The site of a cattle market from the 15th century until the start of the 20th century, the Grassmarket has always been a focal point of...
Scottish Genealogy Society Library
Maintains the world’s largest library of Scottish gravestone inscriptions and a comprehensive records and family history collection.
At the western end of the Grassmarket, a narrow close called the Vennel leads steeply up to one of the few surviving fragments of the...
White Hart Inn
A brass plaque outside this pub proclaims: ‘In the White Hart Inn Robert Burns stayed during his last visit to Edinburgh, 1791.’...
The historic Cannonball House next to Edinburgh Castle's esplanade has been transformed into a sophisticated restaurant (and whisky bar)...
38-40 Grassmarket · interesting places nearby
Petit Paris information
Like the name says, this is a little piece of Paris, complete with checked tablecloths, friendly waiters and good-value grub – the moules-frîtes (mussels and chips) are excellent. There’s a lunch/pre-theatre deal (noon to 3pm and 5.30pm to 7pm) offering two courses for £12.90.