"Graduation in McEwan Hall" Edinburgh Favorite Tip by Nemorino

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  McEwan Hall
by Nemorino

Favorite thing: "Many of our graduates will be happy to learn that the construction of this magnificent hall was financed entirely by profits made from the sale of beer."

So said one of the speakers at the graduation ceremony.

The hall, which was opened in 1897, was in fact paid for by one William McEwan, the founder of a brewing company of the same name. To this day, most Edinburgh pubs serve McEwan beers and ales, among other brands.

It really is a large and impressive building, and it contains a huge loud imperial organ that makes you feel as though you were back in the days of the British Empire when it starts playing.

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jul 1, 2005
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