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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

FREE Entertainment, Activities & Competitions - European Mobility Week!

FREE Entertainment, Activities & Competitions - European Mobility Week!

August 30, 2016
Local News

As part of European Mobility Week, the Greater Grassmarket will be hosting a week-long celebration from 16th - 24th September.
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Lets Explore! George IV Bridge, Edinburgh

Lets Explore! George IV Bridge, Edinburgh

August 17, 2016
Local News

Situated right next to the National Museum of Scotland, Greyfriar's Bobby and the Royal Mile, George IV Bridge is a premier location for pubs & cocktail bars, cafe's and award winning restaurants
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#GGLocalHero, Francesca Cassis from Caffé Piccolo

#GGLocalHero, Francesca Cassis from Caffé Piccolo

August 1, 2016
Local News

#‎GGLocalHero‬, Francesca Cassis gives us an exclusive insight into what inspired her to open one of The Grassmarket's most loved café bistros.
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Explore the Free Greater Grassmarket Historic Trail - Article by Dickins.co.uk

Explore the Free Greater Grassmarket Historic Trail - Article by Dickins.co.uk

July 28, 2016
Local News

There are countless tours of Edinburgh exploring the fascinating history of this beautiful city but very few (if any?) trails that are self-guided and include an audio guide – all for free.
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