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One of the busy streets in the Old Town

As other reviewers have mentioned, it is not a bridge. “George IV Bridge” is a busy street... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2018
Noraatc
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Sudbury, Massachusetts
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An overpass at best

Not really a traditional bridge but one that is a street crossing over a lower road, from the Royal... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2018
Steppin-owt
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London, United Kingdom
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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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We never really noticed the bridge part. After we finished the walking tour we made our way down from George IV Bridge to Princes street. It was rather jam packed because of various Christmas activities. The pubs and restaurants in the vicinity were very busy.

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Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

As other reviewers have mentioned, it is not a bridge. “George IV Bridge” is a busy street connecting the Edinburgh University area with the Royal Mile. Plenty of nice restaurants along the way, very atmospheric Greyfriars Kirk, National Library of Scotland.... and on a sunny...More

Thank Noraatc
Reviewed 8 October 2018

I didn't even realize it was a bridge as it is one street going over another. This part of Edinburgh is very busy with many restaurants and things to do. Just a lovely place to relax

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Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

Lovely setting great food and friendly staff cafe andaluz is a little taste of Spain definitely worth a visit

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Reviewed 18 August 2018

Don't go out of your way to visit this other than for the shops and bars on it. It really isn't a bridge at all but just over another road. Interesting walk down it though.

Thank happytravellady
Reviewed 29 July 2018

Elevated street (rather than a real bridge) over the Cowgate area which intersects with the Royal Mile.

Thank FTMDave
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Not really a traditional bridge but one that is a street crossing over a lower road, from the Royal mile it leads to Greyfriars Bobby with some pleasant architectural buildings to view along its path. It is also the route to Victoria Street which is...More

Thank Steppin-owt
Reviewed 12 June 2018

Like people has earlier said here, this is more like an elevated street, than a bridge. But anyways, definitely worth of visit, because there is so much to see and do nearby. At the North End it joins busy and popular Royal Mile, so you...More

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Reviewed 6 June 2018

George IV Bridge is an elevated street that ends at the Royal Mile. This Bridge is the home of Greyfriars Bobby, the National Museum Of Scotland and other attractions including Victoria Street the inspiration for Diagon Alley. Jolly Chris.

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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Nice bridge to walk across for a stroll- lots of bars and restaurants on both sides so it’s great for an evening- looks like a street rather than a bridge.

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Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its
labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests
this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly
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
...More
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