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.
Announcing the Winner of our #IndieGrassmarket Competition
August 19, 2014
Introducing Sarah, the winner of our £250 prize draw! Read more
Festival Muralist paints giant mural of the Grassmarket area during the Edinburgh Festival
August 4, 2014
EventsThis August our artist in residence, Chris Rutterford, is appearing in the centre of the Grassmarket Monday to Friday to build a 32 foot double sided mural depicting scenes from the area's history. Read more
Food in the City
July 9, 2014
Local Business News
The Festival of Dining in Edinburgh will run from 9th to 23rd October and is designed to raise the profile of the city’s eating establishments and celebrate the pleasure and sustenance given to all by Edinburgh’s extraordinarily diverse range of restaurants and food suppliers. Read more
Grassmarket Summer Fair
June 27, 2014
EventsThe Grassmarket Summer Fair will be held on the first three Saturdays in August, attracting locals, festival goers and tourists alike. Read more