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Nestled in the heart of Edinburgh's Old Town, lies the enchanting Grassmarket — a place so picturesque it could be plucked from the pages of a fantasy novel. Here, amidst its original and quaint shops, artists and artisans showcase their wares. The area itself is very lively, making it a great place to stroll around and do some shopping.


Edinburgh is the perfect place to indulge in some serious retail therapy and pick up memorable gifts for family and friends — and as the city is so compact, you can easily explore on foot and in the meantime enjoy spectacular surroundings. Charming boutiques dot the picturesque Royal Mile, classy George Street is the place to go for designer labels, while high-end brands can be found on the prestigious Multrees Walk. Explore the hidden gems of the Old Town's narrow ‘closes’, where you can find unique artisanal crafts, antiques, and local treasures. And don't miss out on the vibrant markets and independent shops that showcase Scotland's rich heritage and contemporary designs — it is granted that you will not leave Edinburgh empty-handed.