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George IV Bridge

Bank Street and Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh, Scotland (Cowgate)
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Ranked #130 of 207 Attractions in Edinburgh
Type: Bridges, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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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Bismarck, Missouri
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47 reviews 47 reviews
16 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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86 reviews 86 reviews
36 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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634 reviews 634 reviews
389 attraction reviews
195 helpful votes 195 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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1,186 reviews 1,186 reviews
920 attraction reviews
463 helpful votes 463 helpful votes
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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48 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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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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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
31 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

Wonderful view in 3 out of 4 directions. Full of history. Many interesting building within a short walk.

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Dublin, Ireland
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167 reviews 167 reviews
122 attraction reviews
245 helpful votes 245 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

The George IV Bridge is an elevated street in Edinburgh. It is about 300 m long and it connects the South Side district of Edinburgh to the New Town.

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