Saunter down Victoria Street to Grassmarket

Saunter down Victoria Street to Grassmarket

Edinburgh's shopping hotspot, Victoria Street is one of the most charming streets in 'Auld Toun' (Old Town). Its colourful facades look like delicious cupcakes.

Curving, charming Victoria Street runs from the Royal Mile to Grassmarket, the old herb market. This fun shopping district is full of small artisan shops with brightly coloured facades, offering the city's best tartans, cashmere, and designer brands. You can also come across some exhibition venues, including The Red Door Gallery, specialising in posters and prints by Scottish artists. Pubs punctuate this postcard setting.
The joyful atmosphere extends to the old marketplace at the foot of the castle, with its many cafés and vintage shops. Do not miss the Fabhatrix designer hats, prehistoric items at Mr. Wood's Fossils or a leather jacket at Armstrongs Vintage Emporium, second-hand clothes shop since 1840. Forget the traces of the past-Grassmarket was once the site of public executions-because this painful period has now given way to one of sparkling vitality.

The Red Door Gallery
42 Victoria Street
Edinburgh EH1 2JW
+44 131 477 3255

13 Cowgatehead
Edinburgh EH1 1JY
+44 131 225 9222

Mr Wood's Fossils
5 Cowgatehead
Edinburgh EH1 1JY
+44 131 220 1344

Armstrong & Son
83 Grassmarket
Edinburgh EH1 2HJ
+44 131 220 5557