Things to Do in Grassmarket

Top 10 Things to Do in Grassmarket, Edinburgh

Top Things to Do in Grassmarket

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  • elaishaley
    Vienna, Austria538 contributions
    The Grassmarket is very lively on a saturday because the marketstands are there. You can buy so many beautiful trinkets and souvenirs. Plenty of pubs to drink and eat. I just loved it. And you have an amazing view of Edinbrugh Castle.
    Written February 14, 2022
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  • George Y
    5 contributions
    One of the most beautiful castles in the world with a spectacular view over amazing Edinburgh! No one would want to miss a visit to this lovely place.
    Written April 28, 2022
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  • 🎓🤓 Keep Life Simple 🤓🎓
    Pittsburgh, PA41,755 contributions
    This church catches your attention when you walk by. It is very cute, We just stopped in for 15 minutes because Edinburgh has too much to see.
    Written October 9, 2018
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  • Dan
    Newcastle upon Tyne, UK95 contributions
    A great selection of prints & cards. Well laid out and fantastic service to help you choose. Would recommend a look round even if you think you don’t need anything...
    Written October 3, 2020
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  • Graham W
    58 contributions
    We went here to see if we could crack a few dead ends on our family tree and we eventually got some useful leads which we hope will be rewarding. The people here are volunteers and they do their best to assist you. Be sure to be extra clear with what you want and what names/details you already have, to avoid going on any unnecessary tangents.
    Written January 22, 2020
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  • IAN D
    Wigan, UK18,886 contributions
    The well is situated at the foot of the west Bow and was built to provide water to the Grassmarket area.
    Written January 29, 2020
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  • Brad I
    1 contribution
    The man who owned this shop, Billy Day, had been a great friend of mine going back to 1997 when I was working in Edinburgh as an IT expat helping to prevent the Y2K disaster. I moved back to the US in 1999, but everytime I visited Scotland I would always stop in and spend some time in the shop and usually at a pub. Years would sometimes pass between visits, and I would usually drop in unannounced, and each time he would light up and we would pick up wherever we left off, and usually he would shutter the shop and we would go off to a pub. Gruff, short, indifferent, all of the reviews mentioning Billy's demeanor are probably true. He either liked you, or he didn't. The last time I saw him was in 2018 during a visit. Of course he had aged, we all do, but at some point for all of us it seems to accelerate. I was supposed to visit in 2020, but Covid put an end to that trip. Wanting to check in on Billy, I rang his mobile, and his shop phone. Both had been disconnected. Fearing the worst, when I visited in Sept 21, I sadly found that his shop was a womens accessory store. It had been Bacchus Antiques for over 30 years. I did some sleuthing in Edinburgh and discovered through another Antique merchant that he had passed away. No details, but allegedly not Covid related. I've tried to reach his sons, but no luck. I believe their names are Stephen Day and Michael Day, and they live in London. I'm actually not sure, but he frequently mentioned them and if my memory serves me correctly...... I am posting this here in hopes that someone has more information and could pass it on. The Old Town and Grassmarket used to be full of antique dealers. The last one has gone. Please reach out if you know anything. The usual social media channels will work. Brad Ivy in Kansas City.
    Written December 5, 2021
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  • M L
    1 contribution
    Excellent tour. Really enjoyed it and learned so much. The guide is very knowledgeable and able to connect the rich history with what we have today. I highly recommend this tour.
    Written May 10, 2022
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  • Hreinn S
    Reykjavik, Iceland24 contributions
    We met Paul Steward, the guide at the dock or the water of Leith, the canal. He gave us the most interesting guidance about and around the locations where everything that had to do with the book and movie Trainspotting took place. Highly recommend.
    Written April 29, 2022
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  • murr26
    Morganton, NC199 contributions
    My husband and I really enjoyed this tour and the two performers, Clart and McBain. The accents, the funny dialogue, the poetry, the tawdry tales, and even a joke about Donald Trump to finish the nightl! Okay, guys, I crossed an ocean to get away from that tawdriness, lol! I would go again, it was that good!
    Written September 23, 2019
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  • rhi
    Scarborough, UK33 contributions
    We have visited Maison De Moggy twice now and thoroughly enjoyed both visits!

    The cats are so well looked after, and the staff clearly love & care for the cats very much - which is great to see! The cats have plenty of spaces they can go if they don’t feel up too socialising - as well as lots of toys, climbing areas & beds! The perfect set up🐱

    It’s such a lovely, relaxing space with plenty of seating, a nice relaxed atmosphere. Staff are always really friendly & helpful. Food and drinks are delicious - I wish I could drink the hot chocolate all day every day!

    I emailed in advance as i’m a student photographer to check photos were okay - they are, without flash (totally understandable!) So this was a great portfolio building opportunity for me too!

    Can’t wait to come back again! - the only feedback I would give is hopefully a bigger clothing merch range, as I already have most of it! ;-)
    Written May 9, 2022
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  • Pedro Tomas
    Edinburgh, UK3 contributions
    I was a regular before COVID, and just come back and they are still very friendly, and making really tasty cocktails. The oldest cocktail bar in Edinburgh and still going strong. Love it!
    Written March 9, 2022
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  • love2travel9372
    United Kingdom117 contributions
    Quirky little street with the link to Harry Potter. Don’t miss it. Small independent retailers including a fantastic Cheese shop and of course Number 40!
    Written February 3, 2020
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  • Hold1971AHeart
    331 contributions
    A little gem of a pub in a great street. Well worth popping in if shopping in this area. Friendly staff and nice atmosphere.
    Written December 27, 2019
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  • Henry C
    Peebles, UK7 contributions
    We enjoyed 4 really funny acts with an accomplished compère! Would totally recommend this venue for anyone who wants to cheer themselves up :-) Good value for money too.
    Written January 12, 2020
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