We have a blockbuster line-up ofworkshops coming yourway this summer, including the return of last year’smegahit: Summer Sessions (p11).Designed specifically to ensure continuity and progression in your dance skills in the gap between the summer and autumn terms, they’re back this July to keep you brushed up on your ballet, contemporary, Pilates, jazz and hip hopmoves. In fact, hip hop’s a bit of a running theme this summer, aswe’re hosting workshops with… Read More

With a great local knowledge our team have the inside info on whats on and local special deals to take advantage off. Pop back for special offers this May… Bus Tours Full tour takes approximately 1 hour – Tour bus passes the foot of the cliffs at Edinburgh Castle and stops in Grassmarket approx 10am – then every 15 mins during summer months. Entertaining and informative commentary is available in nine different languages*,… Read More

Our Garden This was the name given by local children to the West Port Garden which opened in 1910. At the time the West Port was a cavernous street of soot-blackened tenements, running uphill from the Grassmarket. Inspiration came from pioneer ecologist Patrick Geddes whose vision was to create green spaces among the Old Town slums. Here children could play safely and experience the natural world through gardening. A century later the… Read More

armchair books grassmarket

Fancy a good read?  Head to Armchair Books which is a second hand and antiquarian book shop which is a little gem in the already delightful area of Grassmarket. As soon as you walk in you’re lovingly punched in the face with that aroma of books–not the “new” ebooks smell, but that old, beloved smell that comes from books that have been owned and loved before. Then you take in the walls… Read More

The bar has recently been renovated inside, and the result is a very homely, traditional Scottish pub feel inside. It reminded me immediately of the local village Smiddy pub that my family took me to every Sunday for lunch or dinner (the type that did pate,  steak sandwiches, death-by-chocolate cake. That was my order for a good 12 years).  A magic wee trick, where it will both appeal to tourists looking for… Read More

Along with the uniquely Scottish dishes such as’Haggis, Neeps and Tatties’, Fiddlers Arms also freshly prepare traditional pub fayre with ingredients from the best local suppliers to provide you with a hearty, filling meal. Children are welcome for food until the end of service. Portions are hearty and very reasonably priced; attracting tourists and locals in equal numbers. So whether its breakfast (served all day), lunch or dinner; they have something for… Read More

The Beehive Inn Their menu is packed with Great British pub food classics, including iconic dishes like their hand-battered fish and chips, pie and mash and succulent burgers. Drinks include a great range of real ales and an extensive wine list. Cask ales include some of the best in British beers, including the new 1730, their own special pale ale. The team at the Beehive Inn look forward to welcoming you soon… Read More

91% Ranked #8 of 115 Shopping & Fashion in Edinburgh on TRIP ADVISOR 90 Reviews Type: Shops, Shopping & Fashion Trip Advisor Owner description:Nestled in the heart of Edinburgh’s historic Old Town, the Grassmarket area is one of the most vibrant, picturesque and convivial areas of the city. A paradise of independent merchants, designers and artisans, the Grassmarket Edinburgh is simply bursting with some of the best shopping Edinburgh has to offer.Far… Read More

FREE guided themed tours at National Museum of Scotland! Why not explore everything from Scotland’s history to the supernatural. Themed tours take place every day at 3pm. Join them for a exciting programme of tours with a different theme every day. Themed tours are subject to guide availability and titles may change. FREE public guided tours are for adult individuals and small groups (up to six people only). If you are visiting… Read More

A message from the Chief In-Spectre Greetings! Welcome to the ethereal home of my Witchery Tours, where my fellow ghouls and I put our stockinged, desert-booted feet up after a hard night’s scaring. It is hard to believe that we’ve now been haunting the wynds and closes of the Old Town for almost three decades. You’d think at this stage the only ‘WWW’ around here would be ‘world-weary whingers’, but somehow we… Read More