The History of Leith

May 5, 2012

The Old and New Ship Hotels (Now flats)

The Old and New Ship are good examples of
what these old taverns were, as they still exhibit
without change, their great staircases and walls of
enormous thickness, large but cosy rooms, panelled
with moulded wainscot, and quaint stone fire-places,
that, could they speak, might tell many a tale of
perils in the Baltic and on the shores of Holland,
France, and Denmark, and of the days when Leith
ships often sailed to Tangiers, and of many a deep
carouse, when nearly all foreign wines came almost
without duty to the port of Leith.

source-Old and New Edinburgh

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