Engraving from Old & New Edinburgh - published 1890

White Horse Inn

White Horse Inn

Engraving from 'Old & New Edinburgh  -  White Horse Inn

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White Horse Inn

White Horse Inn lies immediately to the north of the foot of the Canongate in Edinburgh's Royal Mile  -  close to the Palace and Chapel of Holyrood.

To find White Horse Inn, enter along the close, once called Davidson's Close, and under an arch to find the old buildings around a courtyard.

This was formerly an inn.   Coaches to London left from here during the 18th century.  However, the buildings has since been converted to create 15 houses.  The conversion was made in 1889, with further restoration being carried out in 1964.

Much of the building is not as authentic as it might appear.  There is even doubt over the authenticity of the date stone above one of the dormer windows.  It bears the date 1604.

[Edinburgh:  An Illustrated Architectural Guide]