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George IV Bridge

Address: Bank Street and Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh, Scotland (Cowgate)
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Ranked #120 of 194 Attractions in Edinburgh
Type: Bridges, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Built between 1829 and 1832, this bridge or elevated street spans more than 1,000 feet in length...
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Type: Bridges, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: 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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Aylesford, United Kingdom
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109 reviews 109 reviews
48 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

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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500 attraction reviews
293 helpful votes 293 helpful votes
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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47 reviews 47 reviews
16 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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96 reviews 96 reviews
35 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
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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500 attraction reviews
293 helpful votes 293 helpful votes
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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1,127 attraction reviews
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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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105 reviews 105 reviews
49 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
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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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

This is a great location for exploring the city centre. Royal Mile is nearby along with Grassmarket/Cowgate. You won't be dissappointed.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

I usually visit Edinburgh to do research in the National Library of Scotland, the Central Library, the University or the Museum, so I have to go along the bridge to get there. I always imagine the ghosts of my research subjects walking alongside me. And I've been known to make a pilgrimage to the cafe where Harry Potter was authored!... More 

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