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Grassmarket

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Grassmarket

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The atmospheric city of Edinburgh is best explored by night, when tales of mystery and murder are at their most frightening. Discover the dark side of Scotland's capital on a historical walking tour that covers Edinburgh’s morbid past. Wind your way through the cobbled streets of Calton Hill, North Bridge, and Canongate cemetery, all of which are inaccessible by coach bus or car, and listen to stories that focus on torture, treason, and death.
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johnhouston2 wrote a review Nov 2020
Knaresborough, United Kingdom3,894 contributions1,604 helpful votes
Situated in the heart of the Old Town and just behind Edinburgh Castle, the Grassmarket is a vibrant area with lots of very good independent shops, cafes and pubs. As it’s name suggests, this was indeed a market place for horses and cattle and was used as such from the 14th century right up to the beginning of the 19th century. It was also renowned as being a place for public executions! Currently, due to COVID restrictions, the pubs are closed so we weren’t able to experience the usual lively atmosphere. Such closures are however temporary and we look forward to coming back and enjoying the unique ambience of this fabulous area.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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ItTastesLikeFeet wrote a review Sep 2020
Edinburgh, United Kingdom414 contributions115 helpful votes
Nice, historic part of town which is pedestrianised so you can walk about freely. Quaint little boutiques and independent restaurants to browse and relax in. Very close to Royal Mile and also Edinburgh Castle.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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sandy111164 wrote a review Sep 2020
Nuneaton, United Kingdom117 contributions62 helpful votes
This was our favourite area of Edinburgh, very close to where we were staying. Uber was under £5 from our hotel. It has a very continental feel with bars and cafes having outside seating throughout a cobbled pedestrianised area. On a slight hill but easy walking. Great places to eat, English, French, Italian, pizzas and a beautiful place called Hamans which is left and up a very steep hill just at the end of the square. The food there was beautiful. Highly recommended. The down side is you really do have to pre book a table everywhere for the evenings. Even if you only want to go in for drinks. Everywhere is very strict with track and trace, temperature checks and hand sanitising. Food and drinks menus are obtained via the QR barcode scanner. You will need to download one of the apps to your phone if you haven't already. All done by table service and pay the bill at the end. The only negative was that all but one pub within that area closed at 10pm due to Covid restrictions. No music venues open either. Not alot of atmosphere out and about now wherever you go. However we did feel safe and that all covid measures had been put in place. Would recommend a trip to Grassmarket if you travel to Edinburgh
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Artist French wrote a review Aug 2020
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Honestly is you come to visit you will wast your time here many store with everything made in China lot of marketing for 20 shop pink and blue
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Date of experience: August 2020
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DJM1945 wrote a review Aug 2020
Montrose, United Kingdom1,668 contributions363 helpful votes
The Grassmarket is in the Old Town of Edinburgh and is always a busy and full of many historic pubs, bars and restaurants with some grisly stories.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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