Soak up the vibrant bustling atmosphere of the Grassmarket in one of its outdoor bistros

The Grassmarket is an ideal place to eat, drink, shop and take in the atmosphere of the historic part of the Old Town. You will find it behind the Castle not far from the Royal Mile.There are Scottish, French and Italian bistros and lots of little independent shops selling unique Scottish gifts. After some lunch why not head to the top of Candlemaker Row to see the famous Greyfriers Bobby statue or Victoria Street’s colourful shop fronts that make it one of Edinburgh’s most photographed locations.

Tip – Quick stop in Mary’s Milk Bar in the Grassmarket for perhaps the best ice-cream in Edinburgh.
This sought after ice cream parlour which is in Edinburgh’s Grassmarket is a fantastic place to grab an ice cream and enjoy it on one of the benches outside which have amazing views of Edinburgh Castle. The ice-cream is creamy and luxurious and the variety of flavours is astounding. Perfect for a hot summer’s day exploring the capital.
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