Explore the Grassmarket

From our hotel near the Royal Mile

Centrally located is an understatement.

The Grassmarket distills the essence of Edinburgh into a vibrant space, filled with live music, pubs and restaurants, and surrounded by some of Scotland's most cherished historic attractions. The area serves as the heart of the city's lively nightlife scene year-round, shifting into high gear each August at the peak of Edinburgh's festival season.

Apex City of Edinburgh's Grassmarket location is great for more than just its proximity to Edinburgh Festival Fringe venues and the city's best bars. It's just a five-minute walk away from Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Mile, and Quartermile. It's approximately 10 minutes from Edinburgh's theatre district, the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC), and shopping on Princes Street and Multrees Walk. Edinburgh's seamless transport links ensure attractions like BT Murrayfield Stadium and Calton Hill are all within easy reach.