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  1. I can’t comment on the quietness of the Grassmarket, for I don’t know how busy it normally is. The name though I find interesting. Being an European I’m used to all kinds of names for markets. In my city we have a Big (or Main) Market, a Fish Market and an Oxen Market, and from other cities I know of Pigs Market, River Fish Market and Egg Market, to name a few. But Grassmarket…. I never heard of such a market before. What was sold there? Hay? Or was the market in older days a kind of meadow? One learns new things every day! 🙂

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    1. Peter, the Grassmarket is one of Edinburgh’s most lively areas with bars and restaurants. Historically it’s where people were hanged! But it’s name is much older. It was a market for cattle and horses. It therefore had areas given over to grass for grazing. We also have a Haymarket in Edinburgh and a Fleshmarket – though there are no markets in these places anymore.

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      1. Thanks a lot for the explanation. It makes totally sense. So if I want a drink when in Edinburgh I need to head for the Grassmarket. It seems a nice place so that’ll be alright 🙂

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