A 16th Century Coaching Inn once stood on this spot in the Grassmarket area of Edinburgh, Scotland. This in turn became the Beehive Hotel which was replaced in 1868 by the present building at 18-24 (even numbers) Grassmarket.
The Beehive Inn takes up the ground and first floors of the building. On the ground floor is the main bar and a smaller bar (The Honeypot). Upstairs is a 100 seat restaurant (Rafters) and a small meeting room. The Meeting Room was often used by Prince Charles as a place to dine when he was based at Rosyth during his spell in the Royal Navy. On your way to dine at Rafters, you will pass the door from the condemned cell that once formed part of Edinburgh’s old Tolbooth.
At the rear of the Inn is a large garden area with seating for up to 200 people where you can enjoy your drinks and meals in the sunshine. From the gardens there is a great view of Edinburgh Castle which towers above the Grassmarket.
The pub is reputed to have numerous ghosts residing in the basement and is a popular stop off place on the Edinburgh Haunted Pub Tours. It is also the starting point for the Edinburgh Literary Pub Tour.
Taken while out for a pleasant days shooting on a lovely Spring day (8th May 2010) with some other RB members.
The Old and New Towns of Edinburgh are a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Camera: Canon EOS 450D (Digital Rebel XSi in the USA)
Lens: Sigma 18-200mm
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Two RAW images, individually Tonemapped in Photomatix Pro 4.0.2 then Photomerged in Adobe Photoshop CS4. Some perspective correction applied in CS4.