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- 98%Local Culture
- 89%History Buffs
- 51%Business Travelers
- 51%Art & Design Lovers
- 51%Luxury Travelers
Member Reviews (24)
- GrassmarketMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesHistory Buffs+ 1Apr 03, 2014
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.Recommended for:
- GrassmarketMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 7Sep 18, 2013
a bit further walking as Victoria street..ending in this nice square, with lots of cafés and restaurants and every year it seems it getting busier. but very nice indeed. at the foot of the Castle Hill.Recommended for:
- GrassmarketMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesVegetarian+ 2May 19, 2013
Some funky and fun shops on this road. My favorite was the Red Door Gallery which has prints and wares from local Edinburgh artists. Got some great souvenirs that people will actually love and use. Other than that, nothing really special but nice views of the castle.
- GrassmarketMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 7Mar 31, 2013
Probably my favourite bit of Edinburgh with the pubs, shops and cobblestone streets. Good al fresco dining in summer and traditional mulled wine in pubs in winter. What's not to like?
- GrassmarketJan 04, 2013
The Grassmarket is part of every Edinburgh tour, not necessarily for what exists now (other than a solid lunch spot). Rather, it's what the site use to contain: public executions. Edinburgh, despite its harmless sounding name (at least to me) actually has a fairly grisly past. The grassmarket sits at the epicenter of this past, as it played host to these executions until fairly recently.
- GrassmarketJul 05, 2012
A very popular part of town for its pubs the grass market is one of the oldest parts of the city with buildings up to six stories high. At the foot of Victoria Street, leading into the grassmarket stands a monument to the old hang mans gallows. History peering at you from every corner.Recommended for:
- GrassmarketJul 05, 2012
Beautiful old street lined with classic scottish pubs and cafes. Further up the street are really cute stores with handmade items and specialty treats. This place is a popular spot to grab a drink any time of the day or week (scottish style).