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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

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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#GGLocalHero, Charis Fleming from The Knights Vault

#GGLocalHero, Charis Fleming from The Knights Vault

July 27, 2016
Local News

From the very sword used in the Outlander TV series to Lord of the Rings replicas and handmade Scottish medieval weapons, find out what inspires ‪#‎GGLocalHero‬, Charis Fleming; a blacksmith at Edinburgh's leading licensed sword seller.
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#GGLocalHero, Rick Sun from Purple Glamour

#GGLocalHero, Rick Sun from Purple Glamour

July 19, 2016
Local News

Introducing ‪#‎GGLocalHero‬ Rick Sun from Purple Glamour!
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The Greater Grassmarket Historic Trail!

The Greater Grassmarket Historic Trail!

July 13, 2016
Local News

Step back in time with the brand new, free self guided tour that has just launched in the heart of Edinburgh's old town! Pick up your free map & brochure guide from local traders in the Greater Grassmarket and discover the rich and fascinating history of the area.
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