Welcome to Edinburgh's Grassmarket
Greater Grassmarket Tip of the Week:
Free Pony Rides in the Grassmarket
Saturday 25th May 2013
On the afternoon of Saturday 25th May we have some very special visitors coming to the Grassmarket!
There will be ponies in the area for FREE pony rides during the afternoon, as well as a chance to take your photo with them!
For more information on upcoming events please see our Events Page.
The Grassmarket Area
Nestled in the heart of Edinburgh's historic Old Town, the Grassmarket area is one of the most vibrant, picturesque and convivial areas of the city. A paradise of independent merchants, designers and artisans, the Grassmarket Edinburgh is simply bursting with some of the best shopping Edinburgh has to offer.
Far more than simply a retail haven, the area is well known for being home to some of the best restaurants in Edinburgh as well as some of the most vibrant and eclectic bars in Edinburgh. In fact the Grassmarket pubs, many with a history dating back to the notorious days of Burke and Hare, are known throughout the world for their exciting, dark Edinburgh history mixed with some of the best traditional food, ales and music in the city!
The area's dramatic and intriguing history, well preserved cobbled streets, medieval architecture and inspiring views of Edinburgh Castle help to create an atmosphere unparalleled in Edinburgh, Scotland or indeed Europe.
With so much to see and do it's easy to see why a visit to Edinburgh wouldn't be complete without shopping, dining, exploring in Edinburgh's beautiful Grassmarket.
To find out about upcoming Events & News please click here.
Capoeira dance by Grupo Senzala at the Jazz Festival Arts Market, July 2011