About Cowgate

The Cowgate is a street in Edinburgh, Scotland, located about 550yd southeast of Edinburgh Castle, within the city's World Heritage Site. The street is part of the lower level of Edinburgh's Old Town, which lies below the elevated streets of South Bridge and George IV Bridge. Consequently, the Cowgate can be quite gloomy and dark in sections. It meets the Grassmarket at its west end and Holyrood Road to the east.HistoryEarly HistoryThe street's name is recorded from 1428, in various spellings, ...

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