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  • GrassmarketPro 2014
    Laurel W
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    3 Apr 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:Local Culture
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    Menske
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    5 Sep 18, 2013

    a bit further walking as Victoria street..ending in this nice square, with lots of caf├ęs and restaurants and every year it seems it getting busier. but very nice indeed. at the foot of the Castle Hill.

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  • GrassmarketPro 2014
    Rachel E.
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    3 May 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.

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    Joseph Coureur
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    3 Apr 27, 2013

    Grassmarket seems to be the nightlife center of the city. There are lots of clubs and restaurants in this area.

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    D'Maris Coffman
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    4 Mar 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?

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    Michael Nolan
    3 Jan 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.

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    Scottish Snaps
    5 Jul 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.

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    Heather Prime
    4 Jul 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).

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    Fiona
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    5 Jul 04, 2012

    Pedestrian area full of bars, cafes, restaurants and quirky shops selling crafts, antiques etc. One of the best areas to spend an afternoon in Edinburgh.

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    Stuart Scott
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    3 Mar 24, 2014

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

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Description:

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 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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