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Welcome to the Greater Grassmarket


"Must-see in Edinburgh" 

TripAdvisor 2013

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

Greater Grassmarket News

Food in the City

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

Grassmarket Summer Fair

June 27, 2014
Events
The Grassmarket Summer Fair will be held on the first three Saturdays in August, attracting locals, festival goers and tourists alike.  Read more
Shop Independent and win £250 to spend!

Shop Independent and win £250 to spend!

June 26, 2014
Events
If you Love Local and Shop Local, then simple tweet us with the hashtag #IndieGrassmarket whenever you shop in one of our local businesses during July.  Read more
Magic in the Grassmarket - Levitation act this weekend

Magic in the Grassmarket - Levitation act this weekend

June 26, 2014
Events

Edinburgh International Magic Festival and Greater Grassmarket are delighted to announce the performance of German levitation artist Johan Lorbeer on the Grassmarket this weekend.

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