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...
George Heriot’s School
One of the most impressive buildings in the Old Town, this school was built in the 17th century with funds bequeathed by George Heriot...
Greyfriars Kirkyard is one of Edinburgh's most evocative cemeteries, a peaceful green oasis dotted with elaborate monuments. Many famous...
The historic Beehive, a former coaching inn, is a big, buzzing party pub, with a range of real ales, but the main attraction is sitting...
Like the name says, this is a little piece of Paris, complete with checked tablecloths, friendly waiters and good-value grub – the...
The Vennel · interesting places nearby
Flodden Wall information
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 city wall that was built in the early 16th century as protection against a feared English invasion. Beyond it is the Telfer Wall, a later extension that continues to Lauriston Pl.