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George IV Bridge

Bank Street and Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh, Scotland
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More like a street

Wasn't aware it was a bridge until after, it's basically a great street with lots to see and do... read more

Reviewed 12 January 2018
JimmyJackk
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San Marcos, California
Pretty iconic bridge/elevated road, great for looking over cowgate

Nice little bridge with shops and restaurants overlooking cowgate area. Fun to walk, but is it more... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2017
tfizzle
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Portland, Oregon
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Built between 1829 and 1832, this bridge or elevated street spans more than 1,000 feet in length, linking Chambers Street and the Royal Mile.
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  • Average27%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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Bank Street and Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh, Scotland
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Reviewed 12 January 2018

Wasn't aware it was a bridge until after, it's basically a great street with lots to see and do. Had enjoyable walk here.

Thank JimmyJackk
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Reviewed 14 October 2017

Nice little bridge with shops and restaurants overlooking cowgate area. Fun to walk, but is it more like an elevated road than a bridge

Thank tfizzle
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Reviewed 5 October 2017

As mentioned by others, it is really a bridge! But walking along it, it seems like a regular but very bustling street. It leads down to where you can go to Nando's restaurant and Greyfriar Bobby and Kirk. Nice bustling street with lots to see...More

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Reviewed 2 October 2017

We traveled the in 2010, I cant wait to go back. It was one our bucket list places and we were not disappointed. The town is Amzing, and so are the people, we went on off season and had a wonderful time. Plenty of sights...More

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Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

This may seem a strange name for what appears on the surface as a straightforward road. However, it really is a bridge over the lower part of the City including Cowgate. If you walk along either side of the road notice the bridge ironwork and...More

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Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

Nice bar. Kids welcome, didn't eat here but meanie was cheap and good looked good. Staff were really friendly. I'd go back again. 2 small issues...at over £11 for 2 pints of beer and a coke it was way too expensive. A pint of hand...More

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Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

If noone tells you that this is a bridge, you wouldn't notice it. It's good to visit, and probably you will cross it several times. But apart from using it to move yourselfs, anything else to say about it.

Thank Jaume v
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Reviewed 26 February 2017

We deviated from the Royal Mile yesterday and had a walk across this bridge, more out of curiosity than anything else, but glad we did as 'Greyfriars Bobby' was on our itinerary list and we had no idea that the statue was at the end...More

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Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Brilliant pub to visit. Great bar staff. I recommend this pub. Well worth a visit. Food is good. It's a must visit.

Thank Colin B
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Reviewed 4 January 2017

I had just come out of Greyfriars cemetery, saw the greyfriars Bobby Statue on the corner, and then just by chance came over this bridge, Caught the eye, stopped, took a pic or two, but was surprised to see it here on TripAdvisor, still, there...More

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Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its
labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests
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visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers
that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the
place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as
the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal
Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the
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