Welcome to the Greater Grassmarket
"Must-see in Edinburgh"
Steeped in some of Edinburgh’s greatest history, Greater Grassmarket is only a minutes' walk from the popular Royal Mile and visitor favourite, the National Museum of Scotland.
Stroll along the old George IV Bridge, where you’ll meet the famous Greyfriars Bobby, before walking through some of Edinburgh’s oldest and most photographed streets including Candlemaker Row, Victoria Street, West Port and our famous view of the great Edinburgh Castle.
A vibrant and popular meeting place for visitors and locals alike, you can soak up the medieval atmosphere of the Greater Grassmarket with its splendid views of the nearby castle.
Experience Edinburgh’s creative side and enjoy our unique specialist shopping delivered by dedicated craftsmen, artisans and experts. With over 90% independent shops, we are Edinburgh's independent shopping destination.
Eat, drink and be entertained with a range of traditional Scottish food and drink sourced from local producers as well as experience year-round live entertainment and events.
Call Out to Performers!
November 26, 2015
The Grassmarket Christmas Community Stage is here and available for you to perform on! Whether your a one man puppet show or a full scale chorus choir, we will give you a platform and an audience for your hat. Read more
Samhuinn Fire Festival 2015
November 3, 2015
Large crowds enjoyed the Samhuinn Fire Festival 2015 in the Grassmarket! Read more
The Samhuinn Fire Festival - 31st October
October 16, 2015
Mark the transformation of the seasons with performance, music and dance at this year's Samhuinn Fire Festival on the evening of the 31st October in the Grassmarket. Edinburgh's Old Town is the perfect historical setting for this stunning event which involves street theatre, costumes, acrobatics and fireworks all performed by the Beltane Fire Society. Read more
The Grassmarket Family Foodie Fun Day
October 12, 2015
On Satutruday 10th October the Grassmarket hosted a foodie fun day for all the family. Building on the success of Mamma’s Pizzeria Children's Workshops in 2014, the event offered up fun for all the family in food form, with tasters, demonstrations and classes. For the adults, early evening music was enjoyed in the square before going on to sample and taste food from the Grassmarkets fantastic local restaurants. Read more