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George IV Bridge

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Bank Street and Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh, Scotland
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It Really Is A Bridge

This may seem a strange name for what appears on the surface as a straightforward road. However, it... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Nice stop off in city centre for well needed leg-rest.

Nice bar. Kids welcome, didn't eat here but meanie was cheap and good looked good. Staff were... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
North East UK
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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.
  • Excellent25%
  • Very good44%
  • Average29%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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Bank Street and Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh, Scotland
Old Town
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank bsandrs
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank northpawblack
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
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

Thank thetravellingmanUk
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
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

Thank Theycallitmadness
Reviewed 17 December 2016

Full of restaurants, cafes and very old buildings, a great walk toward the The Royal Mile and then either toward Holyrood or Princess Street

Thank SagaloutsTour
Reviewed 12 October 2016

It's a wonderful spot, packed with restaurants, pubs, and wee shops marking along the street on either side of the bridge. The architecture is amazing around there too.

Thank AndiNorwich
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Architecturally rich area to visit, lots to see and do. We went over this several times on our way to Princess street and enjoyed the sights.

Thank Scumblebunny
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Architecturally impressive area with the bridge linking it. As a bridge it's surly if it's time period but is a busy but useful throughfare for locals and tourists.

Thank Sarah D
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
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