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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

Valentines Day in The Grassmarket!

Valentines Day in The Grassmarket!

January 26, 2016
Local News
Edinburgh's Greater Grassmarket is the perfect place to spend Valentines Day, with lots of unique independent shops and cozy cafes - it's an easy place to spend a romantic afternoon! Read more
Commemoration Ceremony for Greyfriars Bobby (14th Jan)

Commemoration Ceremony for Greyfriars Bobby (14th Jan)

January 7, 2016
Local News
The capital's favourite canine has been commemorated for 141 years and the celebrations continue on thursday 14th January as people prepare to gather for Greyfriars Bobby Day. To commemorate the Skye Terrier’s life, a service will be held at Greyfriars Kirkyard at 12.50pm with refreshments afterwards at the Grassmarket Community Project Café. ceremony. Read more
Christmas Market This Weekend (19th & 20th)

Christmas Market This Weekend (19th & 20th)

December 17, 2015
Local News
Our popular Christmas market will be running alongside our free festive shows this weekend on Saturday and Sunday (19th & 20th) 10am-6pm! Read more
Star Wars Actor Once Owned Pizzeria in The Grassmarket!

Star Wars Actor Once Owned Pizzeria in The Grassmarket!

December 16, 2015
Local News
To mark the anniversary of the new Star Wars film, Angus MacInnes who starred in the blockbuster as "Gold Leader" visited Mamma's Pizzeria (which he orignally founded in 1985) in The Grassmarket last week to launch some Star Wars themed offerings as well as talking to sci-fi fans about his time acting in the movie. Read more