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The Allan Ramsay

A Historic Hotel in Carlops, Lothian

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A702 Edinburgh Road
Carlops
Lothian
Scotland
EH26 9NF

The Allan Ramsay, Carlops

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The Allan Ramsay Hotel est. 1792 is one of Scotland's oldest coaching inns. It is located in the village of Carlops at the foot of the Pentland Hills on the A702 Edinburgh road 15 minutes from the City bypass.

It has 4 comfortable ensuite bedrooms on the upper floor which offer single double twin or family occupancy and a 3 bedroom apartment (sleeps 8) alongside. The hotel retains much of its 18th century character with antique decorations a charming dining room with the original fireplace and a small library. The bar is one of the few remaining penny bars a bar top decorated with old one penny coins some featuring Queen Victoria and has a large open fireplace.

The hotel is named in honour of Allan Ramsay, the renowned Scots poet whose many works depicted rural life of the area. He is credited as having the first lending library in Britain and his statue can be found in Princes St Gardens Edinburgh. His son also called Allan Ramsay was the world-renowned royal portrait painter.

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