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  • Address: Grassmarket, Edinburgh, Scotland

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Grassmarket Tours

Steeped in history, the Grassmarket is located directly below Edinburgh Castle and is just a minute’s walk from the famous Royal Mile and the National Museum of Scotland. A vibrant and historic area, here visitors can soak up the medieval atmosphere while marvelling at one of the most iconic views in the city, the mighty Edinburgh Castle. 

A stroll over the George IV Bridge leads to the Greyfriars Bobby statue and through some of Edinburgh’s oldest and most famous streets, including Candlemaker Row, Victoria Street, and West Port.

The Grassmarket was traditionally a meeting point for market traders and cattle drovers, with temporary lodgings and taverns all around. It was also once a place of public execution, and a memorial near the site once occupied by the gibbet was created in 1937 to commemorate more than 100 people who died on the gallows in a period known as The Killing Time. 

Nowadays, the old market area is surrounded by pubs, clubs, shops, and two large hotels. Most buildings in the area are Victorian, with several modern buildings on the area’s south side.

Practical Info

The Grassmarket is located in Edinburgh’s Old Town, which has a wealth of food, shopping, and accommodation options for visitors. Various walking and themed tours are also available.

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Private Edinburgh City Tour in a Minibus, Edinburgh, null
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Private Edinburgh City Tour in a Minibus

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Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Private Half-Day Tour of Edinburgh in a Mini, Edinburgh, Day Trips
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Private Half-Day Tour of Edinburgh in a Mini

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Not every visitor has the time to spend on a full-day tour, so pick the perfect solution of a 4-hour morning or afternoon private tour. Zip around Edinburgh in ...  Read more

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Edinburgh City Tour: Uncover Stories of Crime and Punishment, Edinburgh, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Edinburgh City Tour: Uncover Stories of Crime and Punishment

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Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

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City Sightseeing Edinburgh Hop-On Hop-Off Tour, Edinburgh, City Tours
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City Sightseeing Edinburgh Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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With great views from the open-top double-decker bus, strategically placed tour stops and an interesting audio commentary, this City Sightseeing tour is the ...  Read more

Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

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Edinburgh Ghost Tour by Vintage Bus, Edinburgh, Hop-on Hop-off Tours
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Edinburgh Ghost Tour by Vintage Bus

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Prepare to be scared silly on a 1-hour ghost bus tour around Edinburgh’s ghoulish haunts. Under the guidance of a creepy onboard conductor, cruise around ...  Read more

Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

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Private 2hr Tour of Edinburgh in a Mini Cooper, Edinburgh, Ghost & Vampire Tours
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Private 2hr Tour of Edinburgh in a Mini Cooper

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Not every tourist has the time to spend on a full day tour and that's why we have the perfect solution of morning or afternoon private tour. Whilst we travel ...  Read more

Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $167.76
Edinburgh City Tour by Glass-Roofed Convertible Mini-Coach, Edinburgh, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Edinburgh City Tour by Glass-Roofed Convertible Mini-Coach

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Explore Edinburgh's UNESCO World Heritage Center on a 2 hour, small group tour with an audio guide and driver in a glass roofed, convertible mini-coach. Get ...  Read more

Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $20.13

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