If you are looking to live in the hustle and bustle of Edinburgh itself with easy access to the University of Edinburgh, then Grassmarket might be right for you. Below we've compiled essential information about the property market in the area and what it's like to live in Grassmarket so you can decide if it's for you or not. 

Grassmarket at a glance*

Average selling price
Median time to sell
31 days
Average % of Home Report achieved
Most popular property type
2 bedroom flat

To find out more about the local market, contact your local ESPC agent today. Find an agent

* Sales statistics shown here are for the wider Edinburgh City Centre area, due to data availability. Figures are based on properties marketed and sold through ESPC. Home Report valuations relate to properties where the Home Report was available on espc.com. Figures relate to the 3 month period ending on 30/09/2023

Grassmarket lies near Edinburgh Castle and forms the backbone of the medieval Old Town with its winding closes and quirky buildings creating an atmosphere and character that is unique to Edinburgh.

Grassmarket properties are mostly traditional tenement flats but recent years have also seen the emergence of a number of tasteful new apartment complexes and conversions. Lying close to many of Edinburgh's commercial, cultural, civic and academic areas and Princes Street, most of the key city centre amenities are within walking distance.

Buy-to-let opportunities are popular in Grassmarket due to the student population. Please get in touch with ESPC Lettings to discuss investing in the area.  



Primary Schools
St Peter's RC Primary School
Tollcross Primary School

High Schools
James Gillespie's High School
St Thomas Of Aquin's High

Higher Education
The University of Edinburgh is only a 15-minute walk from Grassmarket.


Waverley Train Station is a 15-minute walk away and offers regular train services to Glasgow, Central Scotland and other locations across the UK. Near Waverley Train Station residents will also find an Edinburgh Tram station. The trams journey between Newhaven and Edinburgh Airport back and forth from early morning to late evening. Visit the Edinburgh Trams website for more information. 

Lothian Buses offer multiple bus routes that travel through Grassmarket, allowing residents to reach a wide variety of places across Edinburgh without the use of a car. Visit the Lothian Buses website for more information

Edinburgh Bus Station is a 20-minute walk from Grassmarket. From here residents can take a Megabus or Citylink bus to locations across the UK. Visit the Megabus website for more details as well as the CityLink website


There are no dentists within Grassmarket itself but Lauriston Dental Care and Bite Dentistry are within walking distance. As for GPs, residents can choose from City Clinic and Meadows Medical Practice. 

Green Space

The popular Meadows lies a few minutes south of Grassmarket, while Princes Street Gardens lies a few minutes north. Holyrood Park, home to Arthur's Seat, is only a 20-minute walk away. 


Grassmarket is a stone's throw away from the student-friendly bars of Cowgate. 

Food Shopping

There is no large supermarket in Grassmarket itself, though residents can still pick up a weekly shop from the likes of Tesco Express, Costcutter and Sainbury's Local. There is also a nearby health food store, Real Foods, on Brougham Street. There is also Oriental Supermarket on Lauriston Place. 

Other Shopping

Residents are only a 10-minute walk from the high-street shops that line Princess Street. 


Augustine United Church (United Reformed Church)
Victory Hill Church (Apostolic)

Dar Al-Arqam Mosque is only a ten-minute walk away. 

Chabad Jewish Community of Edinburgh is only a twenty-minute walk away.