NT2573 : The Grassmarket

taken 13 years ago, near to Edinburgh, Scotland

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The Grassmarket
The Grassmarket
The Grassmarket is an historic market square in Edinburgh’s Old Town, directly south-east of Edinburgh Castle. From 1477 to 1911, it was one of Edinburgh's main markets for horse and cattle. It was also a setting for public executions.

For most of its history the Grassmarket was one of the poorer areas of the city although property prices have risen sharply since the 1980s. The area is, and always has been, dominated by a series of public houses. In recent years many have become more family-friendly, and include dining areas. The Grassmarket has recently (2008-10) been re-developed with measures aimed at making the area more pedestrian-friendly including the extension of pavement cafe areas giving a more ‘European atmosphere’ to the space, together with the creation an "events zone".

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NT2573, 6148 images   (more nearby 🔍)
David Dixon   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Wednesday, 26 October, 2011   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 1 November, 2011
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 2541 7336 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:56.8479N 3:11.7554W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 2549 7340
View Direction
West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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Image classification(about): Geograph
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