Victoria Street

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Victoria Street, originally called Bow Street, is a popular tourist street in Edinburgh.
As a direct connection from Grassmarket to Castlehill, Victoria Street is a frequently used street in the center of the Scottish capital, especially for tourists. The winding cobblestone street was built between 1829 and 1834 and designed by architect Thomas Hamilton. After the coronation of Queen Victoria, Bow Street was renamed after her. With its colourful facades and numerous small shops, Victoria Street is also said to be the model for the Diagon Alley from the Harry Potter books. After the success of the book series, numerous shops were opened here that fulfil almost every wish of Potterheads.
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Updated: August 20, 2019

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