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Ghillie Dhu – Scottish pub vibes

With its medieval ballroom charm the traditional Scottish bar located in Edinburgh’s West End is a real treasure. Originally the bar was the St Thomas Episcopal Church and now serves many purposes along with being one of the best ceilidh venues in town.

The Ghillie Dhu pub is located on the ground floor and serves the pub staples such as chips, pies, pasta and grill options. On the first floor one can find the overwhelming, breathtaking Auditorium with cosy booths for cocktails or whiskey tastings. Enjoy free live music or other events such as a Murder Mystery on Halloween or the famous traditional dance Ceilidh that is hosted every Friday and Saturday, and attracts many locals as well as tourists who are either experienced dancers, or curious beginners.

A visit to Ghillie Dhu is a must, whether one is in town for only a couple of days or a local. I recommend going for the Ceilidh dance with an even amount of people, since you will be in need of a dance partner, because I guarantee that the great atmosphere will have you dancing within the moment you enter.

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Details about this spot



2 Rutland St, Edinburgh EH1 2AD, UK, Edinburgh

Telephone number


Opening Times

11:00 - 03:00 daily


Pint from: £ 2


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Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)