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Grassmarket

The historic Grassmarket Square in the Old Town of Edinburgh is a pleasing admixture of old and new culture. What started as a medieval cattle market has recently been transformed into one of the city’s main shopping streets. Here, everyone from students to the elderly enjoy the many pubs, restaurants and retail shops that now dominate the area. Grassmarket has a decidedly youthful energy, and many restaurants and drinking establishments offer prices that cater to the many students living there. Situated in the shadow of the Edinburgh Castle, this former livestock market combines the best of historically significant sights with the some of the best eating, drinking and shopping in the city.

  • Walk to Edinburgh Castle, which towers above Grassmarket from its position atop the volcanic Castle Rock.
  • Stroll down to nearby Cowgate, a famous street where cows were once herded and visit the Magdalen Chapel and St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church.
  • Take a ghost tour, where guides will provide spooky and sometimes humorous explanations of the witchcraft and folklore that surround the Old Town of Edinburgh.

Since Grassmarket is situated at the heart of the Old Town it can easily be reached on foot, car or bus. Grassmarket is well connected by a number of major roadways so reaching it by car, or one of the open air double decker buses will not be a problem. For the very adventurous there is a chauffeur driven three-wheeled motorbike tour of Edinburgh. However, the sheer number of historical attractions and interesting sights makes foot travel the best option, as it will allow visitors to meander at their own pace and stop for the occasional pint and chat with the locals, who act as personal tour guides for the city.

Hotels in Grassmarket

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From US$32

1 Haggis Hostel

4 stars
Not yet reviewed

5West Register Street Map

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Haggis Hostel is a strategic base for travellers and backpackers in the heritage-rich Scotland capital looking for centrally located and cosy spaces without the hefty price tag. Set close to... More

From US$76

2 The Inn Place

4 stars
4.1 / 5 9 reviews

20-30 Cockburn Street Map

Stay 5 nights save 25%

With tasteful units strategically set a stone's throw away from major attractions, The Inn Place makes for a suitable starting point for exploring the heritage-rich Scotland capital. This Edinburgh... More

Would book again
Great hotel for the price. It fully met our expectations. The free internet worked really well, the bed was clean and very confortable. The room offered teas. The tea cups was not cleaned properly,...
7 Jan 2016
From US$72

3 Grassmarket Hotel

3 stars
4.4 / 5 15 reviews

94-96 Grassmarket Map

Stay 3 nights and Save 10%

The Grassmarket Hotel is excellently situated for those wishing to enjoy a city break. The Grassmarket area of the city, named after an ancient market place, is as bustling as ever with its pubs,... More

Perfect weekend away
I went to Edinburgh for the first time with my partner and could only afford grass market hotel for good location and reputation. And if was even better than expected, everybody was so friendly,...
23 Dec 2015
From US$67

4 Stay Edinburgh City Apartments - Royal Mile

4 stars
4.3 / 5 8 reviews

217 High Street Map

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Whether in Edinburgh for business or for leisure, discerning travellers find an ideal base in the top-notch facilities, elegant spaces and quality services of Stay Edinburgh City Serviced... More

Awesome trip
The hotel was located right on the Royal Mile and it was conveniently near all the tourist attractions. However,the hotel is located above several pubs so the noise level at night might be a...
23 Dec 2015
From US$52

5 Ballantrae West End Hotel

3 stars
3.5 / 5 2 reviews

6 Grosvener Street Map

FREE WiFi included

Housed in a terraced Georgian building, Ballantrae West End Hotel Edinburgh welcomes travellers in a reception hall that features period pieces, inviting atmosphere and high ceilings. This... More

Charming, slightly quirky hotel with high ceilings
I really enjoyed my stay. This is a typical Edinburgh townhouse with a great atmosphere. WiFi was excellent, and considering the age of the building, the plumbing was surprisingly good. If I have...
4 May 2015
From US$56

6 Ballantrae Hotel

3 stars
4.0 / 5 1 reviews

8-12 York Place Map

FREE WiFi included

Whether in Edinburgh for a business trip or a much-awaited vacation, travellers find an ideal base in the centrally located, well-equipped and inviting accommodations of Ballantrae Hotel Edinburgh.... More

GREAT VALUE FOR MONEY
The hotel was good, clean which it's so important to us, and the all the staff couldn't do enough for you. Staff was great!!1
14 Feb 2015
From US$72

7 Stay Central Hotel

3 stars
3.6 / 5 14 reviews

139 Cowgate Map

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Stay Central Hotel is situated in an area known as Cowgate in the busy centre of this vibrant capital city. The National Museum of Scotland and the Edinburgh Festival Hall are in the close... More

Perfect rooms with untraditional decor
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5 May 2015
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8 Jurys Inn Edinburgh

4 stars
4.0 / 5 13 reviews

43 Jeffrey Street Map

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Positioned just off the famous Royal Mile and providing comfortable and high quality accommodations, Jurys Inn Edinburgh makes for an ideal place for travellers in a vibrant vacation in this part... More

Great view from the room. Big Room. Friendly staff.
The view from my room was great. Breakfast was rich and the staff was very helpful in anyway. Staff at reception and housekeeping was very professional and kind. The room was big and warm. In the...
29 Dec 2015
From US$122

9 Apex Waterloo Place Hotel and Spa

4 stars
4.7 / 5 53 reviews

23-27 Waterloo Place Map

FREE WiFi

Apex Waterloo Place Hotel and Spa enjoys a prestigious location at the east end of Princes Street, just minutes from both transport links and city amenities. The recently opened luxury... More

Awesome Hotel
I have now stayed at this hotel 3 times as it is just perfect. Huge rooms, great location and very attentive staff. And the rubber ducks in the bathroom!
19 Dec 2015
From US$92

10 Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel

4 stars
4.5 / 5 26 reviews

61 Grassmarket Map

FREE WiFi

The Apex City Hotel Edinburgh is located right at the heart of the Old City on Grassmarket - an area famed for its vibrant restaurants and nightlife. On the doorstep are Edinburgh's must see... More

First visit but not the last
For our first trip to Edinburgh we wanted a hotel that was in easy walking distance of as many of the attractions as possible but far enough away from the hustle and bustle of a 24 hour city to...
11 Oct 2015
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