For a real insiders view of Edinburgh, step out and explore surrounding areas like Royal Mile, Edinburgh, and Morningside.
Coming from here, it is less than 1 mile (1.6 kilometers) to one of the county’s most popular icons, Edinburgh Castle.
Those interested in exhibits and shows will find many unique museums, exhibits and venues in and around Grassmarket. Wander through the exhibits and savor the quiet atmosphere of the National Museum of Scotland, the Museum of Childhood and the National War Museum. To experience the city’s dynamic artistic culture, book a show at one of the acclaimed live performance venues such as the Festival Theatre, the King's Theatre and Usher Hall. Acclaimed galleries, include the National Gallery of Scotland, Fruitmarket Gallery and Dean Gallery.
If you love nature and wildlife, go and check out the nearby parks and reserves. These are great places to relax. Nature lovers will want to check out Holyrood Park and the Royal Botanic Garden, one of the places where visitors can spend time outdoors. Enjoy the local wilderness by visiting Calton Hill.
Some popular Edinburgh attractions are within driving distance of Grassmarket, such as The Meadows, Greyfriar's Bobby and Arthur's Seat. Learn about Edinburgh’s past by visiting the Palace of Holyroodhouse.
For some retail therapy, visit Princes Mall and the Geoffrey Kiltmakers and Weavers.
Spend an evening with fellow soccer lovers at Easter Road Stadium, cheering on the popular Hibernian FC. On weekends the stadium overflows with green and white, as local soccer lovers gather to support their home-grown heroes.
When you’re ready to rest your weary head after a day spent exploring the charming streets of Grassmarket, check in to one of the area’s numerous short and long stay accommodation options. For a good night’s sleep check out the amenities at the George Hotel, the Apex Waterloo Place Hotel, and the popular Apex International Hotel.