Market Street Edinburgh

The Street is named after the fact there was a vegetable market where the Waverley Station is now. The Market gave way to the development of the station and the present Waverley Bridge in 1896. Pictured is the corner of Cockburn Street original name Lord Cockburn Street after Lord Cockburn. Looking towards the North Bridge down Market Street. The Building on the corner is the Ticket office and gift shop for the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. There are a number of ways to the Royal Mile from Market street. There is the Scotsman Steps which take you to the North Bridge Beside the Scotsman Hotel. There is Fleshmarket Close that takes you to the upper part of High Street near the Tron Kirk. There is Craig’s close which takes you Half way up Cockburn Street and further up Market street between the Motel One and the Bank of Scotland are the News Steps. If the steps are too much for you, Cockburn street takes you up a gentle slop to the Royal Mile. When in Edinburgh get used to the hills.

The News Steps (St Giles Street – Market Street)

The News Steps are next to The Bank of Scotland Building at the end of St Giles Street across from West Parliament Square in the High Street Royal Mile Edinburgh. The steps will take you to Market Street, Waverley Bridge and the Waverley Train Station. 

News Steps St Giles Street to Market Street Edinburgh

Edinburgh Waverley Train Station Market Street Edinburgh

National Train Station Edinburgh Waverley Station 47 Market street Edinburgh EH1 1DF  0345 758 5960

The entrance to Waverley train station in market street pictured below with the Balmoral Hotel in the background is the main rail station in Edinburgh, with trains to all national destinations 7 days per week. In 1675 – 1763 where the rail lines and platforms 11 and 10 are now was a Physic Garden the forerunner to the Edinburgh Royal Botanical Gardens. There is a plaque at the foot of the steps that take you to platform 11 with an inscription that reads; Near this spot from 1675 to 1763 | was the Edinburgh Physic Garden | originally founded at Holyrood in 1670 | by | Sir Robert Sibbald and Sir Andrew Balfour , two of | the founders of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh | The Garden under the control of James Sutherland | The first regius professor of botany in the University. | was the direct predecessor of the present | Royal Botanic Gardens | This plaque was erected in 1978 | by | The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh | The University of Edinburgh and the | Royal Botanic Gardens 

 Edinburgh Waverley Train Station Market Street Edinburgh   

Art Gallery Café 

The Fruit Market Gallery 45 Market street Edinburgh EH1 1DF City of Edinburgh Scotland 0131 225 2383

The Fruitmarket Gallery is next to Waverley train station in Market Street Edinburgh and has many exhibitions throughout the year it is also a Cafe Bistro

Fruitmarket Gallery Market Street Edinburgh

City Art Gallery Market Street Edinburgh

City Art Centre 2 Market street Edinburgh EH1 1DE City of Edinburgh Scotland 0131 529 3993

City Art Gallery Market Street Edinburgh

Scotsman Steps Market Street Edinburgh

The steps take you to the North Bridge and 100 metres from the middle of the Royal Mile at the High Street Edinburgh

Scotsman Steps Market Street Edinburgh

Craig’s Close Market Street Edinburgh

Craig’s Close once started in the High Street near to St Giles Cathedral and continued down to what was a cliff side and the Nor Loch. With street building the close was made into two parts with Cockburn Street separating the upper and lower parts. The the upper part where the Cape Club a famous Edinburgh Gentlemans Club was situated closed due to building of Council offices. At the foot of the upper part a plaque can be seen in memory of Robert Fergusson (Poet) and the Cape Club. Link to Cockburn Street

Craig's Close Market Street Edinburgh

Royal Military Tattoo Office (corner) Market Street and Cockburn Street Edinburgh

At the junction of Market street and Cockburn Street stands the Edinburgh Military Tattoo Office first opened as a Hotel. Above the door is a carving of the head of Lord Cockburn which Cockburn Street is named after. 

 Market Street at the corner of Cockburn Street Edinburgh    Edinburgh Royal Military Tattoo Office on the corner of Market Street and Cockburn Street

Edinburgh Dungeons Market Street Edinburgh 

The Edinburgh Dungeons is an elaborate Ghost Train that takes you back in time through the History of Edinburgh and the evil and murderers of the time. 

Link to East Market Street

Link to Jeffrey Street