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Grassmarket, Edinburgh

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  • It was a cattle market from the 15th to the 20th century, and a place of public death sentences in the 18th century. Today Grassmarket is an animated square, at the foot of the castle, full of cafes, restaurants and shops and popular with tourists. Some of the locals, such as "The Last Drop" and the "Maggie Dickson's Pub", are known for gruesome events in the past. The square is also full of stalls with local handicrafts offered to the many tourists who frequent the square.
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  • This is a lovely cobbled area down from the castle in Edinburgh with good places to eat and drink as well as some boutique shops. at the bottom end you have a lovely view back up to the castle. There ...  more »
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