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Location Location Location – we are right in the thick of it no matter what time of year you visit there is always something going on at the Grassmarket… the hub of the old town of Edinburgh.

Located in the historic Grassmarket Old Town area in the heart of Edinburgh, just a 2 minute walk from the historic Royal Mile, The Grassmarket Hotel is a perfect base to explore the city!

Number of Adult steps to: (average stride – 60cm)

Castle – 420 (here or there)
Royal Mile – 334
Historic Cow Gate – 120
Train Station – 890

Unsure of what to see & do during your stay, here is a few help suggestions:

A traditional Scottish Experience - Ghillie Dhu (13 minute walk)

Enjoy an evening at Ghillie Dhu experiencing a traditional Scottish pub with live Scottish music or get your dancing shoes on and book in for one of the Ceilidh nights in the elegant Auditorium To book a table click here

Where to eat and drink...

Biddy Mulligans  - Scotland’s most famous Irish bar.
The Inn on the Mile – Pub classics in the heart of the historic Royal Mile.
The Three Sisters  - Where you’ll find hearty grub and a lively atmosphere.
Southpour – Relaxed dining and drinking in the shadow of Arthur’s seat.
The Golf Tavern - Nestled on the edge of the Bruntsfield Links.
The Bothy – Great food and drinks a stone’s throw from the Zoo.
The Granary - Pub classics with a twist on the shores of Leith

Edinburgh Castle (7 minute walk)

Our world famous neighbour just around the corner from us. Sited on top of an extinct volcano, gaining stunning views across City of Edinburgh, the castle has witnessed many of the defining events of Scottish history. To book tickets click here

Edinburgh Bus Tours (7 minute walk)

Take in the best of the city in one day with the option to hop on & off to explore at our leisure. To book tickets click here

Rabbie Tours (6 minute walk)

Choose from a range of coach tours to the Scottish Highlands on one of their fantastic 2 day, 3 day or 5 day tours. Or if you don't have as much time on your hands why not join them for your once in a lifetime experience at the Edinburgh Military Tattoo Day Tour or Scottish Highland Games. They also offer unforgettable day trips to the famous Loch Ness and Loch Lomond.
Find out more about Rabbies Tours

Camera Obscura (6 minute walk)

This is a world of illusions with 5 floors packed full of amazing optical experiences. Located on the Royal Mile, just before Edinburgh Castle
Find out more about Camera Obscura

Edinburgh Dungeons

Merlin's Dungeons are not for the faint hearted! A unique combination of real history, horror and humour bring gruesome historic events back to life in the 21st century. Each Dungeon offers a horror fest linked to their location - highlighting the local history's horrible bits. The Dungeon experience combines live actors, rides, shows and special effects to transport you back to relive those darker times. Led by the world famous London Dungeon, there are now four other Dungeon sites in Hamburg, Amsterdam, Edinburgh and York.

Victoria Street (right next door)

A curving ribbon of cascading cobblestones punctuated with hued buildings, Victoria Street is one of Edinburgh’s prettiest streets.

Have some chill out time with a spa treatment (12 minute walk)

Take time to chill out & relax during your stay at The Grassmarket Hotel with a massage or a treatment at Zen Lifestyle. As a guest of The Grassmarket Hotel, you are entitled to 10% discount off any treatments taken.

From the moment you enter the soothing decor and tranquil atmosphere of Zen Lifestyle, relaxation begins. Whether you are looking for a quick facial or a full spa day they can do it all.

Please call Zen Lifestyle directly on 0131 516 6881 and pre-book your treatment, quoting The Grassmarket Hotel. To view treatment list click here

Zen Lifestyle is not located within the hotel. All payment for treatments must be made directly with Zen Lifestyle.

Number of GB Pounds for a

Estimated taxi from the airport – £24
Waverley Train station – £6

Bus from the airport – £4.50

Tram from the airport – £5

p.s. golden rule; don’t talk to Edinburgh taxi drivers about the trams!