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George IV Bridge

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Address: Bank Street and Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh, Scotland

Built between 1829 and 1832, this bridge or elevated street spans more than...

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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Good Walk Toward The Royal Mile

Full of restaurants, cafes and very old buildings, a great walk toward the The Royal Mile and then either toward Holyrood or Princess Street

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed December 17, 2016
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Dublin, Ireland
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910 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 475 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had just come out of Greyfriars cemetery, saw the greyfriars Bobby Statue on the corner, and then just by chance came over this bridge, Caught the eye, stopped, took a pic or two, but was surprised to see it here on TripAdvisor, still, there you go, it's amazing what you can review here sometimes, don't miss the Elephant house,... More 

Thank Theycallitmadness
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643 reviews
446 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 234 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2016

Full of restaurants, cafes and very old buildings, a great walk toward the The Royal Mile and then either toward Holyrood or Princess Street

Thank SagaloutsTour
Saint Louis, Missouri
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

It's a wonderful spot, packed with restaurants, pubs, and wee shops marking along the street on either side of the bridge. The architecture is amazing around there too.

Thank AndiNorwich
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119 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

Architecturally rich area to visit, lots to see and do. We went over this several times on our way to Princess street and enjoyed the sights.

Thank Scumblebunny
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677 reviews
355 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

Architecturally impressive area with the bridge linking it. As a bridge it's surly if it's time period but is a busy but useful throughfare for locals and tourists.

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Marysville, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

Didn't realize it was a bridge, until I read it. Couple areas it looks like a bridge, otherwise it looks like a street. Interesting buildings: library, church, former church (no Frankenstein Pub), etc. Anchored on the lower end by Grey friars Bobby.

Thank J-from-Marysville
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2016

We were looking for something a bit more casual when we found this gem. The menu was varied and we could have selected numerous dishes. My husband selected the BLT served on a bun with salad and fries. I selected the meat pie which was filled with tender beef and topped with a flaky crust. A side of roasted broccoli... More 

Thank Phyllis K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2016 via mobile

George IV Bridge links the Royal Mile with the National museum of Scotland and with the Grassmarket. You can visit the restaurant where Harry Potter's writer used to get her inspiration from or Frankenstein, a themed and Gothic pub with an animatron that shows up during the whole day. 👻 You can enjoy the Hogmanays night from this street as... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Not a space available ..place packed and everybody as froendly as u can get ...seen the bridge before the bells and its a cracking bridge princess street to the mile ..as said only place to be for firwwork display from castle ...abs fantastic

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2015

We had purchased 48 hour passes which could be used on any of the hop-on, hop-off tourist bus services, which wind their way around Edinburgh Old Town and New Town. Whilst travelling on these buses, we had the opportunity to visit the George IV Bridge several times. This is another character-laden part of Edinburgh, which we thoroughly enjoyed by hopping... More 

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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.
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