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Grassmarket
Grassmarket

Grassmarket

51 reviews
Shopping, Market
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The Grassmarket is an historic market square in the Old Town of Edinburgh, Scotland. In relation to the rest of the city the area is a hollow, well below surrounding ground levels. The Grassmarket is ... Read more
located directly south-east of Edinburgh Castle with the castle dominating views northwards from the space. It adjoins the Cowgate to the east, the West Bow (leading to Victoria Street) to the north-east, King's Stables Road to the north-west and the West Port to the west. Leading off the Grassmarket on its south-west corner is The Vennel, on the east side of which can still be seen some of the best remaining parts of the Flodden and Telfer city walls.

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Key Biscayne

Great fun if you’re visiting the area. A large number of bars and restaurants all side by side. Lots of different themes - particularly Irish bars.

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Local from Edinburgh

It’s a nice space to stop off, and there a few local gems like Mary’s Milk Bar or Dancebase. But generally it’s a bit of a tourist trap.

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Local from Edinburgh

Grass market's a a big wide market street mostly lined with pubs along one side and hotels and shops on the other. Highlight is Mary's Milk Bar for ice cream!

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Historic market place in the heart of the old town. packed with pubs, restaurants, and independent shops. very lively during the summer months.

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Local from Edinburgh

Definitely on the ‘livelier’ side of town. Cheap, grubby bars that are popular with the party animals in town

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Mountain View

This street was once the location of an open air livestock market. Now it’s a lovely cobblestone Street lined with bars, restaurants and shops and home to some interesting landmarks to Edinburgh’s past including a marker of the gallows where 100+ men, women and children were executed for following the new religion (Protestantism).

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Sydney

The market was on today. There were a bunch of street performers too. Loads happening. Wish there was more markets later at night

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Budapest

Famous street with great bars and a nice view for the castle. Last drop is here

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Local from Edinburgh

Great architecture and lots of pubs. A view of Edinburgh Castle. A few shops and close to Victoria Street. Great to spend the day shopping nearby then come here for drinks and pub grub

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A very popular area for folk who like their beer! Lots of lovely bars and restaurants. Great shops on Victoria Street. Very popular with stag and hen parties but don't let that put you off!

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Local from Edinburgh

Medieval Edinburgh buildings , restaurants, designer shops, vintage shops, weekly market, cool souvenir shops

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Menlo Park

Grassmarket is a public square in the old town where in the cities older days they held a big public market. Today it's home to pubs and quirky shops, and offers a fantastic view of the castle.

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Glasgow

Tucked down an innocuous side street in the Old Town this square opens up to reveal a plethora of bars and restaurants and is a great place to go in search of some nightlife.

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Manchester

A fantastic place to visit and explore with the best public houses and restaurants small independent shops and just so much to do

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Philadelphia

Nice place to take a stroll and window shop. Some great bars also including The Bow Bar which is one of my personal favorites.

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Los Altos

The Grassmarket is the perfect area of town to get lost in when you first arrive in Edinburgh. The mix of pubs, antique books stores, vintage clothing shops and restaurants mean that you're sure to find something that will suit everyone's need. I particularly enjoyed wandering down West Port (where Herman Brown is located) and Candlemaker Row (for Hannah Zakari) since both streets shoot off of the Grassmarket.

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Local from Edinburgh

Great nightlife here - Lots of bars and restaurants, with views to the Castle

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Nice area of town with some fun pubs and shops. It's a great place to wander aimlessly, if you enjoy that sort of thing like I do!

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Reading

The area below the castle. Very lively in the evening with lots of bars and restaurants.

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Calgary

Grassmarket and in particular, Victoria Street is worth a visit. Tours point out that a lot of hangings or lynchings happened in this area in the past. In any event, a good detour, just a block south of the Royal Mile near the Castle, for viewing the old buildings and colourful facades in the Old Town. There are lots of shops and pubs, and fewer tourists.

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