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Address: Bank Street and Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh, Scotland
Description: Built between 1829 and 1832, this bridge or elevated street spans more...
Built between 1829 and 1832, this bridge or elevated street spans more than 1,000 feet in length, linking Chambers Street and the Royal Mile.
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Always something to see or do

There's almost always something happening in this area. If there isn't you can admire the architecture, go to see Greyfriars' Kirk and Greyfriars' Bobby, a coffee where JK Rowling... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

There's almost always something happening in this area. If there isn't you can admire the architecture, go to see Greyfriars' Kirk and Greyfriars' Bobby, a coffee where JK Rowling wrote Harry Potter or a drink in one of the local pubs

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Just down from the Grassmarket area, also down from St Giles Church. Area around the bridge is mostly smaller shops, lots of food in the hole area in general. Prices seems better here than on the Royal Mile or even the Grassmarket area, even with this place just a short walk away. Really a historical bridge but not special if... More 

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Aylesford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

This historical bridge/street is - to the eye - little more than a parade of shops now. It is however worth doing a little research on the location and to pay attention to the architecture of the buildings as you stroll pass.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Quite enjoy a visit to this part of the city, good range of bars , bistros and restaurants .You can choose from numerous styles of food and drink , also access to various tourist parts of the city as well as the important places for us locals

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Bismarck, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

George IV Bridge, famous for historical reasons, is also a place to find real goods at real prices. Groceries, electronics, household goods, street food, none of which may attract the touristy crowd, are things the touristy crowd might need for a lengthy stay.

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La Laguna, España
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Nice views fron there, castle, station, old town, new town... just in the middle! And if you dont want to be alone... everybody goes there

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

just about everything on this street, loads of cafes resturants and bars ,hotel at one end and the main library for the city,some interesting views form various points

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Tortona, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

In the heart of the historic center of the city this is a small and modest bridge where a road goes underneath it, beautiful setting among the stunning and architecturally relevant buildings but in my opinion is not to be placed among the top attraction of the city.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

The range of pubs here is ace, real heart of Edinburgh. Bar Kohl & Frankenstein's definitely worth a visit......

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Edinburgh, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

an interesting collection of bars, cafes and restaurants. However being the home to the infamous Elephant house (Harry Potter was written there) and Greyfriars Bobby makes this street a nightmare come peak festival season (Aug)

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Address: Address: Bank Street and Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh, Scotland
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town

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Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly visitors, tartan-flavored souvenir shops, and pipers that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.