 1516, the ghost of a woman in red has shown up in a photos and is often reported by the staff. According to legend, William Burke and William Hare, a murderous pair, would lure victims from him and kill them in the surrounding buildings. Other people have reported being pulled or hearing noises coming from empty areas.

(Submitted by Chris Berglund)

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Geographic Information

The White Hart Inn
34 Grassmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2JU

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55.94758300534307, -3.196760594855732
Nearest Towns:
Edinburgh, UK (0.2 mi.)
Leith, UK (1.2 mi.)
Dalry, UK (1.3 mi.)
Granton, UK (1.5 mi.)
Gorgie, UK (1.7 mi.)
East Pilton, UK (1.9 mi.)
Pilton, UK (1.9 mi.)
Seafield, UK (2.2 mi.)
City Of Edinburgh, UK (2.3 mi.)
West Pilton, UK (2.4 mi.)


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